UCLA provides a limited number of student housing options for all of it’s students. For grad students specifically, the housing is done by lottery and the priority deadline for submitting your housing application is today, May 6th. At first I was really only considering living off campus in Brentwood, because I had heard great things about the area. However, the idea of having an apartment ready before I arrive was something that sounded pleasant to me. During admit weekend, I had heard a number of horror stories about students arriving late, without a place to stay, and spending thousands of dollars living in a hotel before they finally settled down. If you refer to the resource links below and click on “virtual tour and floor plan,” you can see that all the locations are pretty nice. Because I think these units are sufficient, using student housing would also save me the cost and trouble of flying out to LA and scoping out a place. Anyway, I haven’t fully decided where I want to live, but I definitely would like to have the option of living in the student housing locations.