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Best UCR Dorms

Here are the 5 best dorms at UC Riverside. This ranking was put together based off of what students rated UCR dorms on the RateMyDorm UCR Page.

    Pentland Hills UC Riverside

    Rated 3.7 / 5 stars by 72 UCR students

    "PROS: -Getting more privacy when using the restroom and shower since it is only shared with your hall mates (9-10 people max) -Can be single gender or gender inclusive depending on where you live -Easy to be secluded/quiet which makes it much easier to study -Can easily be inviting to others by just opening the doors -Has a common shared kitchen with an oven and fridge (may not be cleaned so you will have to clean on your own) -Technically you have two lounges (one that is at your hall and one that is shared by building CONS: -Doesn't have an in-house dining hall so you will have to walk everywhere for food (Can be a pro if you want exercise but sucks when it's pouring in UCR) -If you live on the first floor and the people above you walk heavily, you will hear it"

    East Lothian UC Riverside

    Rated 4.1 / 5 stars by 44 UCR students

    "I stayed at East Lothain. Good place! If you want a mixture of quiet to study but also fun, party vibes, this is the dorm to choose. It’s co-ed if that matters. Rooms are a good size to share. Living/lounge area also good place to hang out. On campus so it’s really close to classes. It’s the closest dorm to Orbach library. It also has its own dining hall and overall I think it’s the better dorm out of the 3."

    Dundee UC Riverside

    Rated 4.3 / 5 stars by 35 UCR students

    "I lived in a triple and even though it was pretty cramped, it was still good. It's kinda like living in a hotel. The bathroom stalls and showers have full doors so there's 100% privacy. You're right next to the Glasgow dining hall so that's also a plus. Dundee is a newer dorm so all the facilities were really nice and they even have pool tables that you can play on. Study rooms on every floor which came in clutch during finals week. The terrace was also nice too!"

    Rated 4.3 / 5 stars by 1 UCR student

    "I was on the waitlist for 1 year and 9 months before we were offered a unit. Rent is currently about $1k for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom which is a steal compared to other apartments in Riverside of the same size/amenities. Laundry is free and my son has many other kids to play with from the Oban community. Maintenance has been lacking but that’s common across UCR in general. NOT disability friendly, it’s like pulling teeth just to get basic accommodations like designated parking spots. The sidewalks largely have no ramps, making it extremely difficult to navigate with wheelchairs, strollers, etc."

    North District UC Riverside

    Rated 4.7 / 5 stars by 4 UCR students

    "Living at North District is very nice and convenient! You're down the street from your classes and the study rooms are always nice to have since you don't have to go all the way to the library to find a place to sit down and study. I live in a 4 bed 2 bath so it's nice having your own room, but a con is that the walls are pretty thin so it's easy to hear your roommates and people in the living room even if your door is closed. I personally don't have any problems with the utilities in my unit, but if I do, you can just request a work order and the nice staff will get it fixed within the next few business days. Plus the sunsets look really nice with the buildings :)"

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