University of California, Riverside

Riverside, CA

University of California, Riverside

Riverside, CA

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Undergrad International Transfer

Tuition & Fees

$15,626

$45,380

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
47%
500-599
38%
400-499
5%
300-399
0
700-800
22%
600-699
35%
500-599
37%
400-499
5%
300-399
0
30-36
30%
24-29
44%
18-23
23%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

22

students

1

faculty

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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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Location

School Facts

The University of California, Riverside (UCR), founded as an agricultural research center in 1907, is a public, comprehensive university. Undergraduate programs are offered through the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE); College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS); College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS); Graduate School of Education (GSOE); School of Business; and School of Public Policy (SPP). UCR's 1,200-acre campus is located 60 miles east of Los Angeles.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 25,548
Established in 1954
Coeducational Coeducational

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.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Los Angeles
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Ontario International

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
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • American Red Cross at University of California, Riverside
  • Project Sunshine
  • Vietnamese Student Association
  • Healthy Hearts
  • American Sign Language Club

Top Events

  • Block Party Fall Concert
  • Spring Splash Concert
  • Homecoming
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
47%
500-599
38%
400-499
5%
300-399
0
700-800
22%
600-699
35%
500-599
37%
400-499
5%
300-399
0
30-36
30%
24-29
44%
18-23
23%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $70
Application deadline November 30
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.83

Selective

56%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
academic GPA

Important

rigor of secondary school record

Considered

first generation
state residency
talent/ability
standardized test scores

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 91
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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Deferred payment plan yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

soccer

Intramural Sports Men

Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cross-country running, Fencing, Racquetball, Rugby, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Wrestling

Intramural Sports Women

Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross-country running, Fencing, Racquetball, Rugby, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Wrestling

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
African-American/Black Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies
Anthropology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
Asian-American Studies
Biochemistry
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Dance, General
Economics, General
Economics, Other
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
English Language and Literature, General
Entomology
Environmental Science
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
German Studies
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
History, Other
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Japanese Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Materials Engineering
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Microbiology, General
Music, General
Music, Other
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Political Science and Government, Other
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other
Russian Language and Literature
Social Sciences, Other
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Statistics, General
Sustainability Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

25,548

total students

99.5%

in-state

0.5%

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 Facts

Freshman retention rate 90%
Student 4 year graduation rate 56%
Student 5 year graduation rate 17%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
33%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
41%
Hispanic/Latino
11%
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

1,947

Transfer students enrolled

8%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment no
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: November 30

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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