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The University of California - Riverside

Breakdown of “Surrounding City” at UCR/UC-Riverside

By Gender
By Major
Art & Design DepartmentD
Business - Management and AdministrationC
Chemical EngineeringA+
Computer ScienceF
History/Histories (art history/etc.)D+
Mechanical EngineeringB-
Neuroscience/Cognitive ScienceD
Political ScienceC
PreMed and MedicalD-

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University of California - Riverside
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Surrounding City

... The situation is definitely not alleviated by the city and campus aesthetics ...Read full comment
... I didn't have trouble registering for my classes, I was able to actually have fact time with my professors, and the city is a great study environ...Read full comment
... The city is currently underway on huge infrastrucutre projects and there are things for students to do both night and day, like the UV ...Read full comment
... The city itself is a smothering wasteland, the most sprawling suburban area in the country according to one study ...Read full comment
The good news is there isn't a lot of competition and a good student will reap the rewards. If you are willing to put yourself out there, you'll stand...Read full comment
... However, Riverside the city isn't too nice, and there seems to be a lot of poverty and crime past a one-mile radius of the campus ...Read full comment
... ) and a particular affinity with the City of Riverside for some reason (I'm not sure why most people would, my ex-girlfriend got out and has staye...Read full comment
I'm coming from a computer science background. I wish I could have gotten into UC Irvine but I only wanted their ICS program and it was so competitive...Read full comment
... The city is dirty, the air is dirty, and quite a few of the permanent residents have multiple felony convictions ...Read full comment
... The city of Riverside can get a bit dull but that is on my part because I have not been to a lot of places in Riverside ...Read full comment
... The surrounding city is not as pretty as the campus ...Read full comment
... Parking is ridiculous, most undergrad commuters can count on walking around a quarter mile before actually walking past a school building on thei...Read full comment
... Social life in Riverside can seem none existent at points because the city of Riverside itself, I have to admit, can get a bit dull at points ...Read full comment
... One cool thing about Riverside is that the city is rather large 280,000+ (top 10 city in California) so there are plenty of malls, retail shops,...Read full comment
... I have so many memories from the school and city and have made life long friends ...Read full comment
... I understand that many young people want that 'fairy tale' college experience where you go to the ideal school in the ideal city and you hang out...Read full comment
... im from a suburban city up north, and riverside isnt the slightest bit scary ...Read full comment
For most people, UCR is not the first choice on their college list. I remember being in the dorms the first week and how everyone was proclaiming tha...Read full comment
... However, Riverside the city is horrible ...Read full comment
... City has profound pollution problems, and is chock full of gangstas, drug hotels, and methamphetamine ...Read full comment
... the people aren't fun, the campus is ugly, riverside is a really crappy city ...Read full comment
I'm coming from a computer science background. I wish I could have gotten into UC Irvine but I only wanted their ICS program and it was so competitive...Read full comment
... I know a UCR alum making $50, 000 a yr working for the city of long beach as a result of an internship ...Read full comment
... and ppl seem to somehow connect the city of riverside with the school it self ...Read full comment
... i personally loved the city ...Read full comment
... 5) City - Riverside, as a city, is DEAD ...Read full comment
... The city itself is a smothering wasteland, the most sprawling suburban area in the country according to one study ...Read full comment
... This is the simple truth (if you can comprehend it); Riverside as a city ranks low in the so-cal social stratosphere (caste) ...Read full comment
... The real action begins when it’s time for the student panels, comprised of members of each ethnicity giving their two cents (clearly an overva...Read full comment
... Furthermore, the city is always up to support a student by providing internships (although these positions are often not paid unless you have a...Read full comment
... Finally, the book-sourced multiple choice exams test your capacity for memorizing the sheer volume of all this useless crap over the course of t...Read full comment
... The actual city of Riverside is rather dull and well, kind of ugly ...Read full comment
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