University of California, Riverside is an understated school if you look at its ranking. It has top-notched research capacities and its social sciences program is top 4 in the U.S. It is also the second best research institution countrywide with great academic reputation, professors and staff. Not only are the professors here experienced, they are also very friendly. Classes here are also conducive where there are no instances of crowded classrooms and there's also a lot of fun activities for students on campus.