Guys & Girls

Location
Riverside, CA
Undergrads
18,054
Tuition (in-state)
$35,838 ($12,960)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: It is easy for me to cope with new people and I am very open to new things. I don't look too into relationships, but the one I did have was nice.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: They are all shy and I only have two real guy friends who i can hang out with. However one is gay and the other ones just a friend who acts like a brother.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The guys and girls at UC Riverside try really hard to be attractive. When I walked into my first macroecon class 75% of guys were wearing hats, even though my class is at night (and we were indoors). For the most part the girls are pretty but I wouldn't say they're the smartest bunch of girls.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Girls at the school are good-looking. I haven't seen many people dress in a more astonishing way. As for me, I haven't try dating anyone yet. It seems completely different from high school and this is better.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The people at school are surprisingly friendly, especially the ones in my club.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 339th
    Party Guys
  • 394th
    Friendliest Girls
  • 423rd
    Party Girls
  • 446th
    Most Creative/Artsy Guys
  • 492nd
    Smartest Guys

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Hayley Cruz
Hometown
Riverside
Major
English
Grad Year
2013
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Given that attractiveness is a matter of personal opinion, it's safe to say that UCR students are generally good looking. Personality-wise, most are friendly and down-to-earth, and willing to embrace relationships of either the friendly or romantic persuasion.

Interactions are usually made in the classroom, due to forced groups or even a mere sense of camaraderie against another student or professor. There are no overt social gaps between the various years (freshman, junior, etc.), but some older students may feel distant from their teenage fellows. The girl-to-guy ratio hovers around the 50-50 area, and all types of relationships are welcome at UCR. Though there are those who are primarily on the lookout for hookups rather than study partners, the majority of students is mainly reserved, both in dress and manner. After all, don't advertise if you're not selling.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
52%
Male Undergrads
48%
Birth Control Available?
Yes
Campus Health Center
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. The HUB
  2. University Village
  3. Student Recreation Center
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Off-campus communities
  2. House parties
Social Scene
In the social scene, UCR fits the laid-back Californian stereotype to the tee. Many students are relaxed and easy-going, though naturally there are those who are stressed about studies. People usually are forced into interaction, like in peer discussion during class or in the dorms. Fortunately, most students are quite outgoing and friendly, allowing for unexpected new friendships. As far as parties go, the fraternities and sororities dominate that social vein, as they usually are the hosts.
Hookups or Relationships?
The dating scene is relatively subdued. It's not a rare sight to see a couple walking around campus, but neither is it an expected or required occurrence, though those who are romantically linked with other people are usually involved in serious relationships. Hookups do happen, of course, but they're not something generally advertised around campus.
Dress Code
Anything goes in California, and that applies to UCR dress code. College-aged students are rather trapped in the awkward phase from teenager to adult, and their wardrobe reflects a developing style. Fashion trends exist, certainly, but in the ever-changing weather, comfort largely wins over style. For every person to make a fashion statement, there is an equal number that comes to school in pajamas.
Did You Know?
  • HEAT, UCR's nighttime music festival, is a great place to meet fellow fans of various types of music.
  • Music nights at The Barn can be a good way to get your band's music heard by an appreciative audience.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 88 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 87 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 95 responses

  • 40% None
  • 16% Casual dating at your school
  • 15% Long-distance relationship
  • 10% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 6% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 4% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 3% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 2% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 1% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 1% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 7 responses

  • 36% Class
  • 27% Residence Hall
  • 18% The HUB
  • 18% Student Recreation Center
  • 0% University Village

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 95 responses

  • 1% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 9% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 65% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 24% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 8 responses

  • 50% Friendly
  • 38% On The Go
  • 12% High

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 9 responses

  • 36% Dorm
  • 36% Having the same class
  • 29% Being friendly and outgoing

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