Student Life


The MFE experience isn’t limited to the classroom. With access to over 50 Anderson student clubs and organizations as well as the overall UCLA campus, MFEs make the most out of a truly immersive experience.

Southern California is one of the most vibrant and exciting geographic areas, with cutting-edge commercial activities and unparalleled access to cultural and recreational opportunities. Los Angeles is a global city where culture, business and industry blend into opportunity. This is where four million people power the world's 15th largest economy.   

UCLA is a crossroads of ideas, cultures and limitless experiences and opportunities. The iconic UCLA campus is set in Westwood, one of the leading residential areas of Los Angeles, and is adjacent Bel Air, Brentwood and Beverly Hills. The campus is easily accessible by car and public transportation from freeways and major thoroughfares. Theaters, sporting events, performances and leisure activities are all available either within or just beyond the borders of the UCLA campus. 

UCLA Amenities

UCLA Athletics

Discounted student single-day and season tickets to UCLA Football and Men’s Basketball and student tickets to all other sports.


Take advantage of dining facilities throughout campus as well as Westwood Village which offers outstanding restaurants.

Melnitz Movies

Free screenings to new and classic films, plus Q&As with directors, actors, and producers at the film school.

Fitness & Recreation

Access to all UCLA Fitness and recreation facilities such as the Wooden Center, Sunset Canyon Recreation Center, and Kinross Recreation Center for $50 per quarter.

Local Attractions


Santa Monica Pier: If you're looking for some carefree entertainment in a beach setting, try visiting the Santa Monica Pier, which offers numerous rides and attractions, restaurants, and kitschy shopping. The pier is open 365 days a year and admission is free.

Beaches: From Santa Monica to Redondo, the beaches are a popular destination for volleyball, surfing, people watching and students' other outdoor pursuits.  

Amusement Parks: While you're living in L.A., why not take a break from your studies and take advantage of UCLA discounts to theme parks including: Disneyland, Universal Studios, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Knott's Berry Farm and Raging Waters.  

Movies: A number of movie theaters are located near UCLA, and the Village Theater in Westwood has been known to host major film premieres. Anyone is welcome to stand to the side and stargaze as celebrities arrive in their limousines!

On-Campus Housing


Whether you are a graduate student who is married, a single parent, or a single graduate student, chances are you're looking for housing that offers independence, good value and safety as well as access to a community of fellow students. Graduate students usually live off campus in either private or university-owned apartments. UCLA University Apartments are considered by many to be the best value for the money and are in very high demand. Early application for university housing is strongly advised. The UCLA Housing Services Office provides descriptions of University-owned apartments available to UCLA graduate students and students with family. Many students rent off-campus apartments in Brentwood, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, and Westwood. The Community Housing Office provides information and current listings on private apartments, rooms in private homes, shared rentals, roommates, and temporary housing.