Riverside, CA
University of California-Riverside


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Recent Reviews

Janet
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The school can improve on the sizes of their classes and the professors they have. Also, the food isn't always the best in th...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The school can improve on the sizes of their classes and the professors they have. Also, the food isn't always the best in the dining hall and there aren't many options for late nights. The meal swipe system is a bit weird too because you can only use one swipe for one meal time, and if you accidentally go early for dinner, it'll count as lunch and you would have to use a guest swipe. Other than that, UCR is a friendly place.

Yemisi
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The teachers are good. The campus is beautiful sometimes. Depends on the day.

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The teachers are good. The campus is beautiful sometimes. Depends on the day.

Jordan
What is your overall opinion of this school?

UCR is a research school so professors are up to date on their knowledge and are putting in the work in their field. I have ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UCR is a research school so professors are up to date on their knowledge and are putting in the work in their field. I have only had a few bad professors but most of them are available via office hours or prior scheduling. Because it is a research school there are constant opportunities to be a part of compensated studies. The buildings are constantly being constructed or renovated, and the campus is relatively safe.

Soomi
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UCR is a great experience if you live on campus. It is hard for a commuter to be actively involved. I have not seem much pro...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UCR is a great experience if you live on campus. It is hard for a commuter to be actively involved. I have not seem much programs or clubs/activities that specifically help commuters have a good to great experience on campus. I wish there were better food option on campus because the HUB is not too diverse.

Sarkis
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For a school that is it really so selective, UCR seems to be full of life and opportunities that would encourage students to...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

For a school that is it really so selective, UCR seems to be full of life and opportunities that would encourage students to be a lot more involved and also to have fun.

Andrea
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think that if you are interested in research and are willing to search and reach for what you want, then UC Riverside is a ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think that if you are interested in research and are willing to search and reach for what you want, then UC Riverside is a great place to go. They have the resources you need and the faculty is extremely helpful and typically want you to learn. However, if you expect a sports life of this school, then look somewhere else, because this place is not all that great.

Maribel
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My first quarter here was great, I had the opportunity to meet new people and take things at my own pace. Not going to lie, I...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My first quarter here was great, I had the opportunity to meet new people and take things at my own pace. Not going to lie, I did slack a little somewhere in the middle, but thankfully I found professors and classmates that reminded me as to why I worked so hard to get there.

Cynthia
What is your overall opinion of this school?

"UCR is never anyone's first choice." That is what my peer mentor told me during a one-on-one meeting with her. It might soun...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

"UCR is never anyone's first choice." That is what my peer mentor told me during a one-on-one meeting with her. It might sound disheartening or rude, but it's not necessarily untrue. I know it was true for me. I knew from the beginning that I wanted to go to a UC, but as a child I would dream of UCLA or UC Berkeley. While it was not my first choice, I wasn't devastated to be attending UCR; in fact, I chose it over other schools that I had previously ranked higher in my 'List of College's I Want To Attend'. I am so glad that I decided to go to UCR because I am truly having the best college experience that I could have ever asked for. Like most freshman, I was terrified of what my professors would be like and obsessively looked them up on ratemyproffesors.com to try to ensure that I would get the best education I could. I did not find all of them, but I had nothing to worry about. All of my professors were very kind and patient and always available during office hours if anyone ever had questions on any of the materials we needed. I even had great experiences with my TA's, who could relate to my struggles a bit more due to them still being students themselves. Going to their office hours, especially my math TA, helped me understand the what was going on in class a lot better. The university is also filled with resources that can help improve anyone's college experience. Some examples include the tutoring at the ARC that really helped me in my math class, the 'Coffee Chats' with experienced individuals that really got me thinking about my future in business, and the destressing activities during finals week that made dealing with the end of the quarter more manageable. As for the more fun things, I live in the dorms, more specifically Aberdeen-Inverness, and it is honestly one of the best decisions I have made. All the dorms have their up's and down's and are all very comfortable, but I am biased towards A-I. It has it's own residential diner, which is very convenient, the gym is right across the street, it is a very social place, so it is easy to make friends, and it is the closest to the actual campus, which makes it very difficult to be late to class. The food at the residential restaurants and at the restaurants on campus are all very tasty and there is a lot of variety so it is difficult to get tired of it. However, if you do, there are plenty of delicious places to get food in the University Village, which is a very short walk from campus. Even better, there are plenty of great places to eat in the Downtown Riverside and Moreno Valley areas, all of which are short bus rides away. The bus is free for all UCR students to use, which is great for first-year dormers, as they are not allowed to have a car. All in all, I think that UCR unfairly gets a bad reputation. The education, the resources, the housing, and the social life are all great, from what I have seen, and I am so excited to spend three more years at my university.

David
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I find the University of California to be a great place of higher education. I am not expecting an expensive campus (it's a s...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I find the University of California to be a great place of higher education. I am not expecting an expensive campus (it's a state school after all) or any "big name" professors, and even with our those things UCR does impress me. The students on campus are INCREDIBLY polite, almost to the point I felt that striking up a conversation was incredibly easy. Clubs and Organizations are fun, but never feel oppressive with their commitments. Overall, find UCR highly enjoyable.

Nicole
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I personally live in one of the living-learning community that is offered on campus and it has helped me a lot on the transit...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I personally live in one of the living-learning community that is offered on campus and it has helped me a lot on the transition as I was provided a community that is supportive and trustworthy and I font truly ever feel alone. there are also a variety of mentor programs to participate in your first year and even as a transfer which surrounds you with a very inspiring community. The staff on campus are often available and are even willing to make extra office hours that work around your already busy schedule. Overall it has been an amazing experience for me and I'm so glad I chose to become a Highlander.

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  • 18,621
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $12,960
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  • 68%

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