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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2.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 8/10/2015
Degree: Writing
Graduation Year: 2008
"Strongly recommend living on campus, if possible. If you get into your first choice school go there. Remember why you're there, studying is important. Join a club or society."
2.1 out of 5 stars
Mba Student - 6/3/2015
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2014
"I was accepted to several business schools and chose UCR's AGSM because they offered me a large fellowship. Turns out they only wanted me because they have so much trouble attracting English speakers. The whole program is full of East Asian students who barely speak or write English, cheated on their GMATs, and bought their admissions essays. Almost every assignment is a group project, even some of the finals, so the handful of English speakers have to carry all the other students. Meanwhile, most of the good professors have jumped ship because they don't like the current administration, leaving a bunch of old burn-outs and new PhDs who are too busy trying to get tenure to pay attention to their students. Don't go here unless you like spending time with rich Chinese kids and picking up the slack for them! Also, Riverside is a hole. People used to get mugged regularly right outside my apartment and my truck got broken into three times. I'm still trying to make it up to my wife for dragging her there for two years. They wanted me to stay for a PhD and I said "no thanks". The only good thing is that it's easy to get a TA appointment if you write English, so you can get some good teaching experience. If you do, though, expect to work 30 hours a week, have 100-150 students, and do all of your own grading, while picking up the Chinese TAs."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/20/2013
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2013
"Tell us about your college experience.My college experience was very good in terms of expanding my frame of thinking but sometimes I feel that I do not possess very many concrete skills other than writing and critical thinking abilities which are difficult to display on an application. My school was a good fit because it is geared towards academics which is the area I was exploring rather than sports or the arts.Would you get the same degree if you could start over?I think I would because any other humanities degree would present similar job struggles and there is no way I could succeed in sciences or have the stamina for math.What advice can you offer other students?Follow what you love but don't expect to make $50K the year after you receive a BA. Finding your niche takes time and you might not even think your degree has anything to do with the job you find in the end."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/19/2013
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2013
"Tell us about your college experience.College definitely taught me how to think critically and write at an above average level, however in the last year I started to stress over future employment. I decided to go to graduate school afterwards so I can hopefully obtain a job in my field of history.Would you get the same degree if you could start over?Sometimes I think I would not because it is not an in demand degree, but then I think about what college is really about and I have no regrets.What advice can you offer other students?Follow what you are passionate about, any degree from a decent university will open up opportunities that you wouldn't have had otherwise. If you really hate what you're studying, you probably won't enjoy the job that comes afterwards."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/19/2013
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2011
"Tell us about your college experience.I felt like I had an average time at my school. It was tough at first to make friends and to acclimate to the new environment. Overall, I believe I got a good value, and a decent experience, but things could also have been much better.Would you get the same degree if you could start over?I would choose the same degree as I believe it is very valuable and it is one of the tougher degrees to get.What advice can you offer other students?To make friends that are hard working and in a similar situation as you because sticking together throughout your college career makes it easier to study and work together. Working together as a group helps."