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Reviews 2765 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Professors are very helpful. TA's are extremely helpful since they aren't in charge of as many students as the professor.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are always career job fairs on campus. The career center is extremely helpful with writing resumes, cover letters, etc.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I've always felt safe on campus, even at night.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Didn't dorm but have friends that did and they said it was great!

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Constant activities through out the day. Very entertaining

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: A lot of school spirit for sports on campus.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Great environment! Professors are very helpful.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The courses were a great learning experience for me. It is traditional and some courses had a unique layout designed for the course itself. The professors do very well in organization and teaching. There are times where lecture becomes very dull, but their availability and openness is suitable to a student's needs.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There is actually an amazing abundance of career and internship opportunities. The school is very insistent in issuing the information out to everybody, and gives them a chance to explore it through several meetings at the career center. It is also quite easy to get a part-time job within or around the school in which help can be found any where from the campus' resources.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: From my experience as a whole we hardly get any security breaches or negative behaviors. It is usually safe and many of the reports have been minimal aggressions.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The layout of the school is simple to understand and students can find help almost anywhere.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall, based on my current experience at University of California Riverside, it was pretty damn awesome. Now I wouldn't usually praise a school for its academic influence, but UCR, despite my own personal hardships, really knows what to provide for a student environment. It has a simple layout that every student can understand and I noticed that the people in there are much more lenient to understand one another. Even if you have introverts, "overly high achievers," or party people... A lot are very well balanced and suited to be comfortable with the diverse environment.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: We do not have a football team so many people really don't care for sports. If basketball is your thing this is an excel school for you! Games are constantly going on and people are usually really excited to attend them.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There isn't much to do in the area but something is always going on on campus. Get involved with an organization and you'll truly enjoy the school. At the end of the day its what you make of it. Go into it with a positive outlook and be thankful for the excellent education you are receiving.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Depending where you stay there will be a different opinion. The most nice and spacious hall is Pentland Hills

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I've met some girls from sororities and they seem really nice and committed.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love the fact that Riverside is one of the most diverse colleges.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't really know much about Greek life at UCR

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: We don't have a football team so the sports in general aren't that praised. Basketball is up there and homecoming weekend is super fun

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: UCR is honestly the greatest school in terms of diversity, education, and making great friendships. I really enjoyed my first year there and I cannot wait to go back this fall. Summer is too long to be away from great teaching and all your friends.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The party scene at UCR is not quite as active as I envisioned college to be. UCR is more focused on student organizations and social events, like Heat, Spring Splash, and the annual block party.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The best parties are hosting by the school itself, meaning social events, like Heat, Spring Splash, and the annual block party.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The professors are helpful and elnightening, as are their lectures. In the end, however, it is the student's responsibility to strive for academic progress.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: UCR is one of the most diverse campuses in California.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drugs are not prominent or widely accessible at UCR.

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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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