Riverside, CA
University of California-Riverside


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

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.

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.

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  • $12,960
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