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Most Helpful Review for University of California-Riverside
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Kimberley from Tracy, CA
  • 29 out of 29 people found this review helpful

Academics at UCR is fast paced because it is on the quarter system, but that doesn't make it easier. Students are expected to learn the material and learn it fast. There are several ways to get help and to further understanding in a subject. Professors make themselves available for one on one discussion during their office hours, TA's are assigned to discussion sections with about 30 students and also have office hours. Some courses even offer supplementary instruction at the learning center, and tutors are available for many subject. However there is a lot more to learn at UCR then...

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  • Erika from Coachella, CA
  • Oct-14-2014 I am a current student here

    The university really has a good student services such as the academic resource center, chicano student programs, and the Student Recreation Center. They also provide us with great opportunities to join a club, organizations, communities where we are always in family. To sum, the UCR faculty always gives you answers to your concerns and questions you may have in you stay here.

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  • Adriana
  • Oct-07-2014 I am a current student here

    One thing that I realized when I came to the University of California, Riverside is that it is very diverse. It is a great thing to see and how the students get along well. In addition to that, the people are all so respectful of everyone else.

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  • Anonymous
  • Jun-18-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The University of California Riverside has a beautiful, very large campus. The resources for the science and medical fields are phenomenal. The environment is so diverse which makes the atmosphere for study a unique and exciting one.

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  • Aska from Beverly Hills, CA
  • Jun-15-2014 I am a current student here

    It's what you make of it. Go out and find something for you, the people that you will meet will defiantly shape your experience. First thing first focus on academics.

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  • Sarah-Marie from Honolulu, HI
  • May-29-2014 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    i like this school because it has detailed and interesting videos online and I'm able to know how they feel about their new students and i get a sneak peek how it is like before going to college here!

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  • Rafael from Los Angeles, CA
  • May-20-2014 I am a current student here

    Riverside, the hottest place on earth with the best air conditioning system to stay cool. Where people are fun that people refer to Riverside as UC Ratcher, and what happends at Riverside, stays at Riverside. Most importantly with the cutest mascot ever, Scotty the bear.

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  • Frank from Downey, CA
  • Apr-27-2014 I am a current student here

    UCR is a great school with awesome professor that are willing to help when called upon. There are so many organizations and clubs that offer so many resources, allowing for any type of individual to get involve in something. A huge benefit here at UCR is the opportunity to do research. As a 1st year I was able to get a paid position in a Molecular Cell Research Lab and gain a lot of experience, which in turn is building up my resume. There are so many opportunities on campus, but one just need to take the time to go out and seek them.

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  • Dayra from Riverside, CA
  • Apr-02-2014 I am a current student here

    There is an immense list of places and people you could go to for help when you don't understand the class. Our concerts have begun to be widely recognized because they are amazing. The welcoming diversity on campus is definitely something you must experience on your own.

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  • Jasmine from CA
  • Mar-19-2014 I am a current student here

    Although this college has an average reputation, it does grow on you. Students and faculty make you feel like you belong there with the amount of support provided. Great school for incoming students.

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  • Sanjana from Sunnyvale, CA
  • Mar-13-2014 I am a current student here

    Is a commuter school. The first quarter is pretty interesting, getting to know people and the like. Unfortunately as time goes on, there is less to do, and more difficulties.

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