University of California-Riverside
Riverside, CA, USA


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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
  • Coed

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

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
Acceptance Rate
Students Applied
Transfer Acceptance Rate
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT Subject Tests
AP Course Credit
Dual Enrollment

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision November 30, 2020 May 1, 2021
Test Optional
Application Fee
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
Out-Of-State Students
US States Represented
Countries Represented
Submitting ACT
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 26
Average SAT Composite: 1229
SAT Percentiles

Average GPA
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
Top 25%
Top 50%
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
$30k - $48k
$48k - $75k
$75k - $110k

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 951-827-3411
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.79 Average Rating
Get involved on campus! There is much more to do than to just sit in your dorm room and be on your computer all day long. There are tons of events that go on every week, but it's up to you to find them and to attend them!
Matthew from Pasadena, CA
Please don't make the same mistake I did freshman year-STUDY instead of EXPLORE half the time! Yes, I know it's a whole new world to discover. But keep in mind that you didn't come here to fail. You don't want to struggle in a certain class that serves as a huge prerequisite for many other classes, do you? If you need help, pursue it! People want to help, and the resources made available to you prove this. Don't forget to keep your head on straight as well. College is the perfect time and place to find yourself and try new things, but not if it harms your well being or mentality.
Elizabeth from Riverside, CA
There are an incredible amount of resources at UCR and it is best if students use all of them. Not only are students paying for these resources in their tuition, but they are extremely useful. Using them often is suggested.
Jennifer from Montrose, CA
If you plan on commuting, make sure you get to school earlier in the morning. The parking lots fill up insanely quickly.
Don't be afraid to talk to professors. As cheesy as it sounds, they are there to help you learn, and I promise they don't bite. Office hours are a great way to get to know your professors, TAs, and get help on homework and project questions. This connection will help a lot when you need to do research in your major later.
Eve from Cypress, CA
Get involved in school. Go to office hours; this will help out a lot, especially when it is time to get letters of recommendation.
Estefania from Ontario, CA
My tip would be to make sure you have walking shoes, and find where all your classes are before hand!
Emily from Simi Valley, CA
To prospective students, in order to succeed in college one cannot satisfy to meet the minimum requirement, but has to seek further assistance to grow beyond. College is nothing like high school where memorizing is key, but students will be challenged to think, analyze and truly understand. Furthermore, remember that even though we are all here for an education, it is healthy to have a well balanced schedule and relax with friends.
Student at UC Riverside
My suggestions for new incoming students, is to make sure before you come here, do a lot of scholarships and also work on a FAFSA so that you don't have to pay that much for college. It is much easier to use scholarship money than to have to use your own. Work hard on your high school classes so that you won't be struggling during college. Once you are here, stay on top of your studies and classes. It's best to not get too sidetracked because there is no one holding your hand any more in college. Its hard to get back into gear once you have lost your way, but stay the course and you will do beautifully.
Adriel from Altadena, CA
However great a college is, it is not for everyone, so I recommend using the host program to get a feel of the campus and see if it is what you are looking for, and at the very least, take a tour. The campus is great and so is the school. Also apply for financial aid, even if you think you wont qualify, file for FASFA, it is how most colleges determine eligibility for financial aid. Look into the organizations offered, there are a lot, and if you are interested in honors, apply early. Lastly, research the school and see which school is the best for your interest, take into account what you want from college. If any prospective student has any questions I would love to answer them. Look for Kimberley Hutter at UC Riverside on Facebook, and just let me know that you are a prospective student.
Kimberley from Tracy, CA
For students picking out a school or want to attend UC Riverside, I suggest that you work hard and look for a school that gives you a good financial aid packet. At the same time, how like Riverside the campus is diverse and has many opportunities for students. In addition, to check out the school and the location that it is located.
Fatima from Santa Monica, CA

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