Riverside, CA
University of California-Riverside


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Recent Reviews

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

It provides comfort to pursue academic achivement.

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

It provides comfort to pursue academic achivement.

What's unique about your campus?

It is very diversed. No one feels out of place because everyone can get along and understand each other and work together on their academic progress.

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

Definetly set out some time where one can dedicate to research schools that one is interested in. Make extensive research and make a list of the pros and cons of each school. Also, I highly suggest to visit the school and the area around it. Once this is done the student will be able to figure out what school fits their needs. Once in college, don't be afraid in trying new things. Try going into college with an open mind and take everything as a learning experiance. Also, make the best of the resources given and use them to your academic advantage. Above all, remember college is about growing up and discovering who you truly are. This a huge stepping stone that gurantess success in the future.

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

This quotation of Helen Killer is for parents and students alike, "College isn't the place to go for ideas." Finding the righ...

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

This quotation of Helen Killer is for parents and students alike, "College isn't the place to go for ideas." Finding the right college is hard because everyone has their own opinions about each of the different colleges. Not all of these opinions are exactly true, it is crucial to pick the college that will make the most out of the students' majors. Thus, this make the most of college experience will be difficulty for the student. This also require the students to be learning how to network with people, knowing to apply your major skills to certain tasks, and building communication skills to efficiently interact with future employers. So decide on what whatever is right for the student's sake, not just for the parents' sake.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about my school is that they provide the services to support the students academically as well as financially. One of the service that helped me and other students academically is the Learning Center, a place where students drop in for tutorials and to get help understanding the homeworks. There are computers that students could access in the Learning Center. Another service that I think help students financially is the vanpool service because it commute students from 25 miles to about 30 miles away from campus to the school saving gas by a large amount.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about my school is that it does not have a lot extracurricular activities for all the diverse people of majors to enjoy. The extracurricular activities alway have to aim for a specific major . Extracurricular activities like for examples IEEE are aim for engineering, computer science and information majors, American Medical Student Association is aim for medical students that are majoring in this field, and Business Career Conference is aim for business majors. Another downside to this is that some of the extracurricular activities are not base on the student's schedule, which unable them to attend.

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

The first thing that I would tell a student preparing for college is that it is not always what you expect it to be. Even if ...

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

The first thing that I would tell a student preparing for college is that it is not always what you expect it to be. Even if you do not attend the school of your dreams, as long as you try to make the best out of what you have, you will end up enjoying the school that you do end up attending. Also, I would tell the student about the many instances I have ran into people at my own school that said that it was not their first choice but would not change that decision even if they could go back because they have learned to love the school they attend now. As for picking the right college, I would advise parents to talk to their children about what their children have planned for their own lives or what they are interested in. This would help narrow down the possibilities since every college has better programs than other colleges depending on a student's major or interests. I would also tell the students to pick a college that is a comfortable distance for them to be away from home since every one gets homesick at one point or another.

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

I wish that I had known how much I would end up liking this school. At first, I dreaded the thought of going to this school because it was not my first choice and my parents had forced me to go here since it was closer to home. However, once I was here for a quarter, I ended up loving it. If i had known how much I would have liked it before, I would have prepared myself better financially to ensure that I would be able to afford to attend this school until I graduate.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

Usually, I brag about the diversity of the students that attend here. I also like how there are small class sizes available here. It is easy to make friends with people that are in your discussion sections. Also, there are always people that try to organize study groups before midterms and tests in an effort to help everyone understand what is going on. The supplemental instruction is also very useful when you do not understand what went on in lecture. FInally, I love to brag about how students here are not so competitive but would rather help each other out.

Siobhan
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for being highly scholastically focused and for having excellent science and business programs.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for being highly scholastically focused and for having excellent science and business programs.

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

Upon applying and entering University I was well aware that I wanted to attend an U.C., therefore I selected U.C.R. due to its proximity to my family at the time. Having chosen U.C.R. I was closer to my family but I think I would have preferred one of the more liberal schools like U.C. - Berkeley. Upon attending U.C.R. I found it to be a more conservative school which does not exactly pertain to me.

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

Be sure to visit and attempt to interact with the students and administrators of the campus before settling on that particular school. Overall, it seems that Universities always provide excellent scholastic opportunities, one should worry about the social aspect and whether or not the student will assimilate well.

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

This school is the most diverse in the state, and offers a rich cultural environment and exposure to many ideas. Everyone is ...

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

This school is the most diverse in the state, and offers a rich cultural environment and exposure to many ideas. Everyone is free to be themselves, regardless of politics, religion, sexual orientation, economic status, and race. This fosters a relaxing study environment and makes students feel secure and at ease.

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

A school's reputation and prestige should not be the only thing to be considered when selecting a college to attend. Although an important aspect, there are other things to think about. One is the cultural diversity of the school, which can foster a healthy learning environment. Another is the size. Bigger campuses tend to have crowded and large classes, which makes individual attention to the student more difficult than in smaller schools. Another is the surrounding neighborhood. This latter aspect is vital when it comes to choosing housing, since safety and accessibility to shopping centers are issues to be addressed. Overall, a school should match the prospective student's unique personality and lifestyle. Those who are study-focused and quiet would benefit from a medium sized school located in a small city. Those who enjoy extracurricular activities and a busy lifestyle should consider a large school in a metropolis. The student's happiness, not only during class but also outside of the campus, is all that matters and ensures success in college.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The lack of a football team and activites on campus during the weekends. This is also exacerbated by the lack of a Greek row of housing, thusly fraternities and sororities plan parties during the weekdays and at scatterred venues throughout the area.

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

I must say my school is unique in the area where equality lies in each classs. Gender, race nor religion are ever put down, ...

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

I must say my school is unique in the area where equality lies in each classs. Gender, race nor religion are ever put down, instead they are looked respectfully and equal.

What's unique about your campus?

I must say that the best thing about my school is the great desire TA's and tutors have to assist you with any problems. The want every student to succede and I have experinced several TA's take their saturday and help me prepare for a final. These TA's are very respectful and will help studets until they understand the class.

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

Dear furure college students, As a second year college student, their are a few things I would advise to the incoming freshman. Before applying to universities, I would suggest visit and really take the time to research the top three schools you are considering. Find out the school's grad programs, how many graduated students find jobs after graduation, and really discover how well Professor's and TA's are their to assist you with any problems you may encounter. I would suggest to the incoming freshman, make the most of your first year. Dont think just because you are in a university that your success stops their, keep studying hard, and keep looking beyond to the career you want to reach. Study hard and look at each class as a step closer to recieveing your dream job. Classes are hard, but taking the time to enjoy each class, allows you to really learn and achieve outstanding grades. Last but not least I suggest to live on campus your first year, you will find more friends, better study groups and be connected with all the events in your school. I wish you the best possible college years. Sincerly, Annmarie Barrera

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

The worst thing about this school is the lack of complete security. Often times, one gets to hear cases of rape or robbery an...

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

The worst thing about this school is the lack of complete security. Often times, one gets to hear cases of rape or robbery and that's why it becomes difficult to not be afraid when one is on campus at night. However, critical measures are being taken to increase security and decrease the crime rate on campus.

What kind of person should attend this school?

An individual who is focused and doesn't give up easily is highly advised to attend this school. In addition, this school is for everyone; it provides excellent education in all areas of study and hence, can accomodate each student's interests. Furthermore, even if one is unsure of what he/she wants to do, they can still attend this school because the faculty here performs a great job in helping students with their career choices and providing them with critical information that can help make them decision about their education and life.

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

The # 1 advice I can give students about finding the right college and making the most of their college experience is that they sit down and carefully review the things they would like to see in a college. To be more precise, students should research on academics, sports, extracurricular activities, etc. available at the university. Thus, before they attend a college, it is essential that they understand exactly what they want in their college. Once they are in their desired college, students should explore their areas of interest to full extent. Since college is an important milestone in an individual's life, in order to make most of it, students should not hesitate to try out new things that they always thought of but couldn't do. Besides the students, an advice I can give to parents would be that they be supportive of their children and trust them to make good judgement in the courses they want to take. If parents don't force their children with their own dreams, then it becomes easier for students to accomplish their goals and be successful. Hence, college planning is a combined effort that requires the particpiation of parents and children.

Nathaniel
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very kind and helpful.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very kind and helpful.

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

Students should go visit all the schools and talk to students before they make their decision about college.

What's unique about your campus?

The people that work and go to the school is the best thing about my school. They are for the most part very friendly and there are usually smiles on everyone's faces. When you walk through the school it feels so comfortable.

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

A great research University to get an education at.

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

A great research University to get an education at.

What's unique about your campus?

The size, it's not too big but not too small either.

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

When trying to find the right college, one should consider finances, class availability, the availability of majors and the potential to graduate on time. Trying to make the most of a college experience would come from taking part in as many social activities as one can, attending campus sponsored events and school sports. socializing with classmates to make friends as resources to help one's class performance and to brighten their social life.

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