UCR Dorms Ranked
Here are the highest rated UC Riverside dorms. This ranking was put together based off of what students rated UCR dorms on the RateMyDorm UCR Page.
Rated 2.9 / 5 stars by 3 UCR students
"I've lived at Stonehaven for two years now and it has been pretty good, however my situation definitely has its pros and cons. Pros: - I lived in a 1bed1bath with my best friend so sharing the space was pretty easy - the apartment its pretty spacious for two people - my unit rarely had issues such as plumbing or electrical problems - I got lucky with neighbors that weren't loud at all. - the ac and heater both worked really well - shower head in my unit was new when I moved in plus they had just redone the bathtub/ shower lining - the pool is really well maintained (if ur into swimming) Cons: - Some buildings and rooms (not all) have bug problems (furniture beetles, roaches, gnats, etc) - walls are paper thin (luckily I got a corner room so I only had one neighbor) - only one closet per room (you had to split the closet in half however there is a decent amount of drawer space under the beds - mattress provided were super hard - rent is expensive (next year its gonna be about 1,500 if u want a unit all to yourself) - parking is expensive (about 800 for the whole year) [however the apartment parking pass doubles as a campus pass after 6pm which is a lot more useful than you'd think] - the biggest con is that management can be a pain > they can be kinda rude sometimes (and god forbid you skateboard on the property) There's more minuscule stuff that I probably forgot to mention but overall I would say it just depends on where you get placed. Compared to the other campus housing, I would 100% choose Stonehaven, however compared to probably cheaper and nicer off campus housing, I would rethink my options. Would rate it a 7.5/10"
Rated 3.2 / 5 stars by 26 UCR students
"the bathroom is an insult to human decency. i’d rather shit in a hole and bathe in a river. please don’t go here."
Rated 3.3 / 5 stars by 29 UCR students
"The oldest dorm on campus so it was pretty mid compared to the other dorms like east lo and dundee. Best thing abt ai is it’s right across from the gym and they have a dining hall so didn’t hav to walk far."
Rated 3.4 / 5 stars by 2 UCR students
"It good. Basic enough apartment and has been a nice cozy place. Internet needs to be sorted by people living there, and isn’t too amenities rich. But good for students"
Rated 3.7 / 5 stars by 72 UCR students
"Everyone here keeps to themselves. Halls are separated by gender and there’s only 4 or 5 rooms per hall. Hallway doors need to be closed so there is not much intermingling. Also does not have its own dining hall but it takes the same amount of time to walk to AI, Lothian, and Glen Mor. Probably my favorite thing about this dorm is how private the restrooms are. "
Rated 4.1 / 5 stars by 44 UCR students
"east lothian consists of halls d, e, f. there are four floors in total with elevators and a staircase. the laundry room is on the second floor and i'm not sure about the other stuff lol. the only downside is that east lothian is the furthest away from campus but you get used to it. east lo has a built in closet, with closet doors and a shelf at the top. it's extremely roomy, i'm able to fit 60+ hangers and a hanging shoe rack. a laundry basket fits perfectly under the rack as well. my room came with a little bookshelf thing (? it was originally under the bed but i placed it on the desk), two separate dressers with 2 drawers (those are under the bed and can be moved/stacked), a desk with three drawers on wheels underneath, an office chair with no armrests that can lean backwards. the room itself came with three sets of outlets, 4 plugs in each. as a girl with tons of clothes and items, i have more than enough space for everything i brought. the only extra storage i brought was a 3 tiered cart, 3 drawer plastic thing, and an ottoman. i would say the only thing i really needed to bring was the cart because i use it to keep my skincare, hairbrush, pads, dishes, etc. the light installed in the ceiling definitely gives hospital vibes, but i got fairy lights and a desk lamp to help with that. the thermostat is adjustable to whatever you like and the room also comes with a mirror with an overhead light, though the light kind of sucks. my bed is by the window and its not really worth it to bring a back pillow, since the blinds are right behind it. the bathrooms are not too bad, but it can get dirty on the weekends when they arent cleaning. the toilets and sinks are normal like those in a public restroom. i do wish the showers were bigger, with hooks inside and maybe even a bench. the only hooks we have are on the outside and there is a bench in the handicapped stall. overall, east lothian is perfect for cozy vibes. there is a kitchen, but it only has a sink and a microwave lol. the lothian dining is right there though so it doesnt really matter. "
Rated 4.3 / 5 stars by 35 UCR students
"Great place to stay at. Very modern and pretty but the only bad thing is that your space is very small. "
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
"I live in New Glen Mor building G with three roommates. You get your own room and you only share a bathroom with one other person. The furniture is great, but I wish the closet was bigger. The bathroom was very similar to the one I have at home which is nice. The kitchen is very nice and there’s lots of space to cook in it. There are a few maintenance issues. One of the outlets in my room doesn’t work, and neither does the dish washer. Overall the building is very new and the location is great if you have classes close to Orbach and that side of campus. New Glen Mor also has a grocery market and a Starbucks within it as well as Amazon Lockers. "