I'm thinking about attending UCLA this fall, and I'm looking for advice on housing.
I'm from NJ and my first time vising LA will be during the Welcome Reception 4/9, so right now I have no idea what i'm getting myself into.
Is it difficult to get on-campus housing? What towns do most students live in, and what are the best ways to find apartments?
About how much should I expect to spend on rent (assuming I'm going to get my own place and would like to live in a relatively safe area)? Also, I want to bring a car -- is it hard to find apartments that come with parking?
How do most people get to classes? Bus? Is public transportation reliable in the area?
Thanks in advance for any info you can give.