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The University of California - Riverside

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA+ Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkA+ Excess CompetitionA+
Academic SuccessA+ Creativity/ InnovationA+
Individual ValueA+ University Resource UseA+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB+ FriendlinessA+
Campus MaintenanceA+ Social LifeA+
Surrounding CityB Extra CurricularsA+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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Date: Aug 01 2006
Major: Math (This Major's Salary over time)
ppl seem to have a negative attitude about this school; they act like this is the worst school to ever attend. ppl here either love or hate it. ppl also seem to exaggerate the negatives about the school as well. it's not that hot during the school year—except for summer. and besides, it's freakin' southern california near LA! it's going to be hot! it's not really a bad school at all, it's just the location—that's why you need a car! moreover, there is smog but it is not the worst in the nation thankfully. and ppl seem to somehow connect the city of riverside with the school it self. riverside is not really that great of a city, but that does not mean that a crappy city = crappy school. yes yes the heat sucks, yes the smog is there, and yes the city sucks compared to SD or LA… BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN THE ACADEMICS ARE PISS-POOR!

anyways, the faculty is great! they want to help you and welcome you with open arms. sure some may not speak english that well, but there are other universities with the same problem.

the one thing that annoys me about ucr are the old buildings. buildings such as sproul and watkins are so ugly. fortunately, ucr is going through some major renovations; there is tons of contruction going around. they are adding a new commons and new academic buildings as well! buildings that are much more aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

i have to admit that i was not that excited about going to riverside. i actually didn't know what to expect, all i knew was that it was just down there near LA. i searched around some forums such as collegeconfidential and i have found some very strong opinions about the campus. like i said, you will find ppl who HATE it or LOVE it. I actually sort of grown to like this school.

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