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UCLA Student Housing
Bruin Life Elevated
Living in university-owned housing is a quintessential part of the UCLA experience. Whether you are staying on the Hill, our vibrant and diverse on-campus residential community, or residing in one of our off-campus buildings, the people you meet and the experiences you have there will be a source of lifelong memories. We are excited to welcome you and look forward to getting to know you! Start Application Process
“I wanted to live on the Hill my freshman year because I wanted an easy way to socialize with other UCLA students, and living on campus seemed like a big part of the culture for incoming students. It was so easy to meet up in someone's room or a dining hall to study or hang out.”
— Elizabeth, Third-year communication studies major
Convenience is key for busy Bruins, and that’s why your choice to live in university-owned housing is a great one! Whether you prefer to be close to classes, extracurricular activities and the bustle of campus, or enjoy living in nearby neighborhoods that offer a separation between school and your home life, we have a place for you.
Both options are accessible to public transportation and give you access to everything that makes Los Angeles one of the best cities in the world (think beaches, entertainment, sports venues, shopping and dining). They are also comfortable, clean and well-maintained with a built-in sense of community.
We Start You Off Right
UCLA Housing is much more than just a place to live. It’s a place filled with life. From your roommates, suitemates, floormates, neighbors to your resident assistants and community directors, you will find friends and community in an environment designed to help you grow academically and personally.
“As a transfer student I had never had an authentic dorm experience so far in my college career. Living in a Living Learning Community with other transfer students was amazing because everyone had similar educational experiences and backgrounds, yet we were all so diverse.”
— Anna, First-year transfer student, political science major
See the World from Our Windows
Nearly 100% of freshmen choose to live on campus
The Thrill of the Hill
UCLA’s on-campus residential community is called the Hill because of its location on a hill adjacent to the west side of campus.
Our furnished rooms and study spaces come with popular amenities like high-speed Internet, a fitness center, a convenience store, free premium streaming service, a mail center, laundry rooms, music practice rooms, outdoor recreation facilities, and community gardens, all with routine housekeeping, maintenance, and 24-hour front desk support.
#1 Best College Food in America
Niche.com (2022, 2021, 2020), Business Insider (2020)
The World On Your Plate
UCLA Housing is known and respected for its award-winning dining program. We approach food as an opportunity to learn through every bite, and our selection of more than 1,000 dishes celebrate the diversity of cultures and flavors that live on the Hill.
Our chefs and dieticians keep our menus fresh with new recipes every day, and our flexible dining schedule runs from 7 a.m. – 2 a.m.
We offer vegan and vegetarian meal choices at all of our residential restaurants and boutique cafés, and we also have kosher, halal and gluten-free dining options.
Connect to New Experiences
UCLA Housing produces thousands of programs and events a year for its residents. Major events like True Bruin Welcome, TEDxUCLA and UCLA Geek Week engage everyone on the Hill with professional quality live events and activities.
In addition, our student-run committees and organizations connect with residents through health and wellness workshops, creative hackathons, open mic night and much more.
“I wanted to live in UCLA Housing because of the guaranteed quality of the living spaces, especially when compared to private apartments. UCLA housing also came furnished and maintenance is quick and reliable. Housing should be a source of stability for you, and UCLA Housing provides that. ”
— Ryan, Third-year, mechanical engineering
Life in West L.A. Shines
Living off-campus offers a greater degree of independence with all the benefits of living in high-quality university-owned accommodations — nine-month contracts with utilities and Wi-Fi bundled in, clean and well cared for buildings and prompt responses to maintenance requests.
With a variety of housing options within five miles of UCLA, many of our residents choose to walk or bike to campus while others enjoy UCLA’s free Bruin Bus shuttle service for a safe, carefree trip to classes. Public transportation systems are also close by, offering easy access to all the places that make Los Angeles such an incredible place to live, learn and work.
UCLA is proud to offer 4/2 housing
First-year Students 4 Years / Transfer Students 2 Years
UCLA's Housing Guarantee
UCLA is proud to offer incoming first-year undergraduates the opportunity to live in university-owned housing for four years, as well as offer a two-year option for all our incoming transfer students.
This was made possible by our decade-long commitment to expanding our housing inventory by building new residence halls on the Hill, including Olympic and Centennial halls, which opened in Fall 2021, and creating new undergraduate accommodations close to campus, including Gayley Heights and the Laurel and Tipuana apartments, which will each welcome residents in Fall 2022.
You Belong Here
As a Bruin, your education will happen inside and outside of the classroom. Learning will also happen as you explore and make connections in the larger Los Angeles community. This is an exciting time in your life and we are here to help ease that transition and make your time at UCLA fun, impactful and enjoyable.
That’s why roughly 20,000 Bruins choose UCLA Housing each year.
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