Riverside, CA
University of California-Riverside


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Henry
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

It's best known for its business program and its up and coming medical program. It's also known for being the college that a...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

It's best known for its business program and its up and coming medical program. It's also known for being the college that accepted people who wanted to go to better colleges but got denied.

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

Try not to slack. Things get really tempting because attendance isn't mandatory or enforced. Try to do things on your own and don't rely on others for studying or homework. Do it yourself

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

What makes my school unique compared to other schools is its diversity. On campus, you can find all types of people from eve...

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

What makes my school unique compared to other schools is its diversity. On campus, you can find all types of people from every race, religion, interst of study etc. One never feels out of place with their background or interest because at UC Riverside, one can find someone exactly like you.

What's unique about your campus?

The faculty is very nice and is always able to help a student in need. In high school, the teachers always seemed busy or didn't seem all that knowledgable in their field of study, but not at my university. The faculty loves their jobs and is very knowledgable in their field of work.

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

Upon graduation, every high school is plagued by that same common question: What are you going to do now? If one is like many students, he or she will most likely decide to go to college and this is a decision one will not regret. Every student and parent's main concern is trying to decide which college to attend. In choosing a college, there are superficial factors such as costs. However, one should seek a college that caters to your interests and needs. Some students seek well-known colleges, but all that means is bigger classrooms with less one-on-one interactions with professors. To make the most out of college, one should take a variety of electives. Since the point of college is to get an education, one might as well learn. Also, get involved in campus events such as sports, student groups or fraternities and sororities. Soak up the campus atmosphere by eating at local restaurants, go to clubs, and mingle with students. Attend special lectures, plays etc. Most importantly, visit your professor during office hours. There?s no such thing as too many references for your letters of recommendations.

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

Make sure you visit the schools you have applied to and the schools that interest you the most by name. You may find a school...

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

Make sure you visit the schools you have applied to and the schools that interest you the most by name. You may find a school you thought you would never have wanted to attend to seem pretty nice after visiting. No matter what college you go to, it's what you make out of it. You have to make the most out of it.

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

The amount of students they accept every year

Justin
What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who is shy and who can't take hot weather.

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

Go to the college, visit the town, meet the people and see if you enjoy being on campus. You're going to be there for quite awhile.

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

The most unique thing about my school is that there are so many diverse groups of people from all over. Everywhere you go on...

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

The most unique thing about my school is that there are so many diverse groups of people from all over. Everywhere you go on campus there are people of different ethnicities, religions, political backgrounds, and many more. There are many organizations that cater to everyone and their cultural needs, so it's easy to find people to relate to. There are people to talk to, and hang out with that are welcoming all the time.

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

The advice I would give to parents about their child finding the right college would be to make sure you don't pressure them to go to a school that they don't want to. I would also advise that the parents allow their child to explore all of their options so that they can be happy and comfortable with their decision. Just don't tell them what they should do or where they should go. The advice I would give for students is to choose a college that you can see yourself at for 4 years, and don't just pick one because it close or far away. Upon arrival at the college of choice, I would advise students to balance school work with play time and recreation. There's absolutely nothing wrong with having fun but make sure you balance it with hard work. Also don't over work youself without a break and some fun. This should allow them to be a well rounded and successful college student.

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

The worst thing about my school is that recreational activities are a long distance away. It takes a while to get to things like the beach or the mountains. Thats the only thing that I would consider bad about my school

Kelsi
What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is very relaxed and freindly. Everone on campus is very chill and enjoys hanging out. The work load is variable d...

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is very relaxed and freindly. Everone on campus is very chill and enjoys hanging out. The work load is variable depending on your major. Since i am a science major i have a much higher work load than some humanities majors. The work is not unreasonable however and if you stay on top of the material you can do fine. Also it is helpful to be well rounded and just generally out going. Being ready to go out and get things done is helpful, you need to go out and find things for yourself.

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

I think the best advice I can give for finding the right college, you really have to visit the campus. Meeting with someone who can give you a tour around and sitting in on classes can give you the best idea of what the whole campus is all about. Going around camputs is really the only way you can tell if you feel at home on the campus and this is most important because the college you choose will be your new home. Getting involved in groups and internships is the best way to get involved and make the most of your college experience. If you really enjoy some extra cirricular activity such as band go and find out how to audition and work it into your schedual. Making time for the extras makes meeting new people and feeling like you belong much easier. It also looks excellent on your applications and resume. Taking time out for yourself and relaxing is just as important as scholastic work, but remember to balance yourself, time management is a major key to success. College is all about becoming your own person, so learn to pursue what makes you happy.

Tien
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are selfish and only care about themselves when I asked for help, they didn't want to help me in an honest way.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are selfish and only care about themselves when I asked for help, they didn't want to help me in an honest way.

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

Don't pick a school that is too far away from your family because most people feel lonely and get depress when going too far away to college from their home. This could affect students to focus and unable to learn and experience good things offer in college. It doesn't matter what school you go to as long as the school is decent and that you get good grade. This to me is very important because without good grade, one can be at the most famous school and can feel like a loser because there are too much pressure and compition at those expensive and well-known school.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The kind that want to have a higher chance of going to a good graduate school after their undergraduate. The kind of people that want to work hard and success and ambitious about their career life.

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

It is a small school with very little resources and advisors that are discouraging. The class sizes are small and one can at...

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

It is a small school with very little resources and advisors that are discouraging. The class sizes are small and one can attend office hours for extra help; although for the most part the TA's are incompetent and the teachers undecipherable. The atmosphere is calm and there are very little social activities within or outside of the school. It is claustrophobic for anyone who maybe liberal with independent mind sets, and there is absolutely no room for intellictual growth ( it's all by the book).

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

The only unique feature about this school is it's small student body and easy to access teachers.

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

Please visit the campus beforehand and definitely stay overnight and the weekends. Also, speak to current and former students from different majors you may be interested in. After choosing a major, try and meet as much of the faculty as possible. Most importantly, pay a visit to your advisor, the counseling center, the career center and make absolute sure that they can assist you in the most severe cases.

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

Do plenty of research on colleges. Visit as many colleges as possible to see if the student likes the environment. Try to kn...

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

Do plenty of research on colleges. Visit as many colleges as possible to see if the student likes the environment. Try to know what you want to focus on and do not procrastinate.

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

There is quite a large variety of students. Every student can express their points of view.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People who are very social and want to party all the time.

Sandra
Describe the students at your school.

Having great classmates is a very important role to have in school. Not only will they share notes with you when you miss cla...

Describe the students at your school.

Having great classmates is a very important role to have in school. Not only will they share notes with you when you miss class, but they are there to be your friend, someone you can talk to when you need an ear, or a shoulder. If you are lucky, your classmate may be your friend for a lifetime, even after college is done with. It is important to have good classmates.

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

If I can go back time, I would love to change a lot of the mistakes that I made, the choices I should have made, and the most memories of college experiences that I had. Now I am too late to go back to the past and change it. If anyone such as parents or students who wants to know about colleges and how to make the best out of it, I would tell them exactly what I feel now and what I could have/ should have done to make it better for me. I believe that any college one choose and attend will be the right college for oneself. One will have the best college experience no matter where they go, as long as they are the ones to make the best out of it. Meeting the right group of friends will affect your college experience. One will change socially, physically, mentally, and intuitively once they attend college. It is a whole new experience because you will be as free as a bird, rather than being stuck at home. Therefore, any college one attends will the right one if they make the most out of it.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

I believe that every school has its pros and cons, but for Riverside, the most frustrating thing about this school is the way that people look towards this school. It frustrates me when people tend to think of UCR as not a very academic school compared to UCLA. It is obvious that UCLA has much more resources and is a bigger campus, but UCR does have standards, and I believe is a better school to attend rather than junior colleges. Riverside is not a horrible school in general. It is a University and a place to receive your degree.

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