University of California, Riverside

Riverside, CA

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.

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University of California, Riverside

Riverside, CA

Tuition & Fees

$13,853

$43,607

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
48%
500-599
38%
400-499
5%
700-800
22%
600-699
35%
500-599
38%
400-499
5%
700-800
2%
600-699
16%
500-599
43%
400-499
35%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
30-36
34%
24-29
36%
18-23
25%
12-17
5%
30-36
25%
24-29
43%
18-23
26%
12-17
6%
30-36
30%
24-29
45%
18-23
24%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

1

teacher

22

students

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Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 28,224
Declined + 21,294
Total Received 49,518
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Public

22,055

undergraduate students

3,493

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Psychology
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 4839
ACT 0456

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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 25,548
Established in 1954
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  SWE (Society of Women Engineers)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Riverside, CA

1,200-acre, suburban campus in Riverside (population: 327,728), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
28%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
70%
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

 
16 fraternities 4% of male students
 
16 sororities 6% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
48%
500-599
38%
400-499
5%
700-800
22%
600-699
35%
500-599
38%
400-499
5%
700-800
2%
600-699
16%
500-599
43%
400-499
35%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
30-36
34%
24-29
36%
18-23
25%
12-17
5%
30-36
25%
24-29
43%
18-23
26%
12-17
6%
30-36
30%
24-29
45%
18-23
24%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
($80 for international applicants)
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)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 28,224
Declined + 21,294
Total Received 49,518

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

State residency

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

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

Financial Aid

81%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$21,726.00

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $11,442
Room & board $17,350
Additional fees $2,411
Books & supplies $1,450
Total $32,653
Average Financial Aid - $21,726
Total with Avg. Aid $10,927
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
June 15

State aid form
June 15

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 951 827-3878
F: 951 827-5619
finaid@ucr.edu

Financial Aid Officer

José Aguilar
Director of Financial Aid
finaid@ucr.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

soccer

Intramural/Recreational Sports

aikido, archery, badminton, baseball, basketball, boxing, cycling, dragon boat racing, fencing, hockey, karate, kendo, martial arts, rugby, running, skateboarding, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, surfing, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, wrestling

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Athletic Directors

Tamica Smith Jones (men's)
Director Of Intercollegiate Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big West Conference
Mascot
Highlanders
School colors
blue and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting/Auditing/Assurance
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 Studies
Biochemistry
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Bioengineering
Biology
Biomedical Sciences
Business Administration
Business Economics
Cell/Molecular/Developmental Biology
Cell/Molecular/Developmental Biology
Chemical Engineering
Chemical/Environmental Engineering
Chemistry
Chicano Studies
Classics
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Science/Business Applications
Creative Writing
Creative Writing/Writing for Performing Arts
Critical Dance Studies
Dance
Earth Sciences
Economics
Economics/Administrative Studies
Economics/Law/Society
Education
Education/Society/Human Development
Electrical Engineering
Engineering
English
Entomology
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Toxicology
Ethnic Studies
Evolution/Ecology/Organismal Biology
Evolutionary Biology
Experimental Choreography
Finance
Gender/Sexuality Studies
Genetics/Genomics/Bioinformatics
Geological Sciences
Geology
Geophysics
Global Studies
History
History/Administrative Studies
History/Law/Society
Humanities/Arts/Social Sciences
Humanities/Social Sciences
Languages/Literatures/Chinese
Languages/Literatures/Classical Studies
Languages/Literatures/Comparative Ancient Civilization
Languages/Literatures/Comparative Literature
Languages/Literatures/French
Languages/Literatures/Germanic Studies
Languages/Literatures/Japanese
Languages/Literatures/Languages
Languages/Literatures/Russian Studies
Latin American Studies
Liberal Studies
Management
Material Science Engineering
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematics
Mathematics for Secondary School Teachers
Mechanical Engineering
Media/Cultural Studies
Microbiology
Middle East/Islamic Studies
Music
Music/Culture
Native American Studies
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Philosophy/Law/Society
Physics
Plant Biology
Plant Pathology
Political Science
Political Science/Administrative Studies
Political Science/International Affairs
Political Science/Public Service
Psychology
Psychology/Law/Society
Public Policy
Religious Studies
Sociology
Sociology/Administrative Studies
Sociology/Law/Society
Southeast Asian Studies
Spanish
Statistics
Sustainability Studies
Theatre/Film/Digital Production
Visual Arts
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Psychology
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

25,548

total students

99%

in-state

1%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

86%

22,055
students

Female
54%
11,913

Male
46%
10,142

14%

3,493
students

Female
45%
1,587

Male
55%
1,906

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

21,652
students

Female
55%
11,733

Male
45%
9,919

2%

403
students

Female
45%
180

Male
55%
223

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
34%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
42%
Hispanic/Latino
11%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

68%

Transfer applicants accepted

22%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: November 30

Winter: July 31

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

36

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

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

  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 91
Countries most often represented China
India
Mexico
Philippines
South Korea
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

Emily Engelschall
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
951-827-3411
internationalinfo@ucr.edu

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