Riverside, CA
University of California-Riverside


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Recent Reviews

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.

sinia
What's unique about your campus?

how racially/ethnically diverse it is, as well as how diverse it is orientation wise. you meet all sorts of different people here and make lots of memories.

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

visit the schools, but REALLY visit. pick out a day school's running and check out stuff. its what i did.

Genevieve
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very goal oriented, friendly, and always open to new ideas.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very goal oriented, friendly, and always open to new ideas.

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

Aplly to every school you would like to attend. Study really hard for your ACT's and SAT's. After you get accepted, look at all your financial aid packages very closely. Always try to get invloved your first year because it makes the transition so much easier. Living in the dorms was a great experience but somewhat distracting and very expensive. Try to look for a more affordable place where you can have your own space and study when you want without being disstracted. Good luck!

What kind of person should attend this school?

People who are serious about school and who really want to get an education. You really have to want it and be an independent motivator for yourself to attend this school.

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

UCR is very comfortable, friendly, has a lot of things that help you to get your future career, and is awesome.

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

UCR is very comfortable, friendly, has a lot of things that help you to get your future career, and is awesome.

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

The teachers are very into what they are doing, and they are very understanding. There is also a student lounge that is awesome because it has t.v. with cable, and games, as well as study areas all over the campus.

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

The advice that I would give is to first be sure about what you want to go to college for, meaning what career do you want for your future. Next I would tell them to go and take tours of campuses to find one that is just for you, or your student. There are a lot of colleges that are really great and people would enjoy. Then, once you are at the campus of your choice, try to make friends that are interested in the same field as you, so you can take courses together, and have study groups with the people you already know, and you would not get distracted from what you are trying to accomplish for your future.

Adriana
Describe the students at your school.

Some are focused, others not so much.

Describe the students at your school.

Some are focused, others not so much.

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

First, everyone interested in attending a school should take the time to actually visit the campus and get to know the surrounding and the environment in which they will spend the next 4 years of their life. Secondly, one should have a good idea of what major and/or field they want to go into, and plan for a college that has good facilities and accomodations for such an educational pursuit. After making the decision on which college to attend, the most important thing to do once there is to GET INVOLVED! Nothing will make college a more enjoyable and productive experience than to become involved in academic organizations and research oportunities. Finally, college is what you make of it; so have fun, learn, and make friends.

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

That the professors ALL have a strong accent.

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

Experiencing independence was extremely important, the reason I chose a school further away from home. Visiting each campus i...

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

Experiencing independence was extremely important, the reason I chose a school further away from home. Visiting each campus is also crucial to get an idea of the atmosphere and if it is the right school for you.

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

What I needed to do to apply for graduate school and how soon I needed to do it. How much expenses would be each month to pla...

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

What I needed to do to apply for graduate school and how soon I needed to do it. How much expenses would be each month to plan accordingly. What classes I needed for my major. What services were available to me to help me succeed. Where the classes were located (map).

What's unique about your campus?

The professors are wonderful. They all are experts in their fields and they make learning so much easier to do when it is enjoyed by professor. They are also very approachable and accessible when students need help and they are willing to provide resources to help students succeed in their classes. The diverse student body is an advantage because you interact with so many different people and they are so great. It is an experience that is invaluable.

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

When students apply to colleges usually it is because it is a good school. But more importantly it should be about which school picks the student. And it's more than just about getting accepted, it's about the professors, the students, the services that are provided. It's about how much a student feels at home and if they feel they can succeed with confidence. First choices are not always the best choices. Feeling accepted and comfortable at a college makes it so much more of a wonderful experience. Striving for good grades and adjusting to a whole new life is stressful enough without the added insecurities of finding friends, coping with roommates, talking to advisors and professors and starting new relationships. The best thing a student can do is be themselves and do the best they can at whatever they want to become. Never be afraid to ask for help on the road to accomplishing your dreams.

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

My school is very diverse and entertaining with all of the mixture of cultures and people that come together in one place her...

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

My school is very diverse and entertaining with all of the mixture of cultures and people that come together in one place here in Riverside.

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

Go to the college that you really WANT to go to. Let it be your decision and not anyone elses. If you have a negative attitude about going in to college, you are going to miss out on one of the greatest experiences of your life.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

If you are racist or intolerant of other people or other people's life styles, this is not the place for you.

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

UC Riverside is a very boring campus. It has no beaches and has very little entertainment outside of the campus. However, s...

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

UC Riverside is a very boring campus. It has no beaches and has very little entertainment outside of the campus. However, school is school and it is a pretty nice place to learn. The people here are great and the professsors can be funny at times. lol

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

UC Riverside is out in the middle of no where and is very quiet. There really is nothing to do out here.

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

Let your children choose waht college they would like to attend. Riverside is not a bad campus but inform them that drug use is very common here, and like all other campuses, drinking is very common.

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

UCR is a diverse university with lots of academic, social, and athletic opportunities; no matter your interest, you can find ...

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

UCR is a diverse university with lots of academic, social, and athletic opportunities; no matter your interest, you can find a solid group of friends to bond with and still be able to branch out and meet new people and participate in new activities.

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

Take a guided tour of the campus then explore it on your own before deciding to attend; make sure to find out about the activities you are interested in (snowboarding, research, community service, etc.) and make sure they are available for you, and, if at all possible, try to stay over for a few days with a host student.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The neighborhood around campus is not the best; lots of friends had things stolen from their homes.

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