Most of my friends that went to Loyola lived in Manhattan Beach or on the west side (Santa Monica, Brentwood, Westwood, West L.A., etc.). Rent isn't cheap there but they are both fun places to live, near the beach, and filled with young people. I chose Fullerton because I'm from OC and the commute is only 25 min. by train from the downtown train station. The commute is about the same from the other locations I mentioned but can be much worse during heavy traffic. Personally, I'd like to stay away from my old UCLA buddies and all the distractions they would bring. Otherwise, West L.A. is a nice place to live if you can afford it. I've also heard of people commuting from Glendale or the valley, both by train and by car.