University of California, Riverside (UCR)

Riverside, CA

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UCR Housing

  • On-Campus Housing Available
  • Meal Service
  • Co-ed Dorms
  • Single-Student Apartments
  • Married-Student Apartments
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students
  • Special Housing for International Students
Room & Board Expenses $13,240
Living On-Campus 32%
Living Off-Campus 68%

UCR Ratings & Reviews

Overall College Life Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 3 Reviews

67% of students gave University of California, Riverside 5 stars in College Life.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

College Life Rating

As stated previously the social atmosphere is very benevolent. The fact that the school is so diverse sets a comfortable mood for every ethnicity. There are a wide variety of organizations and clubs that are available for everyone. The only issue I have with the athletics department is that they should get a football and cross country team. As far as weekend activities the college will usually have a karaoke night or etc for all students.

College Life Rating

While the campus itself is safe, I have heard reports of some crime in the surrounding areas, mostly theft of items such as laptops and bikes. Also, while Riverside has a few cool sights, the city itself is not the greatest college town, as it is far from major destinations.

UCR Campus Safety

Emergency Hotline
(951) 827-5222
Medical Center Emergency Department
(951) 688-0211
Campus Police
3500 Canyon Crest Drive, Riverside, CA 92521

UCR Athletics

Quick Facts
Team Mascot: Highlanders
School Song: Brave Scots/Sons of California
School Colors: blue and gold
Official Athletics Site:
Athletic Facilities baseball stadium, recreation center, softball and soccer fields, track, tennis courts
Athletic Conferences: NAA, NCAA
Basketball: Big West Conference
Baseball: Big West Conference
Track: Big West Conference

Athletics Department at University of California, Riverside

Athletic Director Name
Stan Morrison

UCR Student Organizations

Greek Organizations
Number of Fraternities: 21
Number of Sororities: 21
Percentage of Men in Fraternities: 4%
Percentage of Women in Sororities: 4%
Military Programs
ROTC Air Force

Other Organizations

  • Academic Clubs
  • Business
  • Environmental
  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Music Organizations (Band, Choir, etc.)
  • Political Activism
  • Theatre/Drama
  • Religious Organizations
  • Minority Organizations
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Literary Magazine
  • Radio Station

UCR Student Services

Computer & Technological Services

  • Internet Access
  • Computers in Residence Halls
  • Computers in Libraries
  • Computer Labs
  • Computers in Student Center
  • Email Account Provided by School

Career & Employment Services

  • Career Counseling
  • Internship Placement
  • Career / Job Search Classes
  • Interest Inventory
  • On-Campus Job Interviews
  • Resume Assistance
  • Alumni Network
  • Interview Training

Counseling Services

  • Minority Student Counseling
  • Military Counseling
  • Veteran Counseling
  • Older Student Counseling
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Personal Counseling
  • Academic Counseling
  • Psychological Counseling
  • Religious Counseling

Physically Handicapped Services

  • Talking Books
  • Other: provided on an individual basis.

Other Services at University of California, Riverside

School Store / Bookstore

  • Health Services
  • On-Campus Child Care
  • Library on Campus
  • Non-Remedial Tutoring
  • Placement Services
  • Women’s Center
  • Health Insurance

Famous Alumni

  • Stephen Breen, Pulitzer Prize-Editorial Cartoonist
  • Billy Collins, Poet Laureate
  • Richard Schrock, Nobel Prize recipient, chemistry.

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