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Tuition

$14,772

$37,650

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 20,973
Declined + 13,843
Total Received 34,816
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undergraduateRatios

49%

51%

male

female

1  :  19

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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School Facts

The University of California of Riverside, founded as an agricultural research center in 1907, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences and Engineering. Its 1,200-acre campus is located 60 miles east of Los Angeles.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 21,210
Established in 1954
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Codes

SAT 4839
ACT 0456

Social Networks

Public

18,612

undergraduate students

2,598

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
18%
500-599
45%
400-499
30%
300-399
4%
700-800
8%
600-699
32%
500-599
38%
400-499
19%
300-399
3%
700-800
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
45%
400-499
29%
300-399
3%
30-36
6%
24-29
30%
18-23
47%
12-17
16%
6-11
1%
30-36
11%
24-29
47%
18-23
32%
12-17
10%
30-36
6%
24-29
38%
18-23
48%
12-17
8%
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Riverside, CA

1,200-acre suburban campus in Riverside (population: 313,673), 60 miles from Los Angeles. Served by bus and train; major airports serve Ontario (15 miles), Santa Ana (34 miles), and Los Angeles. Public transportation serves campus.

University of California, Riverside
900 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92521

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
31%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
75%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
20 fraternities 5% of male students
 
20 sororities 8% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
94%
Top 1/4
100%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
18%
500-599
45%
400-499
30%
300-399
4%
700-800
8%
600-699
32%
500-599
38%
400-499
19%
300-399
3%
700-800
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
45%
400-499
29%
300-399
3%
30-36
6%
24-29
30%
18-23
47%
12-17
16%
6-11
1%
30-36
11%
24-29
47%
18-23
32%
12-17
10%
30-36
6%
24-29
38%
18-23
48%
12-17
8%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Common application accepted no
Application deadline November 30
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 20,973
Declined + 13,843
Total Received 34,816

Admissions Contact

Emily Engelschall
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 951 827-3411
F: 951 827-6344
admissions@ucr.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $48,580,758
State $101,484,042
Institutional $75,641,227
Other external $1,901,564
Total $227,607,591

Non-need-based

Federal $1,280,591
State
Institutional $5,999,330
Other external $841,717
Total $8,121,638

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big West Conference (Division I)
Mascot
Highlanders
School colors
blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Administrative Studies
African-American Studies
Anthropology
Anthropology/Law/Society
Applied Mathematics
Applied Statistics
Art History
Art History/Administrative Studies
Art History/Religious Studies
Art Studio
Asian American Studies
Asian Literatures/Cultures
Asian Studies
Biochemistry
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Bioengineering
Biological Sciences
Biology
Biomedical Sciences
Botany/Plant Sciences
Business Administration
Business Economics
Cell/Molecular/Developmental Biology
Chemical Engineering
Chemical/Environmental Engineering
Chemistry
Chicano Studies
Classical Studies
Classics
Comparative Ancient Civilizations
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Creative Writing/Writing for Performing Arts
Dance
Dance History/Theory
Economics
Education
Electrical Engineering
English
Entomology
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Toxicology
Ethnic Studies
Evolution/Ecology/Organismal Biology
Film/Visual Culture
French
Genetics/Genomics/Bioinformatics
Geological Sciences
Geology
Geophysics
Germanic Studies
Global Studies
History
Humanities/Arts/Social Sciences
Humanities/Social Sciences
Information Systems
Interdisciplinary Studies
Language
Language/Literature
Languages/Literature
Languages/Literatures
Latin American Studies
Law/Society
Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Management
Material Science Engineering
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematics
Mathematics/Secondary Education
Mechanical Engineering
Media/Culture
Microbiology
Music
Music/Culture
Native American Studies
Neuroscience
Pest Management
Philosophy
Physical Science
Physics
Plant Biology
Plant Genetics
Plant Pathology
Plant Science
Political Science
Political Science/International Affairs
Political Science/Public Service
Population Biology
Psychology
Public Policy
Religious Studies
Russian Studies
Sociology
Soil/Water Science
Southeast Asian Studies
Spanish
Statistics
Theatre
Visual Arts
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

88%

18,612
students

Female
51%
9,547

Male
49%
9,065

Graduate

12%

2,598
students

Female
45%
1,170

Male
55%
1,428

undergraduateFull-time

97%

18,197
students

Female
52%
9,380

Male
48%
8,817

undergraduatePart-time

3%

415
students

Female
41%
167

Male
59%
248

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
36%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
36%
Hispanic/Latino
14%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

63%

Transfer applicants accepted

23%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.40
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: November 30

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

45

quarter hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Other

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 30
Countries most often represented China
Indonesia
Japan
South Korea
Taiwan
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Allisa Miller
Assistant Director of International Recruitment & Evaluation
951 827-3411
allisa.miller@ucr.edu

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