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University of California - Riverside Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
B-
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
Undergrads in College Housing
34%
Average Housing Cost
Poll
58%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.189 responses
Poll
62%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.353 responses

Food

Campus Food
B+
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 614 responses
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  • The HUB
    21%
  • The Barn
    14%
  • Latitude 55
    13%
  • Dining Hall
    10%
  • Chameleon
    10%
  • Glen Mor Market
    10%
  • Getaway Cafe
    7%
60%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.205 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
B-
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
B
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 197 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    25%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    61%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    11%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    3%

Safety

Safety
C+
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
64%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.222 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 135 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    48%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    39%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    7%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    5%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 175 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    19%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    57%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    12%
  • Not very visible.
    11%
  • We have campus police?
    1%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 336 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    1%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    29%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    59%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    12%
Men's Varsity Sports
Golf, Tennis, Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, All Track Combined
Women's Varsity Sports
Golf, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, Soccer, All Track Combined

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Model UN, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper, Film Society
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Music Ensembles, Pep Band, Symphony Orchestra
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 310 responses
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  • Block Party
    20%
  • Spring Splash
    14%
  • Hike to the "C"
    13%
  • Heat
    13%
  • School concerts are Sick, (Tyga, Rick Ross. etc.
    11%
  • Bonfire
    11%
  • Concerts
    6%

Party Scene

Party Scene
B+
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 206 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    4%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    35%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    25%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    17%
  • Parties? What parties?
    18%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 121 responses
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  • Heat
    34%
  • All 3 events: Block Party, Heat, Spring Splash
    31%
  • Block Party
    13%
  • Heat never happened
    8%
  • Spring Splash
    7%
  • I've never attended any of them
    6%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
5%
Women in Sororities
9%
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.279 responses
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