Riverside, CA
University of California-Riverside


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

I would say when finding the right college, the first factor is motive. It is always good to know why you should go to colleg...

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

I would say when finding the right college, the first factor is motive. It is always good to know why you should go to college in the first place. Ask your self questions like: can it help me get a good career? Make money? Foundation? Because my parents want me to? Or because your heard it was the first step to learn how to do what you want to do in the future? Without motivation it will be hard to successed and not to mention stressful, not only in college but in life in general. The second factor is location. I think it is good for the student to move away from home and experience a different city or state.The third factor are the school's programs and emphasis. College would be a waist of time if you go to a college that does not have what you are interested in doing. And if you do not know what you are going to do, it is important for the school to have good programs that will help the student firgure out what they would want to do during and after college.

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

The worst thing about my school is the fact that it is on a quater system. So it is kind of hard to adjust as a freshman, because everything goes by so fast. In the begining it is hard to keep up, but after a while you get used to it.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about my school are the prices for book, they are expensive. And there is no beach. The closest beach is Newport. So that means you need a car.

Benedict
Describe the students at your school.

My fellow students are willing to do whatever it takes to pass places, uncluding long study periods and group work sessons.

Describe the students at your school.

My fellow students are willing to do whatever it takes to pass places, uncluding long study periods and group work sessons.

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

I believe the worst thing about my school would have to be the surrounding neighborhoods, which are full of violence and drugs. The camplus itself is very pleasant and calm.

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

I would have to say that the best advice would be travel to the different colleges you are looking at and tour them, get the real \feel of what the campus is before making your choice. There are so many campuses available it would be a shame to waste your oppurtunities with just picking a campus based upon heresay.

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

Lots of fun, really diverse, not a whole lot of school spirit but we band together when it matters.

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

Lots of fun, really diverse, not a whole lot of school spirit but we band together when it matters.

Describe the students at your school.

Looking for the next party.

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

Try to be involved in your school. There's all sorts of clubs and activities out there, and it's best to take advantage of them while you can. Go to parties, but remember to get your work turned in. And parents, allow your kids to grow up into who they are.

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

You'll feel comfortable at this school, the professors are very approachable and always willing to help, and the students are...

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

You'll feel comfortable at this school, the professors are very approachable and always willing to help, and the students are all friendly.

Describe the students at your school.

Every student is friendly and willing to help.

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

If you're not sure want you want to major in, go to a community college first and complete your general education classes there. You save money and it gives you enough time to figure out what you want to major in. I wish someone would've told me that in high school, I spent too many years and thousands of dollars trying to decide on a major. When in college find a counselor that will help guide you through your college career. Ask lots and lots of questions and take your studies seriously, it is too easy to let your studies slip and you don't want to look back and wish that you had done better.

mojgan
What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who comes from a smaller town.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who comes from a smaller town.

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

That there wasn't going to be much to do around the university

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

I believe it's very important to visit all schools a student has been accepted to before making the decision of which to attend. In order to make the most of your college experiance, try to meet all types of people, take your classes seriously, join a club, and do not go over-board just because you are experiancing absolute freedom for the first time.

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

Always look for colleges that seem to fit your own personality and make sure you visit the college before you decide to atten...

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

Always look for colleges that seem to fit your own personality and make sure you visit the college before you decide to attend it. Parents should always encourage their children to attend the college of their choice and not try to pressure their child into picking a certain college. In the end it is the child who will be attending not the parent. College is some of the best years of your life but do not get too cocky. Always make sure you are keeping up with your school work and put your schooling before parties. It is important to have a social life but it is also important to graduate. Make sure you participate in school activities because when you look back at your college years you want to have happy memories and know that you made the best of your college years. Make sure you will never end up regretting anything.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone that wants to attend a good school and get a good education. Our school does not discriminate and everybody is treated equally. We also have a very good engineering program for people interested in that field of study.

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

I would advise them to apply to as many colleges as possible as well as visiting those campuses. In addition, I think everyo...

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

I would advise them to apply to as many colleges as possible as well as visiting those campuses. In addition, I think everyone should try the dorm experience for at least a year. I personally did not like the dorm experience, but I do not regret it.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about my school is its location, I wish it was closer to my hometown

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

The thing that is most unique about this campus is the people that make up the school. Compared to all the other campuses, I ...

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

The thing that is most unique about this campus is the people that make up the school. Compared to all the other campuses, I believe UCR is the most diverse of them all. There are people from all walks of life here, from the rich to the poor, from those who are absolute genius at their field, to those who are just staying in school by the grits of their teeth. It seems like UCR is the only campus that accepts everyone, unbiased towards where they're from or how they feel towards different issues in life.

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

The best advice I can give to parents and students about finding the right college is that you have to look at the people that make up the college. You can't just choose your college based on a ranking or a picture and description from a book, you have to really go out and experience the college yourself. You have to find the people that you fit in with and that you would relate with most. Talk to the professors, talk to the students there, and try and get a feeling of the campus before you go there. You have to remember that your decision is something you might have to stick with the next four years, but if you find the right one, the years will wizz by. Finding the right college is like dating, you have to get to know the college and be sure that is suits you before you make the big commitment. A picture and a ranking can tell you what other people think of the college, only you can decide which college is the right one for you.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about my school is the lack of a connection between the sudents here. People on campus and in classes don't seem to connect on a social scale. The diversity here from student to student is to the point where alot of the students find it hard to find people they connect with. When i say diversity, i dont mean race, religon, or any others things mentioned on this survey. I refer to the student's preferences such as music, hobbies, and activities they like to do.

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

University of California, Riverside is filled with so many unique people from all different walks of life.

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

University of California, Riverside is filled with so many unique people from all different walks of life.

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

The advice i would give to students would be to find a school that has the emphasis of what you want to study. I would tell them not to study what their parents want them to study, but what they truly want to study. And if they dont know yet, then to go to a school that has many different majors in which they can take different classes to see what's out there for them. For the parents, I'd have to say to not pressure their kids in going to a specific school just for the name, but simply allow the student to make his/her own choice. And to make the best experience out of college would be to get involved in some way. It is crucial for students to gain a sense of belonging through an organization or club or simply through friends so that they will enjoy college to the fullest.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A type of person who is relaxed and don't know exactly what they want to do with their future. It's good for people who want to take their time in discovering what is being offered and trying new things. It is also for a person who want to be surrounded by all different types of people and are willing to explore about different cultures because the campus is very ethnically diverse.

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  • 18,621
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $12,960
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  • 68%

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