UC Riverside is an above-average public university located in Riverside, California in the Los Angeles Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 19,544 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the UC Riverside acceptance rate is 66%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Psychology, and Biology. Graduating 73% of students, UC Riverside alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,200.
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.214 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.231 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.229 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management663 Graduates
Political Science and Government217 Graduates
Anthropology and Archaeology158 Graduates
Film and Video Studies155 Graduates
Managerial Economics143 Graduates
Mathematics & Statistics121 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.279 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.336 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.163 responses
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University of California - Riverside Reviews
I am a Microbiology major going into my Sophomore year at UCR. Because I moved 8 hours from my home in San Francisco, I was faced with many fears. However, I found the UCR atmosphere to be very welcoming, diverse, and full of opportunity. Outside of campus is sketchy, so never walk alone or get some pepper spray. Besides that UCR is filled with many resources to aid in health, struggling studies, or an organization to fit in! I would definitely recommend this college to anyone, despite the stereotypes that are associated with UCR. Location wise, it’s in the middle of SoCal. A couple hours to Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, Coachella, etc. I would also like to mention that there are many professors passionate about their job, along with many intelligent students who are eager to learn - don't mix this up with the partying stereotypes! I believe I live a well balanced life in Riverside - although my tuition made me second guess going to this school, it's worth my penny going here.
Only an average university. Bad location, horrible counselors and staffs. This University has nothing much to offer! And to make things worst, there isn’t a football team. I cannot believe I chose this university over NAU in Flagstaff. I highly recommend you to not go here, I’m trying to transfer myself. Just because it is diverse, doesn’t mean it’s a good thing! For example, you might have a professor with a thick accent that u can’t understand, and that’s not a good thing at all.
If coming from the Bay Area, you'll be disappointed about the diversity of cuisine in the surrounding area of the campus. The residential hall food is alright and are always buffet style so there can always be something for you to eat. But once in awhile you'll get tired of it, but do not fret! There are dining dollars that you can use for on campus dining that is not in the dining halls. I have been told that the quality of food here has been better so if you are thinking about attending this school, do not expect much but do expect a growth in quality while you're here. If you do not wish to dine on campus, there is a university village that is a 15-20 minute walk away with more restaurants for you to experience. You will be given discounts at the theater there and coupons for being a student at UCR.