Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB
- Campus FoodB+
- Student LifeB
University of California - Riverside is ...
NCAA Division I-AAA
Big West Conference
University of California - Riverside Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.214 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.216 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.214 responses
Most Popular Majors
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.264 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.321 responses
After University of California - Riverside
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.163 responses
- Very Good986
UCR is definitely a good campus, although there is plenty of room for improvement. Although the classes, professors, clubs, and opportunities are great during the regular course, the summer classes there are a joke! Taking classes in 5 weeks is already difficult enough (to actually learn and retain information and not just get 'A's), but they choose professors that seem to not care or who fail to put in the effort to make their teaching effective.
- College Sophomore
- 5 months ago
I love my school! UC Riverside is a school that everyone seems to put on the back burner and many people do not know that it actually fosters a wonderful environment for students of all different diversities. Our school is especially known to be the top UC in terms of diversity and I believe that this environment makes UCR a unique and enjoyable experience for everyone attending the school. There are flaws in the UC system, just as there are in many other school systems, but needless to say, UCR is actively working to make our university even better than it is now. And although many students come to this school out of necessity (and not because it was necessarily their first/top choice school), this university leaves a lasting impression on anyone who attends and that is why, despite some people's doubts, would choose my school over and over again if given the choice.
- College Sophomore
- 12 months ago
I have been involved in the greek life at this school. Joining my sorority has made me realize that although there are a lot of difference greeks can make through philanthropy, there are also many negative aspects of joining the greek system. Typically non-Greeks view Greeks in a bad manner and look with judgement. There are no greek housing available due to the laws of the area. Greeks instead have their own greek row where it can be intimidating to many non-greeks!
- College Freshman
- 8 months ago