This is just a comment on the 11/19/09 review. I am an American born UCLA student who graduated from a U.S. high school. At UCLA, I have competed against some of the best students in the world, including those from Asia, and on numerous occasions, I have received the highest score on the class exams (this includes advanced math classes). So the claim that American students cannot compete with foreign students is completely unfounded. We pose just as much competition for them as they do for us. In addition, to correct the "facts" of your review, American students do gain admission into European universities. I am not sure if you have ever heard of the Rhodes Scholarship, but in case you haven't, it provides American students with full scholarships to study at Oxford. I hope it is now obvious that your comment that U.S. students could not possibly compete at European universities is absurd. Now as far as UCLA is concerned, it is a world-class university, and this is not just an American opinion. In 2010, it was ranked 11th in the world by The London Times Higher Education ranking, which obviously is not an American publication. So for the writer of the 11/19/09 review, I hope I have sufficiently put you in your place. You should educate yourself before you run your mouth off. For the rest of you who are actually interested in UCLA, it IS a WORLD-CLASS UNIVERSITY, and I would highly recommend attending it.