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Reviews 2842 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I've had many passionate professors that have severely impacted my view on many subjects. I feel more enlightened and knowledgeable thanks to them

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Thanks to UCR resources I was able to get two internships, one of them being across the country in Washington DC. I also landed a job on campus and it is the best. The career center also butchered my resume. I'm so glad they helped.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: We have the lowest crime rate our of all the UC's.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I've never lived on campus but I have taken naps there in between classes. The beds are great!

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek organizations are setup across the lawns every wednesday to recruit and show off how great each one of them is. It feels a bit empty without them being scattered around campus all the time.

4 College Junior

Athletics: We have something that's called R'Wednesday, which is a day where staff and students are encouraged to wear blue and gold to represent our school colors. I would say spirit is a major part of campus and sports.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have met amazing and passionate professors at this school who truly love what they do. It has offered me many experiences like study abroad; im lucky that I had so much guidance. I landed a job on campus and has really changed my perspective on campus life and I have realized how diverse and energetic it is. I would chose it all over again, it feels like home.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Ive enjoyed my experience very much.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I know nothing about this.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I enjoy it very much.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I don't know much about the sports here

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The University of California, Riverside is a very diverse university and you meet someone new every day as everyone is very friendly.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I can deal with it.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It was okay, wasn't fun though.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am dealing with it.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It is not that bad.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: We don't have a Greek life at my school.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: I am not really into athletics. So, I didn't pay attention to it.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I didn't really like my high school, because it wasn't challenging. So, I got into a program called middle college were I can take college and high school class at the same time.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Classes are great generally speaking. Sometimes the professors they hire are kind of hard to understand which is very frustrating considering the prices students are required to pay.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have heard many stories of success from students who have found jobs, interns, and careers after graduating.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There is lots of police who patrol around the area all the time during the day. There are also campus security guards who roam during the whole night in groups at every corner to ensure safety. One may also call security escort if needed when walking back to his/her room etc.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: My housing experience was very awesome. I got the newest and most recently renovated dorm with a hydration station in the hall, brand new TV in our lounge, newly installed carpets, new paint. I also was the first to use the new furnishings in the room which included a comfortable rolling chair, a new mattress, fridge, microwave, new carpet. Amenities in the room were great such as a thermostat for AC and heating as well as crown molding just for look.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Surprisingly to me and my fellow peers from high school, greek life is fairly large on Riverside campus. More than one would expect. I guess it may be because we are out in the outskirts of LA with nothing else to do. Greek housing is not allowed on campus but unofficial houses host the frats and sororities. For the most part, I think people who do not participate in Greek life are indifferent or only know Greek affiliated members for the parties. Others might see Greeks as cliquey and only care about those who are affiliated. I have personally not been to a greek party as I am not affiliated, but have heard many things. Only girls who are not affiliated are allowed to attend a party without connections.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our teams are very good supposedly as we are D1. However, the student participation and spirit seems to be lacking. I find this not to be surprising as we are mostly a commuter school. Regardless, it seems that most of our sports perform very well against competing schools.

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Contrary to popular opinion, UCR can be, and is, a place where students are extremely happy. Both the scenery and community give the University an excellent welcoming feel, especially within the smaller campus atmosphere. The administration is hands-on and treats students less like a set of numbers and more like a human being. Those who are not excited and attached to the school from the beginning usually are pleasantly surprised by how much UCR grows on them. The sheer quantity and quality of academic programs, social clubs, and organizations offer a personal touch and endless opportunities. The level of diversity and tolerance allow for a general feeling of acceptance, along with the peacefully beautiful landscape and the classes that invite innovative thinking.

Like any school, UCR does have a downside, namely its lack of a social scene. Riverside is not exactly "Party Central," and there is not a significant amount of clubs or bars in the immediate surrounding area. The fraternities and sororities do feature parties for those interested, though they are few and far between. Most students take the time and expense to drive into parts of Moreno Valley, Orange Country, Los Angeles, and San Diego in order to have weekend fun, despite the 20-minute to two-hour travel time. However, with the lack of entertainment in the neighborhood, students quickly learn how to make their own fun (and also find more time to focus on their studies). When given the chance, UCR becomes a great place for students to enjoy and gain a meaningful college experience.

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