University of California – Riverside: Ranking & Review

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Riverside Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 88 156
Top 1%

University of California - Riverside Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate57%55%59%
Applicants43,68219,20524,477
Admissions25,00110,65214,349
Enrolled undergraduates4,5982,0112,587
Enrolled total (including graduate students)23,27911,07612,203

715 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

169 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $70. Application fee for graduates - $80.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores4,168
Percent of students submitting SAT scores91%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
595
Math
600

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores2,335
Percent of students submitting ACT scores51%
ACT Composite
26
ACT English
25
ACT Math
25

University of California - Riverside Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $34,663 $62,677
Off-campus $30,033 $58,047
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $15,542 and other expenses per full academic year.

University of California - Riverside provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 6,597 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $11,502 $39,516
Fees for full-time undergraduates $2,415 $2,415
Tuition for Full-time graduates $11,502 $26,604
Fees for full-time graduates $2,173 $2,173

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Social Sciences 964 20 20 1,004
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 802 134 2 938
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 616 18 48 682
Engineering 408 111 55 574
Psychology 417 13 11 441
Visual and Performing Arts 274 11 6 291
English Language and Literature & Letters 184 59 13 256
Education 194 15 209
Mathematics and Statistics 120 18 15 153
Physical Sciences 73 24 45 142
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 84 37 19 140
History 96 6 5 107
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 89 3 4 96
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 68 25 93
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 92 92
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 53 3 2 58
Philosophy and Religious Studies 49 3 5 57
Natural Resources and Conservation 47 1 3 51
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 44 44
Health Professions and Related Programs 40 40
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences
Grand Total4,4806803085,468

A total of 4,480 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at University of California - Riverside.

At the master's and doctor's level 988 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate75%72%77%
  • Full-time retention rate - 89%
  • Part-time retention rate - 62%

General info

Alternative namesUC Riverside
Founded1954
MottoFiat Lux
Let there be light
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorssky blue, gold
Academic CalendarQuarter
Total FTE staff4,044
Instructional FTE1,023
Research FTE352
Public Service FTE24
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.ucr.edu
Address900 University Ave
Riverside, California, 92521
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population250,000 - 500,000
Phone9518271012
Fax+1 (951) 827 4532

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