- Class: Alum
- Major: Government
- Gender: M
- High School: Saint Augustine High School
- Transfer Student: N
The school's size is just about perfect. The social opportunities are slim but are there. You must seek them out. Riverside (the city) is pretty much a dump, think "Reno 911!". Classes are pretty easy and standard.
The academics at UCR is really really really what you make of it, despite that being a ridiculous cliche. I will explain. At some private schools if you get behind or miss classes they will seek you out to help. At UCR a tremendous number of freshman are gone before the end of their first year, due to the apathy of the administration and the generally low admission standards (letting in students who don't really care about higher education). There are however a BILLION different great opportunities for dedicated students.
Extremely liberal student body in general. Tons of Asians, really the school is primarily Asian regardless of whatever some statistics might say. The administration is VERY apathetic about the students and for the most part the students return the favor. There were rarely rallys, protests or "movements", and the ones that popped up were usually just the angry Mexicans from Mecha and they don't number too many.
The Best Things
You can be a big fish in a smallish pond if thats your thing
The Worst Things
Extreme apathy by everyone