Each year we survey our alumni three years after they have completed our program. These are some of the highlights from that survey.
Life after UCR
In retrospect, over 90% of our alumni would choose to study at UCR again. They praised the acquired skills, such as writing academic papers and presenting work, and the inter-disciplinary approach. UCR graduates are successful in their continued studies. Alumni indicate they are well-prepared for the academic level and required skills needed for the programs they enter following UCR. On average, graduates rank themselves in the top two-thirds of their post-UCR programs. Furthermore, alumni have indicated that they benefited from the various cultural backgrounds that can be found on campus and that the social life at UCR stimulated them to discover their academic interests and to stay motivated.
My time at UCR was the most defining and best time of my life. Would recommend it to everyone!
Mark Kamphuis, Class of 2012
Community & Diversity
In addition to the academic skills, many alumni emphasize the sense of community at UCR. Alumni often refer to the campus location, the student-instructor ratio, the international character, and the small-scale environment of UCR in the quaint inner-city of Middelburg as factors that enhance the group feeling. According to the alumni survey, the sense of community is highly valued by students, even in the years following their graduation. Diversity is another recurring theme throughout the UCR experience. A diverse and challenging academic program is offered to students. Alumni indicate that the exposure to culturally diverse social contacts is a highly valued aspect of campus life.