The Ultimate Guide to UCLA

Recorded Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 01:00 AM

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University of California, Los Angeles | UCLA

Los Angeles, CA
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The University of California, Los Angeles is the #1 public university in the nation. The school has a vibrant sports culture, beautiful campus, and plenty of opportunities for student involvement.

If you're interested in becoming a future Bruin, don't miss this opportunity to learn all about this prestigious university. Elias will cover topics like campus culture, academic requirements, extracurricular opportunities, housing options, and much more. He will also give admissions information that will help you optimize your chances of getting into UCLA.

We'll also have a Q&A at the end of this livestream, so come prepared with all of your questions about UCLA!

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University of California, Los Angeles | UCLA

Los Angeles, CA
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Undergrad College: Harvard University '17

Major: Music

Graduate College: University of Michigan, M.M.

Work Experience: Now in my fourth year at CollegeVine, I have helped dozens of students gain acceptance to their top-choice schools and have also advised and mentored thousands more through my livestreams. Apart from my work at CV, I am also a professional conductor and a multi-instrumentalist. I currently serve as the music director of the Apollo Ensemble of Boston, and I have led symphonic concerts and operatic productions throughout the United States.

My Admissions Story: Initially interested in pursuing a career as a performing cellist, I applied almost exclusively to music schools with dual and double degree options and ultimately enrolled in the Tufts University/New England Conservatory Dual Degree Program. Unhappy with the combined program and worried I'd never feel like I was fully a student at either school, I logged back into CommonApp.org in October of my freshman year. I can't say I went about the transfer process in the smartest way (I only applied to two schools!), but Harvard miraculously accepted me (or 'excepted me' as I wrote in a celebratory Facebook post that day - no one ever let me live that one down), and the rest was history.

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