University of California-Riverside

Riverside, CA, USA
3.82 Average Rating

The University of California-Riverside is a public institution on 1,200 acres of land in Southern California’s Inland Empire. A part of the UC system, UCR is home to colleges of Humanities, Engineering, and Natural Sciences conferring undergraduate degrees in more than 80 academic majors. A diverse commuter school and a member of the University Innovation Alliance, Riverside features the highest percentage of African Americans and the second highest percentage of Latino students of all UC schools. As a research institution, UCR is home to a number of centers and facilities, including the Brain Game Center and Center for Advanced Neuroimaging, and is currently developing two multidisciplinary research centers, as well. The Riverside campus also includes one thousand varieties of citrus trees and the university utilizes them to research plant sciences and biology.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
51%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision November 30, 2020 May 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
82%
Out-Of-State Students
18%
42%
Submitting ACT
92%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 26
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1220
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
23,278
Total Number of Undergrads
20,069
Academic Calendar

Quarter

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
22%
20-39 Students
44%
40-99 Students
18%
100+ Students
14%
0
100
62%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
74%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
21:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$12,890
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$15,601
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$45,355
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$17,350
Books and Supplies
$1450

Aid & Grants

0
100
86%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
90%
Average Aid Per Year
$22,088
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
90%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,400
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$10,290

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
76%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,281
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$21,126
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$176
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
42%
58%
Student Organizations
516
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
30%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Highlanders
School Colors
Blue/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Orange
San Diego
New York
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
73%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$49,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.82 Average Rating
University of California Riverside is a school that expects the best from all of its students despite the different backgrounds one may come from. Therefore, the University of California Riverside offers assistance at a tutoring center called the ARC, a Health Professions Advising Center and many people that are more than willing to counsel students. With the diverse campus, students are exposed to different types of people who will certainly show them many perspectives in life and help them grow in all sorts of ways.
Student at UC Riverside