Riverside, CA
University of California-Riverside


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Recent Reviews

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

UCR is the best place to spend 4 years of your life.

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

UCR is the best place to spend 4 years of your life.

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

The students at UCR are accepting of people with different backgrounds, beliefs, etc. Everyone is really laid back and very friendly. If there was one thing that made my college experience worthwhile, it would be the people that I met while I was there.

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

Don't let money be an issue. Make the most of your college experience because it's worth every penny. Be involved and be open to new experiences because you'll never know what will catch your interest.

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

It is very ethnically diverse. It's one of the rare schools that white people are the minority. Also, it is very carreer orie...

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

It is very ethnically diverse. It's one of the rare schools that white people are the minority. Also, it is very carreer oriented. If you're looking for internships and interviews in campus, you'll find plenty here.

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

Save money on rent. If you were not able to get cheap in campus housings, don't sign up for the expensive ones. Instead, sign up for apartment sites in the internet, which will provide a list of apartments with their prices and addresses, and choose the best available. You will be surprised how many apartments there are near your campus. Having low rent can save you thousands over your college years.

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

The companies that are frequenlty in campus for interviews and internships.

Magdalena
What kind of person should not attend this school?

someone who likes big city with alot of things going on and night seen.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

someone who likes big city with alot of things going on and night seen.

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

Its a small campus. You can recognize most people.

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

Make sure that they offer the major or program that you would like to have...Speaking from having seen two friends go from A/B students to being on probation, if you choose to join a frat, dont let it take all your time, and if pledging is too much and making you fail, its not worth it.

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

My advice to parents is to trust their child to choose the right college that will suit their interests. They are young adult...

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

My advice to parents is to trust their child to choose the right college that will suit their interests. They are young adults who should be treated as an adult and what I mean by that is to stand by them 100% with whatever decision they make for their future. You may feel that the school they choose isn't the right choice but in essence it's their decision to make. That's what part of being an adult is all about. I will guarentee you that they will make mistakes but from those mistakes they will learn from them and grow to become a better person. My advice for students entering college is to go into college with open arms and open eyes. Take advantage of everything that college has to offer: clubs, fraternities or sorrorities, career center, recreation center, study abroad programs, internships, etc. One thing I've learned in college is to go above and beyond. College is the stepping stone to your future and when you have a strong foundation that is when you can build your building of success.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about this school is meeting all the different types of people. This school is so diverse and all around friendly.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The kind of person who should attend this school must be a social person, or someone who wants to be social.

Sharon
Describe the students at your school.

There are strange people in UCR.

Describe the students at your school.

There are strange people in UCR.

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

Just make sure you are going to UCR because you WANT to. Not because you think you will be living at a cheaper crappier school. Trust me, I chose this school cuz it supposedly gave me more money but it turned out they were lying.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

UCR hires the worst TAs. They don't even speak correct english and have heavy accents. Facilities are run down. Some teacher are just plain rude and unhelpful and no one ever either understands them or learns anything from the class. Tests aren't even from the lectures or books read. Terrible.

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

Dont look for a party school, and if you get to a party school, control your partying. In the end, as you near your graduatio...

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

Dont look for a party school, and if you get to a party school, control your partying. In the end, as you near your graduation, you will realize that the whole point about going to college is individual experience and job outlook. Pick a college that can aide you with its great networking systems, helping professors, and a student population with which your comfortable. Most importantly, your first year is extermely important, you screw up your first year, you will spend the rest of your career trying to fix it. You would rather take your classes slowly, rather than overburden yourself. Remember, finishing your degree is not a race!

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

Counselors are not that helpful, rather discouraging, but then again, from experience being at other campuses, this seems to be a trend unless you attend a community college. The professors and the alumni in my opinion are much more helpful at UCR than the counselor. However, my counselor in my opinion was the wrong person for her job, I cant say the same about every other department.

What's unique about your campus?

U.C.R. is probably one of the most culturally diverse campuses, and with the ever diversifying society, your job outlook will look great if you can show that your comfortable with different cultures. Due to this same aspect, most students are rather liberal in thinking. In terms of academics, lower division classes in particular are competitive, this varies depending on your major. If you are in the sciences, buckle up! It is cut throat competition. If research is your field, UCR is your answer. Lastly, the alumni network is extremely helpful for job outlook and general mentoring.

Michael
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I honestly don't know, I never went to see the other campuses.

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

I honestly don't know, I never went to see the other campuses.

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

Look for a campus that isn't a party campus. Partying may be fun, but it doesn't help you in your studies.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The crowds during construction. So many people trying to get through small areas, and then you get the people who are too busy doing something else to realize they are moving too slow.

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

UC Riverside is a unique and diverse learning environment.

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

UC Riverside is a unique and diverse learning environment.

Describe the students at your school.

Everyone in Riverside is friendly.

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

Firstly, for the advice I would give parents about finding the right college would be to allow their children to decide for themselves. Pressuring them to apply or attend your alma mater or the school that has your favorite college football team will not make their decisions any easier. Support your children and their aspirations; if your children are not sure about what they want to do, you should tell them to apply to the schools that appeal to them and then decide. If possible, parents should take their children to visit college campuses to help make their decision. Secondly, for students who are having a hard time choosing between colleges, there is no rush. Visit as many campuses as you can. Do your research on the schools. Do not just apply and hope for the best once decision time rolls around. Lastly, for making the most of the college experience, I would advise that students get involved. It is really important to have a support system and stability once you enter college, and joining different student organizations might be one of them. Look into your school's sports, organizations, and top honors associations. Make every moment you have memorable.

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