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Academic Rigor
4.1300
Dorm Life
4.0638
Food and Dining
3.6632
Bang for the buck
3.8958
Clubs and Activities
4.5676
Campus Safety
3.7692
Most Helpful Review for University of California-Riverside
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Kimberley from Tracy, CA
  • 32 out of 32 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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  • Adriana - Los Angeles, CA
  • I am a current student here

    UCR is a definitely a high energy, full throttle campus. It has a very preppy and welcoming vibe right off the bat. You can really enjoy yourself outdoors because it's basically summer all year round in Riverside.

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  • Bre from Riverside, CA
  • I am a current student here

    University of California Riverside is probably one of the most helpful colleges I have come in contact with. Understanding your account and status here is blissful. Whenever I have questions about anything on campus, I am helped swiftly and efficiently.

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  • Justin from Vallejo, CA
  • I am a past student here

    Has a really supportive campus and tight-knit feel. I was able to get all the opportunity I was looking for and all the support that I needed. The school is a very dedicated place of responsible and dedicated individuals.

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  • Brandon from CA
  • I am a current student here

    UC Riverside is very underrated overall. The staff really care about you as long as you meet them half way. With thousands of opportunities and a welcoming community, UC Riverside is one of the best schools out there.

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  • 0
  • UCR first year from Bay Area, C.A.
  • I am a current student here

    I love UCR, hands down. I will never regret my decision about choosing to come here. Although, being from the Bay, I do get homesick. but there are so many amazing and fun people to hang out with that it's easy to get over it.

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  • Analleli from Hayward, CA
  • I am a current student here

    So far it's been great. I like the environment and the way the classes are arranged. So far I've had a large lecture with a small discussion which I find beneficial.

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  • Prospective student from Downey, CA
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    A friend of mine who attends UCR gave me a tour of the campus recently. The campus surpassed my expectations. It's a very nice place.

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  • Jason from Placentia, CA
  • I am a current student here

    The University of California, Riverside has an inclusive learning environment that embraces diversity and provides abundant resources to their student population. The core principles of respect, accountability, integrity, and excellence form the foundation of this school, along with a dedicated faculty devoted towards enriching the lives of every student that walks through their doors. UCR sees potential for growth in every member of the community, and strives to be an international exemplar for the world by embodying the statement "Let there be light."

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  • amanda from crystal, mn
  • I am a current student here

    uc riverside is full of accepting, diverse, loving, and aware people i have ever met. the teachers care about you like i've never been cared for by a teacher. we're one of the most diverse schools in the country, but we don't just take it for granted; we are aware of how much the diversity teaches each and every one of us for just being in the presence of it.

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  • kelly - covina, ca
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    this school is amazing. definitely glad i was accepted into such a welcoming, spirited community of students. consider ucr of you want a place that has the best of both worlds: exceptional academics and student life.

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