|1.||University of California, Riverside|
One of the University of California that has recently ranked among the top schools in the country in terms of affordability for college tuition (#25, Best College Buys, Forbes Magazine). UC Riverside is also listed among U.S. News and World Report's Top Ten "Up and Coming" National Universities, meaning it is improving to become a better school than any other schools.
Henry: "Hey, what school do you go to?"
Kim: "University of California, Riverside!"
Henry: "Nice. I heard UCR is improving. UCR wasn't a great school back then."
|2.||University of California, Redemption|
UCR, or University of California, Riverside. In the 21st Century, UCR is less the school for UC Rejects, and more the campus of choice for many highly qualified applicants who may have gotten rejected by other, more selective UCs, but would have otherwise SMOKED college applications in other State Universities across the country.
I didn't get into the UCs of my choice this time, but despite busting my ass in high school, I'm thankful that I got into the University of California, Redemption!
University of California, Riverside. Called "UC-Rejected" by students who think that the other UC's are superior.
Man, I can't believe I didn't even get into UCR.
The University of California, Riverside (UCR) is one of the least prestigious schools within the prestigious UC system. As one of only two UCs with a business school it should in theory attract a large number of serious business students. In reality, the business degree acts as a catch-all for students who would otherwise be "undeclared" and/or those students who have no interest in business aside from "making my millionz".more...
Riverside itself is seedy and dangerous. I know only a very small handful of people who were not robbed at least once while living there...I was not one of those fortunate few. Crack whores (in the strictly literal sense) "work" up and down University Ave. less than half a mile from the campus. My own work as a pizza delivery driver exposed me and my co-workers to the ever present danger of armed robbery, gun-violence and gang-activity. That said, with the right perspective, this place offers a valuable opportunity for much of its student body to experience the "real world" in graduated steps, should they choose to do so. I can say from my own experience that it has had an incredible "humanizing" affect on my perception of the homeless and others living in horrible situations.
While the student body is largely apathetic (there is no school spirit as has been mentioned above but no one has bothered to ask whether or not school spirit is an admirable goal or merely a herd-mentality annoyance) there are plenty of very serious students and ...
University of California, Redemption. In an era where public education in the State of California is taking hits in K-12, CCs, the CSUs, and the UC system, many of the State's public universities have been forced to cut their enrollments through more intense admissions standards. Hence, these schools accept less freshman and transfer students. However, with schools like UC Riverside, UC Santa Cruz and even UC Merced (where previous reputation has been less than stellar among college admissions-hype beasts and GPA/SAT/ACT-obsessed high school seniors too caught up with the TOP 50 of the USNWR), the rise in demand, popularity, as well as increased competition of quality applicants, has helped ALL the UCs get on the fast-track towards increased prestige and improved rep with more selective applicant pools, and, in the long-term, more prepared and exceptionally qualified freshman and transfer students. UCR is definitely on this track and is truly rising. Therefore, UCR should be considered less as "UC Rejects" and more, the University of California, REDEMPTION.
Fuck yeah, it ain't nothing to be ashamed of getting into and going to UC Riverside! Consider yourself REDEEMED! UCR = UC REDEMPTION. Go out there and get your education! Fuck the haters, UCR is a UC school for a reason!
University of California, Santa Cruz
This amazing university is sadly and extremely underrated.
UCSC definitely has higher prestige than UC Merced and UC Riverside, and UCSC is quickly becoming more prestigious and selective. UCSC is ranked equally if not better than UCSB.
UCSC was ranked in the top 100 colleges/universities in the nation. We boast many things that cannot be compared to, including the beach as well as a redwood forest. It is surrounded by the best scenery compared to all other UC campuses (hands down). Among other things, we boast the #2 ASTROPHYSICS program in the nation.
Do your research before you make your judgments based on ignorant trolls you have not even set foot on the campus. We are also the REAL surf city (Huntington Beach is stereotypical and quite frankly lacks the diversity and the original surf attitude. They have the stereotypical spoiled rich kids that have everything handed to them and they have closed minds as to what diversity really is).
A few UCSC achievements:
- The computer engineering Ph.D. program was rated 1ST nationally for publication impact by the National Research Council in 2010.
- UCSC was rated 3RD IN THE WORLD for research influence in 2011 by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
- In 2010, the UCSC Economics Department was ranked 7TH IN THE WORLD--and 6TH among all academic departments--for research in international finance, according to Research Papers in Economics (RePEc).
UCR - Also known as University of Rejects or University of Riverside.
A UC that everyone goes to because they didn't make it into any other UCs. Usually a backup school for people who want flaunt that they are in a UC. UCR has the lowest expectations out of all the University. Pretty pathetic how it can even be called a UC.
Guy: You're going to a CSU? Hah I'm going to a UCR sucker!
Girl: You mean University of Rejects?