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The University of California - Riverside

Total Grad Surveys 3
Females 2
Males 1
Avg years at University 2.3
Research Quality C+ (5.7)
Research Availability B (6.9)
Research Funding C (4.9)
Graduate Politics B- (6.4)
Not Errand Runners C- (3.8)
Degree Completion C+ (5.0)
Alternative pay [ta/gsi] B (7.3)
Sufficient Pay B- (6.5)
Competitiveness C+ (5.5)
Education Quality B- (5.8)
Faculty Accessibility C (4.6)
Useful Research B (6.9)
"Individual" treatment C- (3.8)
Friendliness C+ (5.5)
Safety C+ (5.4)
Campus Beauty C- (4.1)
Campus Maintenance B- (6.0)
University Spending C (4.9)
Extracurriculars C+ (5.3)
Scholastic Success B- (5.9)
Surrounding City C- (4.2)
Social Life/ Environment C (4.5)
Not Errand RunnersC-
Alternative pay [ta/gsi]B
Well, I can´t say too much because IJul 08 2005Natural Resources
Well, I can´t say too much because I am a new International Graduate Student. I will start in Fall 2005, so I am expecting the best of UCR. The only thing I am concerned about is what people say about pollution in Riverside.

If there is anybody whose comments and suggestions about living and studying in UCR could help me, I will appreciate them very much.

Thank you,Edgar

Crappy schoolApr 30 2005Education
Crappy school. I learned nothing. I attended UCLA for my BA - excellent school, so I can compare what a good school is. UCR is not. I was told complete teaching lessons - I was not told how to complete them - just complete them. I could not choose what teachers I went to for my student teaching. My supervisor was a snotty arogant snott who had not ideal on reality. When a school tries to attain perspective students that is a problem. A school that needs to attain new students is not a good school. The school tends to kiss-up to perspective students. A good school is one that perspective students do not need kiss-up attitudes. I was one of the few non-UCR students in the program. I only had one good professor of the seven professors that taught the classes. Oh - and the teachers for the student teaching were crap - the one teacher would yell at the students - I was supposed to think that was "good teaching?" That was what I was supposed to learn? The other teacher was soooo flacky. The schools that do the student teaching are crap schools too.
I had heard all of the negative commentsJul 14 2003History/Histories (art history/etc.)
I had heard all of the negative comments about UCR before arriving here to work on my Masters. Upon arrival, I found all of these comments to be totally false. The staff is incredible. My prof's are EXTREMELY professional, helpful, approachable and brilliant. My prof's are Ph. D.s from Harvard, Brown, UCLA, Berkeley, etc. I did my undergrad work at a "yuppy" overly expensive private school and was extremely dissappointed there. The professors are just as good at UCR, and the environment is much more conducive for work. I really think that within the next ten years, UCR will join the other UC's in the USN&WR top 50 list. I think it already belongs there in comparison to the top 50 I had already attended. There is a spirited liberal student body here that perhaps doens't exist at places like Berkeley or NYU (schools that have sold their "liberal" image to further their prestige and research funding). There is also a strong right wing student contingent, buffetted by the conservative, blue-collar (think lifted pickup trucks) "Inland Empire". The student diversity here is incredible too. Riverside is a calm, sunny, affordable place where serious amounts of student intellectual growth can occur. Don't expect LA here... think more along the lines of a desert experience, like AZ perhaps. The smog is crappy, but most of that blows out from L.A. and is not the fault of the University. The undergrad students of mine range from incredibly brilliant to "does this student belong at a UC?" Overall, I think the average UCR student is bright, far from conceded, and willing to learn and grow. It has been an amazing experience here at UCR and I would recommend that anyone and everyone should come here for undergrad or grad studies.
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