University of California, Riverside

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Undergraduate Experience Survey


Student Experiences and Perceptions

UC Riverside offers students a wide variety of opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom to become engaged with new ideas, people, and experiences.

Following are the selected results from the 2010 University of California Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported are based on the responses of Seniors who participated in the survey.

Of seniors who took the UC Undergraduate Experience Survey in 2010

Group Learning Experiences
  • 95% — worked outside of class on class projects or studied with classmates
  • 96% — helped a classmate better understand course material
  • 60% — participated in student organizations or clubs
Active Learning Experiences
  • 95% — reported making class presentations
  • 85% — students currently doing or completed a research project, creative activity, or paper
  • 23% — enrolled in at least one independent research course
  • 38% — participated in an internship
Commitment to Student Learning and Success
  • 95% — reported raising their standards for acceptable effort due to the high standards of a faculty member
  • 92% — sought academic help from an instructor or tutor
  • 89% — talked with an instructor outside of class about course material
Student Satisfaction
  • 82% — were satisfied with advising by faculty on academic matters
  • 78% — were satisfied with advising by college staff on academic matters
  • 65% — were satisfied with the availability of courses needed for graduation
  • 65% — were satisfied with the value of their education for the price they paid
  • 83% — were satisfied with their overall academic experience
  • 80% — seniors would choose to attend this institution again
  • 87% — of seniors reported that their campus had a strong commitment to undergraduate education
Experiences with Diverse Groups of People and Ideas
  • 96% — rated their ability to appreciate or understand racial and ethnic diversity as good or better
  • 95% — rated their ability to appreciate cultural and global diversity as good or better
  • 89% — gained a deeper understanding of other perspectives through conversations with students of a different race or ethnicity
  • 79% — gained a deeper understanding of other perspectives through conversations with students of a different religion
  • 80% — gained a deeper understanding of other perspectives through conversations with students that have different political opinions

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Undergraduate Admissions
3106 Student Services Building

Tel: (951) 827-3411
Fax: (951) 827-6344
E-mail: discover@ucr.edu for prospective freshman
or transfer@ucr.edu for prospective transfer student inquiries

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