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Should have gotten more internships.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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You never know until you try something; andQuite BrightMechanical Engineering
You never know until you try something; and Bourns College of Engineering is horrible. The professors don't teach, they just lecture you. Some are helpful, most are not. Many of the professors and TA's don't speak or write in English very well at all. The course material is often irrelevant to mechanical engineering. Way too much struggling to learn is expected instead of actually teaching the students. I hate this school.
1st Year Male -- Class 2018
Perceived Campus Safety: B+, Education Quality: F
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Getting help as an alumni (transcripts etc.Quite BrightBiology
Getting help as an alumni (transcripts etc.) is impossible. First I found out that they recorded my first aid and CPR class as cheer leading. They told me it was my mistake, but if that was true, why did I get an A in cheer leading if I never attended a single class?

Then, when I applied to grad school (3 years later) i discovered they had not recorded a $5 fee for a soccer class, so they rescinded my graduation. I had to re-enroll for a quarter to have a valid degree (so now it looks like I took 7 years to do my undergraduate work).Finally, I just tried to get a copy of my unofficial transcripts for a job application. No problem right? I was able to get a copy of my graduate classes easily enough. To get my transcripts from UCR, I need to log into their new R'web system. To do that I need a valid student ID and password (which I don't have). I contacted FOUR departments for help and got one response days later saying the system was down and and I could call in for an ID in a few days. I called in and answered a bunch of security questions and was given an ID. Then I tried to log in and set a password. The system said it would send me an email in "a few minutes." 30 hours later, I got the email and tried to log on. I kept getting a bad password response. Today (11 days from when I asked for help) I was able to log on, but the only thing displayed on the page is a message that I don't have access.

4th Year Female -- Class 1999
University Resource Use/ spending: A, Individual Value: F
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