First off...the person who said that most people hate the graduate housing at UCLA must be mistaken. It is the first year of Weyburn terrace being open (directly opposite veterans memorial)...10-15 min walk to law school (opposite end of campus)..It is a very nice building with very up to date facilities...the only problem I see students faced this year was the construction and it being a brand new building, some problems did occur. I would recommend staying there because the overall cost ends up being the same if u live in another apt in westwood. I have friends who are in med school so I have been the housing countless times.
I know a lot of grad students there and they all hate the housing so i'm pretty sure i'm not mistaken. And yes, i know about the construction mess cause I lived on Veteran, right next to it.
I agree. And Brentwood is expensive. You would need a roommate to afford housing over there. Good luck at UCLA. I spent 4 years walking past the law school on my way to class. I love the school and all but I was glad to get out of there.But it has more to do with the quarter system than anything else. At least you don't have to worry about the quarter system at the law school.
Saying Brentwood is expensive is true. But compared to a similar sized place in Westwood would be a few hundred cheaper. In fact, compared to similar sized places, Brentwood is a lot cheaper than not only Westwood, but also cheaper than SM and Beverly Hills (which is actually quite inexpensive too). If you really wanted to save money, then I guess someone can live in Culver City or Palms...but i wouldn't suggest it. The only thing cheaper that Brentwood would be if you live in a fraternity house in Westwood. And after doing that for three years...i wouldn't suggest it. If you really need some place, PM me cause all my friends still go to school, and I can see whats around. I know that one of my frat bros has a place in Brentwood where one of them is moving out for med school in chicago. Its right by Q's, so they go out a lot.