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Tuition & Fees

$13,527

$38,235

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 21,608
Declined + 16,897
Total Received 38,505
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undergraduateRatios

48%

52%

male

female

1  :  22

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 21,504
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

18,608

undergraduate students

2,896

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
23%
500-599
48%
400-499
23%
300-399
2%
700-800
10%
600-699
35%
500-599
37%
400-499
17%
300-399
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
27%
500-599
45%
400-499
23%
300-399
1%
30-36
17%
24-29
39%
18-23
37%
12-17
7%
30-36
17%
24-29
50%
18-23
28%
12-17
5%
30-36
15%
24-29
49%
18-23
34%
12-17
2%
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Riverside, CA

1,200-acre, suburban campus in Riverside (population: 316,619), 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
35%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
73%
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 6% of male students
 
20 sororities 10% 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
4%
600-699
23%
500-599
48%
400-499
23%
300-399
2%
700-800
10%
600-699
35%
500-599
37%
400-499
17%
300-399
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
27%
500-599
45%
400-499
23%
300-399
1%
30-36
17%
24-29
39%
18-23
37%
12-17
7%
30-36
17%
24-29
50%
18-23
28%
12-17
5%
30-36
15%
24-29
49%
18-23
34%
12-17
2%

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)
Niether
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 21,608
Declined + 16,897
Total Received 38,505

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment

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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 $53,550,012
State $109,900,967
Institutional $83,287,450
Other external $1,689,925
Total $248,428,354

Non-need-based

Federal $483,724
State $0
Institutional $4,207,549
Other external $619,537
Total $5,310,810

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
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

87%

18,608
students

Female
52%
9,739

Male
48%
8,869

Graduate

13%

2,896
students

Female
45%
1,296

Male
55%
1,600

undergraduateFull-time

98%

18,279
students

Female
53%
9,613

Male
47%
8,666

undergraduatePart-time

2%

329
students

Female
39%
126

Male
61%
203

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
36%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
38%
Hispanic/Latino
13%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

60%

Transfer applicants accepted

22%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.40
High school transcript Recommended 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 Not Required/Recommended
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
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