I'm moving to Los Angeles in early October to study at UCLA. I've never lived in the US before, so I'm uncertain as to what is a decent price for a room. I want to be close enough to campus to cycle in, which I surmise means I'm looking at Santa Monica, Brentwood, Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Culver City or Rancho Park.
Does anyone have advice they could offer on where to live (or not live)? What is the average rent for students in these areas? Is anyone looking for a roommate for the academic year?