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Academic Rigor
4.1290
Dorm Life
4.0495
Food and Dining
3.6452
Bang for the buck
3.9032
Clubs and Activities
4.5694
Campus Safety
3.7400
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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  • Prospective student from Downey, CA
  • Nov-29-2016 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
  • Oct-27-2016 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
  • Jul-02-2016 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
  • Apr-25-2016 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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  • Student at UC Riverside
  • Dec-19-2015 I am a current student here

    University of California Riverside is a school that expects the best from all of its students despite the different backgrounds one may come from. Therefore, the University of California Riverside offers assistance at a tutoring center called the ARC, a Health Professions Advising Center and many people that are more than willing to counsel students. With the diverse campus, students are exposed to different types of people who will certainly show them many perspectives in life and help them grow in all sorts of ways.

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  • Hugo - Riverside, CA
  • Dec-18-2015 I am a current student here

    People are extremely friendly and most professors are very approachable and genuinely want you to succeed. There are many resources such as the ARC or learning communities that can provide further tutoring or help if you're a commuter. There is however not much for dorming (or visiting students who are not from the city) to do for fun or at least not so close to campus, and there are homeless or petty crime near the campus (as its close to downtown Riverside), but other than that, things are pretty great with a collaborative environment.

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  • Lessllie from Ontario, CA
  • Dec-13-2015 I am a current student here

    I absolutely love UCR because of its diversity in the people, the events, and the numerous other entertainment and involvement options there are here. The people here are nice, motivated, and willing to join you in almost anything. We all are striving to find what we want to become in our lives and are working hard to fulfill our personal, academic, and career goals, so I give this school an 8.5 out of 10.

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  • Lindsey from Cherry Valley, CA
  • Dec-12-2015 I am a current student here

    The students are down to earth and helpful. The professors care about what they are teaching and open for questions. The campus is the perfect size and easy to navigate.

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  • Cecilia
  • Nov-22-2015 I am a current student here

    UCR has a very nice and open minded community of students and faculty. There's a lot of different ethnic groups accepted onto campus, so it's considered one of the most diverse. Since UCR is inland, off campus activities may be difficult to attend but there are many fun events and on campus organizations that you can have fun going to.

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  • Oscar from Inglewood, CA
  • Jul-28-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    This school has to be the best decision I have made yet. It is full of diversity, so there us no need to worry about feeling at home at this campus. The campus is also doing well in developing sustainability projects.

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