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.
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."
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."
Rated 4.5 / 5 stars by 3 UCR students
"All the rooms are singles, which is really nice even though they’re small, but you get a pretty good size closet, and good size window. I lived in E building (old Glen mor) and the location was great it was right across from scotty’s and very close to the rest of campus. You only share your bathroom with one other roommate, and the kitchen had good space and appliances. I do think the furniture could’ve been better but I assume it’s much better in the new Glen Mor buildings. Also individual AC in every apartment!"
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 :)"