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The University of California - Riverside

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkC Excess CompetitionB
Academic SuccessC Creativity/ InnovationA+
Individual ValueC University Resource UseA+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyC FriendlinessA+
Campus MaintenanceC Social LifeC
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsC
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Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful, Condescending, Unhelpful

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Date: Oct 05 2006
Major: English (This Major's Salary over time)
The English department is absolutely awesome. If I could take English courses all throughout my time here at UCR, I would do so in a heartbeat. They are not only friendly but they help students grow intellectually and maybe perhaps…spiritually.

But the only real big thing I have against UCR is the financial aid office. If you are receiving financial aid please take extra care and watch yourselves.

They mishandled my files on three separate occasions. The first was not receiving my FAFSA application, resulting in my exemption from the work-study program. The second was that they did not note that I had turned in copies of my income tax return and it resulted in being denied a grant. The third is…pretty much my last straw. I had received scholarships and was sent these scholarships as early as July 2006. It is now October 2006 and I am in need of financial assistance. The fiancial aid office somehow did not receive these scholarships although my donors have told me the specific date when they sent out the checks. Although I am not going to be $20K on loans (thank God) or anything like that…I do regret to say that I could have definitely saved more money had the financial aid office taken better care of me.

Education is great, but the administration definitely needs help. Again, please take extra care when dealing with the financial aid office at UCR.

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