UCLA Dorms Ranked
Here are the highest rated UC Los Angeles dorms. This ranking was put together based off of what students rated UCLA dorms on the RateMyDorm UCLA Page.
Rated 4.3 / 5 stars by 2 UCLA students
"Deluxe Double configuration. Lots of space to move desk and bed around. Is a quiet location that many students don’t know it’s location. It can get very loud since my room faces Gayley Ave, where there is a frat across the street that throws every Thursday. They also blast music loudly anytime they play basketball outside (very often). My AC went out so I have to open the windows for cool air which means I have to listen to their music which can get annoying when trying to study. Another con to this is that many partygoers will end up in a bathroom somewhere in Gardenia, throwing up or rushers washing off the nastiest scent after a hazing. There is lots of light, for any room facing gayley ave, there will be a lot of sunlight unless you have a tree in the front. If you have a room facing Holly or Saxon, you don’t get that much sunlight. Another con is that there is always traffic on Gayley Ave, so you will hear cars, loud exhausts, buses, ambulances, etc. a big pro is that if you’re walking up the hill from Westwood, this dorm is easier to access than the rest of the hill, you don’t have to walk up too much compared to other dorms."
Rated 4.3 / 5 stars by 3 UCLA students
"Holly overall is a pretty good place to live. The view from my room is great and the deluxe double provides more than enough space for both parties living in the dorm. Floors are also super social and a great place to meet people. "
Rated 4.3 / 5 stars by 9 UCLA students
"I love Olympic because it's new and modern. While it is further up the hill, I think the niceness of Olympic is worth the walk, plus it's a good workout. I like that it has really nice study areas (the canopy and understory) and I also love that there's an easy takeout food spot in the building (the drey). The one issue I have with the building is the elevator breaks like every couple weeks because there are so many residents (2 elevators for probably like 2000 people). Also, the air vents are hella dusty. But in general, I love olympic more than other dorms and I chose it again after my freshman year."
Rated 4.3 / 5 stars by 1 UCLA student
"Palo Verde was finished being built this past year in 2022 and it is one of the three new buildings in the Soutwest Apartment complexes alongside Laurel and Tipuana. General info: Room arangements: 4 bedroom / 8 person / 2 bath Currently it's housing mostly for transfer students as of the 2022-2023 year but that may change in the future. Pros: -The outside of the apartments and patio areas are very new and genuinely very beautiful. There's grills for events, plenty of seating, and lighting all throughout the night -Plenty of restaurants and stores around -Lots of events nearby including: movie premieres near the Fox Theatre, weekly Farmer's Market, monthly school event called "First Thursday" with music, activities, food etc. -Next to Target, Whole Foods, Ralphs, and Trader Joes -Study lounges downstairs that are very comfortable and convenient Cons: -Currently because it's considered off campus housing there are no meal plans offered - may change in the future if UCLA decides to give meal plans again -Roughly 20 minute walk to campus(there is a bus to get to school everyday) -8 people in one apartment can be a lot -Very hard to find parking nearby which means either driving around a long time to find something or getting a parking permit which is a few hundred dollars each quarter and you must park on campus "
Rated 4.3 / 5 stars by 7 UCLA students
"Decent place, but would really only recommend if you have a group of people you want to live with. There's no AC, and if you're in the triple, you're sharing 1 shower and 1 bathroom with 5 other people. The nice things are that you have a living room, and it has extra closet space too. The lounge is also pretty big, and I feel like the RAs try to have events together so that you can meet people, even tho Saxon is pretty socially dead. "
Rated 4.3 / 5 stars by 6 UCLA students
"I live in a corner room and it is so spacious! It's usually reserved for people with special accommodations but since it was free, we were lucky to be assigned to it. I live in a plaza triple and we have a lot of space and a private bathroom. Rieber Terrace's location is also very convenient -- we are close to Rende, the Study, and a short walk to everything else. One complaint about this building, however, would be that the elevators break quite often. This is tough for people who live on higher floors and often have to climb the stairs to their rooms..."
Rated 4.5 / 5 stars by 13 UCLA students
"Can’t go wrong with a De Neve Plaza. I have lived in Dogwood for 2 years and it has been great. My only complaint is the elevator is pretty janky. "
Rated 4.5 / 5 stars by 1 UCLA student
"I stayed in Gardenia and it was overall a pretty nice experience. The rooms are big, even for three people. The AC is a little funky (you can't set a temp, only colder or not) but still works well. The bathrooms are communal and there were some issues with flooding of the showers on my floor. It's kinda far away from food though, as you have to walk to either the main De Neve Plaza or BCafe/Cafe 1919. There aren't many laundry machines, so you have to be proactive about putting your laundry in during the week."
Rated 4.6 / 5 stars by 15 UCLA students
"it was nice, also it was close to everything, and also not a very far walk up the hill, so everything was great"
Rated 4.7 / 5 stars by 4 UCLA students
"Gayley is fairly new so the rooms and the building itself is in a very good condition. I stayed here during my covid isolation for about a little over two weeks. Pros: Clean, rooms have good natural lighting, good air conditioning, and good storage space for the kitchen and good living room space and furniture. Good safety and security. Cons: N/A"