Riverside, CA
University of California-Riverside


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Recent Reviews

Jemmarie
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

UC Riverside provides myraid amount of academic resources for students willing and eager to engage more indepth in certain ac...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

UC Riverside provides myraid amount of academic resources for students willing and eager to engage more indepth in certain academic fields, while encouraging community service and social balance.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Diversity is major pro-factor in choosing UC Riverside as well as the potential growth available at this school.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Do not base your decision solely on reputation or word-of-mouth, but research various colleges holistically and do not let other peoples prejudices alter your decision; for your going to be the one attending that school.

Samantha
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

To find the college that is right for you, I would suggest taking alot of campus tours of the colleges you are intersted in attending and also taking tours of on campus housing just in case you decide to live on campus rather than commute. For parents I suggest speaking with financial aid counselors so that you know how much the schooling is going to cost and if you need any help the advisors can assist you in getting the help you need to get your child through school. And to make the most out of your college experience I would suggest setting limitations for yourself so that you do not let yourself get off track or become distracted. In college it is very easy to get distracted so make sure that you take care of your school work first and after that go out and have fun, experience college, it's the best years of your life.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about my school is that it is diverse and it makes you feel like you are not being deprived of any opportunities for your future based on race, religion, gender, etc.

Jacqueline
What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I knew how much I really need to study to do well in my classes.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I knew how much I really need to study to do well in my classes.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Any person can attend this school, but they need to be focused in their studies to do well.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Find a college that has a strong program for what you plan to study and make sure it is right for you.

Marissa
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are friendly, willing to help me whenever I am in need of notes from being absent or clairfication of a subject...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are friendly, willing to help me whenever I am in need of notes from being absent or clairfication of a subject that I don't fully understand. We have been able to share deep discussions pertaining to the subject of the class and any other subject besides class. Some of my classmates have come to be great friends of mine throughout my college experience.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

To both the student and the parent I would encourage them to discover a college that best fits the needs and likes of the student. Since the student is the one attending college they should be able to take more of the responsibility that follow with being a college student, so to the parents I know it maybe hard to let your student go but it is essential in order for the student to fully grow, although you can still play an active role in your students life without being there 24/7. Also to the student, remember to choose a major that you have an interest and liking in, choose a major that will make you happy and proud of. This is the student's time to discover new and interesting qualities about themselves and the world that surrounds them, it maybe scary to step out in the big world of college but like all things in life it takes time, courage, and patience. Above all the most important advice I can give to the student is that going to every class is necessary and worth the time, its the basis of college so try not to skip class.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about my school is the friendly and inviting environment. There are many programs on campus that encourage students to participate and get involved with the campus life. Which makes the transition from high school to college fun and easy.

Mathew
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The entomology and sociology departments.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The entomology and sociology departments.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

There is the feeling of dying ambition and restlessness.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Go to a college with a well known department for what you want to do, then get to know the faculty. Some of the best scholars I know are friends with their professors. It helps create a sort of intellectual trust which makes people strive harder, like we're all on the same team. Also, eat up every research opportunity you get, it's like growing wings.

mai
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

The University of California, Riverside is committed to insuring the quality education, while making sure students do not dee...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

The University of California, Riverside is committed to insuring the quality education, while making sure students do not deem their dreams unattainable.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The school you attend will help determine the jobs that will be available to you, who your friends will be, even where you?ll live and work after college. To begin your quest for the right college, request for brochures and dates of information sessions of schools you may want to attend. The only way to rule a school out is to get information on it. You should factor in location, faculty credentials, major/course offerings, and most importantly your own aspirations. Allow yourself to be selfish while making a decision that will affect you during and beyond the next four years. Part of your college experience includes being engaged in the learning process, but also being able to break out of your comfort zone by getting involved with fellow students, faculty and staff beyond the classroom walls. Make the most of your college experience by surrounding yourself with a support system of good friends. Being involved in co-curricular activities outside the classroom will enrich your college experience by allowing you to engage with fellow students to talk about academics, career goals, common life, experiences, challenges, differences, and commonalities. Sign up for clubs and activities that seem potentially interesting.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about the University of California, Riverside was its parking situation. All the parking lots were always congested.

Yiqiao
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Attending college is not just to abtain a diploma. It is more about learning, discover, and self grown. Having that in min...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Attending college is not just to abtain a diploma. It is more about learning, discover, and self grown. Having that in mind, it is easier to decided what kind of enviroment do you want to be in order to achieve your goal. Write a list of what kind of life you are looking for in the future, is it in a bussiness man in a crowdy city who have many social event in his/her daily life? or is it a enviromentalist who live in suburb and occasionally travel from place to place? Those are the difference that may contrubute to your decision in choosing a college. When choosing a college, also look in to its learning style. Some schools have big class and require a lot of independent study , others have small class with close attendtion from your professors. different study enviroment will suit for different study habit. To make the best out of college experience, one should feel free to explore all resources provided by the school, such as the clubs, and the learning assistants. one thing that should always keep in mind is your study is the most crucial and should always be the priority .

What kind of person should not attend this school?

If you are looking for living in a city life with a lot of shopping, dinning, entertaining around, this school would not be the best choice. If you are looking for attending small classes, have a lot of one to one attention, this school is not a very good choice either.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

I think the worst thing about this school is the class size. It is too big . When the microphone doesn't work in a class, the students who sit in the back of the class room can bearly hear the professor's voice.

Michael
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

University of California, Riverside is distinctively unique from the other schools I considered because UCR offered the entir...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

University of California, Riverside is distinctively unique from the other schools I considered because UCR offered the entire college experience package. UCR is a humongous campus that offers dormatories, extra-curricular activities, diversity, and great education. I believe UCR puts great emphasis on diversity. The diversity among students is amazing. There is not one ethnicity that dominates the others. The ethnicity is spread apart within the students and the professors. I believe this is important because it allows future prospects to feel welcome and comfortable when making the decision to attend the University of California, Riverside.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

College is the most important period in a young adults life. The decision of which college to attend should be solely based on the students decision with the aid of their parents. The process should be taken seriously with a professional manner. The decision should be based on which college would give the student the best college experience as well as the best outcome after obtaining their degree. In order for the student to have the best college experience, they should find the college that has the best dorming environment and options, campus and classroom atmosphere, and extra-curricular activities outside of the classrooms. The student should also find a very diverse college which would open the students eyes to different lifestyles and ethics. The decision should also be based on finding the college that would result in the best possible future. The student should research which college offers the best education with the top professors that have the most efficient teaching abilities. These two factors should be the focal points when deciding the right college to attend and making the most of their college experience because this important period in their lives should not be taken as a joke.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about University of California, Riverside is the weather. The fluctuation of the weather in Riverside is amazing. During the Fall and Spring seasons, the temperature can reach up to 115 degrees fahrenheit. The scorching temperature makes it extremely hard to leave our air conditioned dorms and apartments and walk to class, which we eventually drag ourselves to do. During the Winter season, the temperature can hit below 25 degrees fahrenheit. But I can't complain, after all, California gets a little bit of every thing which can be very pleasant.

Caitlin
Describe the students at your school.

From so many backgrounds, and with so many goals, yet all with at least a desire to learn.

Describe the students at your school.

From so many backgrounds, and with so many goals, yet all with at least a desire to learn.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

My major, Creative Writing, is very unique as it is not offered in many colleges, and has coursework like no other college I have researched. The campus and city are unique because although they look boring and uninspiring on the outside, they contain multitudes of beauty and interest if only you know where to look.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would advise students to do as much research as possible, both before and after you enter a college. Try to make a list of what qualities you want in a school, from the most broad to the most minor of details, and look for those qualities in each college. Think logically of what you want from both your college experience, and from your life after college. Weigh the pros and cons, then don't forget to listen to your gut instinct. Don't expect to get everything you want and need from the college automatically. Once you get there, you must seek out, and ask for the things you desire. Most of all, rely on the people such as your teachers and friends to give you the best experience possible. Find the right people, and you will find everything you need to have fun and succeed at the same time. For parents I would suggest that they make sure the proper research has been done by the child, and that he or she has good reasons behind the decision. Then, respect the decision and help them discover what they need.

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