If you go here, prepare support for yourself. Forget affordable housing it doesn't exist here. It's a research school, most classes are centered on it, expect insane amounts of reading, memorization, and or abstract concepts. Forget friendships or any relationship it's survival of the fittest here and all about competition. Think about it. The campus is gross, the surrounding area is extremely crime-ridden, the dorm food sucks, and it's too crowded. I should have gone to UCLA.