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Old 09-16-2010, 06:14 PM
 
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Default Moving to Los Angeles from Florida for college any info?

hey guys im moving to LA from the sunshine state in the next couple of months i havent been to LA since i was kid so i dont remember much i will turn 21 couple of weeks before i move i will be attending UCLA for college and would like to know any information on student apartment prices, the surrounding area, the nightlife outside the college and in the city(which im sure there's alot of) and any more information you guys can send my way about the city itself but other than that im pretty excited about moving toward this big city.

and btw are there any beaches close by? lets say an hr or so away
thank you
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:54 PM
 
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If you are coming to UCLA, I recommend taking a 1 week or 2 week trip there before you move. I know you are inevitably moving there but it's wise to get a feel for the area before you make the big move. There are cheap flights to LA from Fort Lauderdale Intl. Airport. And Orlando has non-stop flights. You might want to check Hotwire, Orbitz, or Expedia for cheap or reduced airline tickets. They have good deals. Good luck and congratulations! There's not too many Floridians representing at UCLA or LA in general! Make us proud!
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:14 PM
 
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Thanks man i was def thinking about going to come check it out probably around winter break but prices might go up by then and forsure im a big Kobe fan and well the area and school pretty much speak for itself from what i heard so i would be more than happy to represent it to the fullest haha.

anyone else have any info around the area just to get a cyber feel to it lol
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:20 PM
 
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Everything you are asking for is there. The surrounding area has tons of shops, restaurants, bars, clubs, etc. Beach is maybe a 10-15 minute drive when there is not traffic.
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:24 PM
 
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well i appreciate it, sounds kind of like Miami where i used to live but maybe a bit better
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Old 09-16-2010, 08:57 PM
 
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Congrats.

Where are you tranferring from? What is your major? I didn't think UCLA took mid-year transfers?
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Old 09-16-2010, 09:19 PM
 
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If you live by UCLA it's an easy drive or bus ride to the beach. The neighborhood is called Westwood, if you want to do some online searching. Students live all over the place, though, and not just in the immediate neighborhood.
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Old 09-16-2010, 09:28 PM
 
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Congrats.

Where are you tranferring from? What is your major? I didn't think UCLA took mid-year transfers?
im transfering from University of Florida as a sophmore, im currently seeking to double major in finance and Business management, and i had a pending acceptance from my senior yr at high school, ucla has always been a school i wanted to attend but it wasnt possible for me at that time to attend, and this year i replied again and got accepted for spring term 2011.

My brother graduted with an MBA from UCLA 4 years ago idk if that played any role in my acceptance.
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Old 09-16-2010, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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im transfering from University of Florida as a sophmore, im currently seeking to double major in finance and Business management, and i had a pending acceptance from my senior yr at high school, ucla has always been a school i wanted to attend but it wasnt possible for me at that time to attend, and this year i replied again and got accepted for spring term 2011.

My brother graduted with an MBA from UCLA 4 years ago idk if that played any role in my acceptance.
Again, congratulations! I guess your brother can give you pointers about where to live and what to expect.

Generally, the campus is in a Westwood which is a very nice (but not cheap) part of Los Angeles.
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