University of California-Riverside Reviews

3.65 out of 5 stars
(35 Reviews)
  • Riverside (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $42,819
92% of 35 students said this degree improved their career prospects
86% of 35 students said they would recommend this school to others
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5.0 out of 5 stars
Isabela Ybanez - 7/25/2016
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2017
"University of California Riverside provides a diverse campus of different organizations, sports, and academics. The university allows for a student to develop themselves in all aspects and implements multiple opportunities to explore different horizons beyond their major. UCR gives numerous different resources to help enable students to succeed throughout their years at the university. As a liberal studies major, I felt the variety of classes made available to me gave me a well rounded education to prepare me for the CSET. I personally utilized the campus computer labs and free printing, the libraries, and the laptops available for checkout. After a year at this school, I am still learning about more resources I can utilize in the future. Aside from my academics, I have also divulged in tennis and hip hop recreation and joined CKI, a club on campus. It contributed to my student life as more than just academic classes. Being at UCR benefited me, as a student, because of the countless opportunities and resources offered."
3.5 out of 5 stars
Erin - 7/25/2016
Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016
"I had an overall amazing experience at UCR. Everyone was friendly and open to different types of people and opinions. The diversity of the campus is what made the difference when visiting other universities. Although engineering was difficult, the professors were always helpful and willing to see you after class and in office hours."
3.1 out of 5 stars
K - 7/22/2016
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2005
"UCR was a great school, undervalued in the UC system. The English department and professors were great and the libraries available for help. I was not at school for the social experience, which is what many complain UCR lacks. But, for academics it is a good, strong choice."
3.6 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/22/2016
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015
"It was a great college. I had a lot of good moments there. There are plenty of clubs to choose from and join. Joining clubs was a great way to make new friends. The professors were all kind and helpful."
4.1 out of 5 stars
UnicornGem - 7/22/2016
Degree: Cultural Studies
Graduation Year: 2008
"I loved UCR! Some of the nest years of my life. Great people, fantastic teachers, great education. Party hard and work hard. Take advantage of all resources. Make sure to study abroad!"
3.6 out of 5 stars
Shea - 5/31/2016
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013
"UCR is a great school. It is a bit overcrowded so be prepared to fight for the classes you need, as well as parking. But overall it is a good school, the professors are extremely knowledgeable and so are the TAs. This is a big research school, so if you are looking into doing research this is a good place to go!"
3.0 out of 5 stars
Jessica - 4/30/2016
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2011
"It's a Very small school compared to UCLA but it's not bad just a few really bad faculty members that ruined the experience for me. They had some good student activities that created a good atmosphere but I lived off campus so I was not as involved as I could have been. The dining area was sort of limited but it could have improved since then."
3.0 out of 5 stars
nayrk - 11/30/2015
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2012
"Extremely diverse in demographics. Great overall engineering program with a lot of new classes to come that were not offered in my time."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Karinna Quezada - 10/28/2015
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2009
"When making a decision about what university I was going to attend, I knew right away that UCR was for me. I live in Riverside so it made sense to go there! I had amazing professors who truly cared about me as a student, but as well as person. I received plenty of support from my teachers and I feel like I left UCR being better person because of the knowledge that I acquired at this school. I would recommend UCR to any student who wants a school that is diverse and that it has a very 'at home" feeling."
3.6 out of 5 stars
ASM - 9/1/2015
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013
"UCR is a nice school, but it is a bit over crowded. Parking is hard to find and getting into classes you need is a serious race. But other than that problem, the campus is nice, and I've like all the professors I had. It's a big research school so if you want to do research this is a good school for you."