UCLAtHome

Hey everybody! My name is Brandon Washington.  I am a first year transfer here at UCLA from Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga.  I grew up in Los Angeles County so I, like many others, envisioned myself attending universities like UCLA or USC.  I was ecstatic when I received my acceptance letter and learned that I…

Research as a Transfer

Hello Future Bruins! Congratulations on your acceptance to UCLA. This is a HUGE accomplishment!! You not only got accepted to the best public university in the nation, but you have done so after having to completely readjust what it means to be a student. AMAZING (to say the least)! My name is Kelly and I…

Dear New Bruin

Dear New Bruin, Congratulations, YOU did it! I’m Stacy Carlos, a soon-to-be graduating senior, with a Communication B.A. and a minor in Digital Humanities. I am also a transfer student from Los Angeles Pierce College! I write to you because I know the plethora of emotions you’re experiencing since receiving your acceptance. Remember this moment,…

The Value of UCLA

Greetings, future Bruin! My name is Anjenica Ramos (but you can call me Nikki; pronouns she/her/hers). I’m a fourth year Cognitive Science major and Digital Humanities minor. It’s nice to meet you!  First and foremost, congratulations on your acceptance! I want to applaud you on your hard work and accomplishments thus far, especially given the…

From Brazil to UCLA: My Journey as an International Student

Hello everyone! My name is Lucas Yoshida (most people call me Yoshi so feel free to call me that) and I am a 3rd-year studying Business Economics here at UCLA! I was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil and moved to Los Angeles in 2018 to start my amazing journey at UCLA! Before I…

Investing in UCLA

Hey new Bruins! My name is Renato Escobar (he/him), a 2nd-year psychobiology majorand part of the UCLA class of 2023. I am from Thousand Palms, California and I am veryexcited to share my thoughts, feelings, and steps that I took at the time when I was in yourposition, and hopefully provide you with some insight…

A New Bruin’s Guide to Exploring LA Through Food

Hi y’all!! My name is Alek and I’m a 4th-year student studying Geography and Environmental Studies. Being born and raised right here in Los Angeles, I hope I can give you the inside scoop of how to take on this city like a true Angelino! As a new Bruin, you’ll have the incredible opportunity to…

All Things Academics: How I Found My Path at UCLA

Hi everyone! My name is Binat Gousinov (she/her/hers), and I am a third year Business Economics major and Cognitive Science minor here at UCLA. I was born in Israel, but I grew up in Los Gatos, California in the Bay Area. Before I jump into talking about majors, minors, careers, and everything academics related, I…

Tips from a Current Student

Hello everyone! My name is Evelyn, and I’m a sophomore English major (and prospective Film minor) from Shanghai, China. To start off, congratulations on being accepted to UCLA! We’re so incredibly proud of you, and we can’t wait to see what amazing things you’ll accomplish here. Having lived in a few different countries before, deciding…

My Unexpected Journey Through the Freshman Cluster Program at UCLA

When I first chose to enroll in a Cluster during my freshman orientation, I did so primarily because it fulfilled a majority of my general education requirements needed for graduation which I otherwise would not have completed in my major. I had no idea what to expect, and truthfully, just thought of it as a…