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Our diversity is the most unique out of all the schools in California.


One of the reasons that I decided to come to this school was because it was not in a city. This University is very melow which allows you to focus more on your studies and other things instead of partying and shopping all the time. Diversity of this school also made me want to come here. University of California Riverside is one of the most diverse schools in the nation. The boding that I have experience with people makes me feel as if I have known them all my life. This is what is unique about my school.


This school is more racially and socioeconomically diverse than other schools that I considered.


The campus is gorgeous with beautiful scenery. There is a lot of things to do on and off campus because everything is close by; movie theater, starbucks, etc. UCR is close to home, but far away enough to create space between you and your family.


My school is very disverse and there is a lot to offer here. It is one of the best research institutions and there is always someething new and exciting to learn. the faculty is awesome and there are a range of activities, so there is always something to do.


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.


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.


It's cool.


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


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.


They offered a Business Administration degree.


I would say the atmosphere is alot different compared to other schools. UCR is in a desert type of environment.


If you are a person with an active social life and like to do lots of things in the town of your school, this is not the place for you. It is frankly in the middle of nowhere even for California. I was happy I had lived in California most of my life and had friends and family that lived outside of Riverside that I could go visit on a regular basis.


RIVERSIDE SUCKS! Even though I had tons of fun, academically it is very poor. You must learn everything on your own. Do not go to riverside if you would like to learn and succeed in your jobs.


Overall, UCR is a great school. The heat takes some time to get used to, but it's not unbearable.


If you are a dedicated science student, you can receive a tremendous education here with TONS of resources. If you are a graduation senior who squeaked in to this one UC, and you think that a business major might be the best option (its the easiest major), this may also be a good school for you as long as you can develop some self motivation (which is another uphill battle in Riverside). The smog and pollution in Riverside is horrendous and borders on Mexico City bad. The summers are truly painfully hot, expect 95ish degrees that feels like 195 because of the buttery rich smog you get to walk through. Find a place with great air conditioning. Rarely will you find a group of less attractive people (except maybe UCSD). UCR is the most racially diverse of the UC campuses and physical fitness is not a priority for most of those races. Students who would be encouraged to look, act and eat healthy at a place like USC generally succumb to appearance malaise.


VISIT THE Botanical Garden! It is a great place to go when one needs to unwind.. beautiful and really takes you away from the typical setting at UCR. Also, Victoria Garden in Rancho Cucamonga is a great place to go shopping and a nice getaway. PHO (vietnamese noodles) in Moreno Valley for hangover days!


UCR is pretty much close to everything. We have the mountains super close to us, and the ocean is like about an hour away. Everything is pretty much accessible and it makes the UCR expirience that much more fun.


UCR is a University with some strong engineering and math professor, if you make the choice to learn, you will learn a lot, most likely as much as you would have learned at a more prestigious University. If you are seeking a University with a very active campus life, and an active academic community then this may not be the school for you. There are definitely some very poor professors thrown in amongst the very strong ones available, so be careful. It is not a rare occurrence for two of the same courses simultaneously where one professor is incredibly easy(to a fault), and the other much harder(and better) due to this very fact. UCR is not academically competitive and it should be relatively easy to maintain a very high GPA for anyone willing to put in modest effort.


In all, I didn't exactly relish my experience there, but I did my friends. Its what you make of it.


It was a very rewarding experience. Even now that I'm in law school I still go back to visit with friends and professors.


UCR is an awesome place to get an education, despite what others may think. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.


Fuck it man, UCR REALLY SUCKS because they dont allow liquor very liberally on campus yet but they are letting on. The cops are really shitty sometimes. but the best times are those spent on campus at 1 in the morning drunk as fuck with a large group of people. eat a dick!@




I love my college experience, I have had the Great and the Horrible and if I was asked to do it again I would do it twice. With any college that you choose what makes a great experience is if you come in with a positive outlook, and you make the best of every situation. People will always have something negative to say about everything, as long you are enjoying yourself and succeeding in school thats honestly all that matters, really.


Overall UC Riverside was an experience that I will not regret nor ever forget. Before I came to here I had my choice between UCB and UCR. I'm glad I picked UCR, I had a lot of fun and made life long friends.


UCR is a good school and I think this school will go through a lot of changes for the good; that way everyone who goes to this school in the future won't be so mad that they attend UCR.


Buy an oxygen tank and a bullet-proof vest if you intend on going to UCR. You'll need the former just to walk around outside, and the latter if you intend on going downtown.


As an alumnus, I would recommend UCR wholeheartedly. Just work hard and don't major in something where you are not challenging yourself to the fullest.


Anything is up to you reinvent yourself and be who you wish to be and not what others wish you to be. I have made many mistakes, but l learned from them and so I have no great regrets. UCR won't force you to do anything, but I say hit the ground running and go out for everything as freshman classes are a breeze-make lots of friends early and make sure to value social life highly because if you want to be bored you will be.


stay in pentland if your dorming first year. It's the newest dorms and it's worth the price.


if you are thinking about UCR, u should not think about it anymore....


No matter what University I may attend for Graduate School, there will be those days that I will sport my UCR letters because it is a place that I have come to consider as my second home.