California, University of, RiversideLogo California, University of, RiversideLogo

Tuition & Fees

$15,642

$43,656

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

undergraduateRatios

46%

54%

male

female

1
22

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 28,280
Declined + 14,349
Total Received 42,629
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Public

19,799

undergraduate students

3,122

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
16%
500-599
42%
400-499
35%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
700-800
6%
600-699
24%
500-599
39%
400-499
28%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
16%
500-599
43%
400-499
35%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
30-36
12%
24-29
35%
18-23
42%
12-17
11%
30-36
12%
24-29
44%
18-23
34%
12-17
10%
30-36
11%
24-29
43%
18-23
43%
12-17
3%
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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 22,921
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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Riverside, CA

1,200-acre, suburban campus in Riverside (population: 324,722), 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
34%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
69%
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

 
19 fraternities 5% of male students
 
19 sororities 9% 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
2%
600-699
16%
500-599
42%
400-499
35%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
700-800
6%
600-699
24%
500-599
39%
400-499
28%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
16%
500-599
43%
400-499
35%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
30-36
12%
24-29
35%
18-23
42%
12-17
11%
30-36
12%
24-29
44%
18-23
34%
12-17
10%
30-36
11%
24-29
43%
18-23
43%
12-17
3%

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 Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 28,280
Declined + 14,349
Total Received 42,629

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 $53,882,985
State $124,422,475
Institutional $93,409,685
Other external $1,516,336
Total $273,231,481

Non-need-based

Federal $594,809
State $0
Institutional $4,253,213
Other external $422,449
Total $5,270,471

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

86%

19,799
students

Female
54%
10,635

Male
46%
9,164

Graduate

14%

3,122
students

Female
45%
1,408

Male
55%
1,714

undergraduateFull-time

98%

19,544
students

Female
54%
10,532

Male
46%
9,012

undergraduatePart-time

2%

255
students

Female
41%
103

Male
59%
152

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
34%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
41%
Hispanic/Latino
12%
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

58%

Transfer applicants accepted

19%

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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