Riverside, CA
University of California-Riverside


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Recent Reviews

Ashley
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UCR is a campus that continues to grow and develop each passing year. Honestly, the campus experience is all that you make of...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UCR is a campus that continues to grow and develop each passing year. Honestly, the campus experience is all that you make of it and all the perspective you place upon it. Our campus is very diverse and open to all voices there are with lots of events and programs to support those voices and your education.

Easton
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There are many pros and cons for going to UC Riversisde. UC Riverside is smack dab between Los Angeles and Palm Springs, an...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

There are many pros and cons for going to UC Riversisde. UC Riverside is smack dab between Los Angeles and Palm Springs, and it has another campus in the resort town of Palm Desert CA, which is basically a suburb of Palm Springs. UC Riverside is part of the prestigious UC system, a system that outperforms most university systems in the country; however, the con is the neighborhood and the city. Riverside CA is not a college town, it's a big vintage city in Southern California, and it is the birthplace of the citrus industry. Riverside definitely has history, but it succumbed to the sprawling of LA, which brought Riverside from a city full of orange groves and trees to a city with zero characters. UC Riverside has a considerable amount of programs, and its faculty is fantastic! You will surround yourself with people from all over the world right here at UCR. UC Riverside also prides itself as the first university of the UC system to provide housings to LGBT students. Overall, UC Riverside is a good university, but if location matters to you, then this university might not cut it for you. To me, location really matters, so I really regretted my decision to go to UC Riverside when I was offered admission at Northern Arizona University years ago.

Susan
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UCR or R'side are surrounded by aesthetic mountains and is always sunny. A large yellow "C" can be seen from Orbach Library. ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UCR or R'side are surrounded by aesthetic mountains and is always sunny. A large yellow "C" can be seen from Orbach Library. The bell tower glows green and purple at night and at noon the clock dings to the Harry Potter theme song. What makes UCR so unique is the diversity of students on campus, the passion professors have, the copious amount of food (fresh oranges can be pulled from trees on campus), 40 acres of mountains and gardens known as the Botanic Gardens, and the active student life and events. I came to this school worried and unsure. Now as a second year, I have grown to love the heat, joined organizations on campus such as the Residential Hall Association, live in the luxurious and affordable Glen Mor apartments, and have made new experiences that allowed me to grow as a person. UCR is still expanding today with a new research building being constructed and plans for a new residential hall. When you come to UCR you find a home and a family. I am proud to be a Highlander!

Sandy
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Last year, I came into UCR as a Freshmen. I was quite unhappy and unmotivated because every one else called our school the UC...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Last year, I came into UCR as a Freshmen. I was quite unhappy and unmotivated because every one else called our school the UC Rejects. However, I realized that my school was more than just a silly name that it was given. UCR is dedicated to creating a environment that is best for the students. If we wanted to voice our opinion and make changes, we were given the chance to. Not only that, but UCR provides students with many resources from financial aid to test supplies. Most of all, everyone is super friendly. I have found the comforts of a home in UCR and I do not regret my decision to attend this school.

Madison
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University of California riverside is a beautiful, large, and open school full of intelligent and fun people. This school ten...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

University of California riverside is a beautiful, large, and open school full of intelligent and fun people. This school tends to hold a reputation that doesn't exactly fit what it really is. The teachers are willing to help and offer office hours, students are hard working butt also know how to have fun, and the campus is so green and beautiful. It's a lovely place to go to school and a place to feel motivated.

Marlene
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UCR tends to be be under appreciated in coparison to other UCs. I am here to tell you that this is an amazing school. There a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UCR tends to be be under appreciated in coparison to other UCs. I am here to tell you that this is an amazing school. There are some professors who I will admit you need a cup of coffee to stay awake through the lecture. But, there are others who are very passionate and so the classes are a delight. These are the classes that actually give you the opportunity to engage and learn something. Lastly the campus itself is wonderful. There are weekly events by the bell tower and the architecture of some of the buildings are worth a picture. The school has a good vibe, students and staff are overall welcoming and willing to help. This school is great. The only down side in my opinion is that during the summer months the temperature can reach up to 108º F. Even then it's not so bad. UCR is a school worth considering

Sophia
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UC Riverside is a school with plenty of opportunities. Although it is a tier 3 school, we are heavily based on research and m...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UC Riverside is a school with plenty of opportunities. Although it is a tier 3 school, we are heavily based on research and many opportunities given to undergraduates and graduate students. The new medical school brings the school more recognition throughout the UC system. It is a great experience although known for partying. If you find the right crowd, your school life will be more enjoyable.

Priscilla
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The very much enjoy the campus. The professors and teaching assistants are very helpful and flexible to make sure the student...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The very much enjoy the campus. The professors and teaching assistants are very helpful and flexible to make sure the student gets all the help they need. There are many opportunities to be a part of some sort of organization that will benefit students and plenty of extra-curricular activities that they can be a part of to make college life easier.

Erick
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My overall opinion of University of California- Riverside is that this campus does a good job of not only giving the students...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall opinion of University of California- Riverside is that this campus does a good job of not only giving the students the University experience but also making them develop into well rounded individuals. The students are exposed to immense opportunities to become who they truly are but also to find the education that they crave. It shows a true reflection just how much the University has the chance to make all educational dreams come true. Also exposing the students to a diverse way of life from students al over the globe. The teachers and TA's do an excellent job in being there to go through concepts that are confusing. They are honest in order for the students to benefit.

Selena
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It's been a whole new experience for me. I am very proud and feel very blessed to be attending the University of California,...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's been a whole new experience for me. I am very proud and feel very blessed to be attending the University of California, Riverside. It is a good school and I feel safe here. I have fun in my classes and really like my professors. I am enjoying my major because it helps me figure out what I want to do in life.

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