The Best & Worst

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

Highest Grades

  1. 1
    It's one of the most diverse schools in the nation.
  2. 2
    The broad subject matters and general open-mindedness
  3. 3
    The quality of learning/teaching
  4. 4
    The academic and financial advisers are very helpful, and the professors and TAs are very accessible.
  5. 5
    There is a great variety of clubs and organizations.
  6. 6
    Campus scenery is beautiful; the campus isn't too imposing, either.
  7. 7
    It's only a few hours' drive from LA, Big Bear Mountain, and the beach cities.
  8. 8
    It's the only UC to offer a creative writing major.
  9. 9
    The biomedical sciences accelerated program
  10. 10
    Facilities like the Student Recreation Center and the Rivera/Science libraries

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
88% of students return after their first year.
Easy Financial Aid Process
56% of students surveyed told us that the financial aid process went smoothly and they received the financial aid they needed.
Knowledgeable Professors
93% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
69% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
62% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
71% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
63% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Learn from the Best
99% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.
Extremely Diverse
One of the most racially diverse campuses-85% of students are minorities.

Worst Of

  1. 1
    Tuition increases
  2. 2
    Reduced class choices
  3. 3
    Parking: cost, distance, and lack of availability
  4. 4
    Unpredictable weather
  5. 5
    Off-campus crime rate
  6. 6
    Classes held off campus at the UV
  7. 7
    Lack of nightlife
  8. 8
    On-campus dining
  9. 9
    Very bureaucratic system
  10. 10
    Lack of enthusiasm for sports

Facts & Statistics

Expensive
Tuition is a steep $35,838, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
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