University of California, Riverside

Riverside, CA

Website: www.ucr.edu/

Public
Co-ed
20,581
Undergraduate
Students
(54.6%) 11,244 Women
(45.4%) 9,337 Men
3,341
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
51% of 49,082 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
November 30

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.80
SAT Math
550-680 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
581 average
560-650 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $36,676
Out-of-state: $66,430
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $15,626
Out-of-state: $45,380
Room and Board
$17,350
Average Percent of Need Met
86%
Average Freshman Award
$25,590
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$21,126
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
878
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 17% of classes
20-29 students: 35% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 15% of classes
Over 100 students: 13% of classes
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Campus Life

Riverside Population
313,673
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
30% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
bear
Sororities
9.7% of women participate
Fraternities
6% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
35.0% Asian
3.5% Black/African-American
43.0% Hispanic/Latino
5.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
11.4% White
1.2% Unknown
International Students
3.4% from 95 countries
First-Year Students Returning
89.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
54.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
25%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
14.6%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Foreign Language 2 3
Social Studies    
History 2  
Academic Electives 1  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required December 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Essay component required
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
900 University Avenue
City, State, Zip
Riverside, CA 92521-0102
Phone
(951) 827-3411
Fax
(951) 827-6344
E-mail
admissions@ucr.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
November 30
Application Fee
$70
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins March 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
51% of 49,082 applicants were admitted
Women
53% of 27,766 applicants were admitted
Men
50% of 21,316 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
5,471 (22%) of 25,259 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,958 (20%) of 14,620 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,281 (21%) of 10,639 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
11,058
Students Accepting Wait List Position
6,695
Students Admitted From Wait List
1,143

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.80
3.75 and Above
37%
3.50 - 3.74
33%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99
 
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
550-680 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
18%
Score of 600 - 700
36%
Score of 500 - 600
40%
Score of 400 - 500
5%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
581 average
560-650 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
7%
Score of 600 - 700
48%
Score of 500 - 600
41%
Score of 400 - 500
5%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
24 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
23%
Score of 24 - 29
51%
Score of 18 - 23
25%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 94%
Top quarter: 100%
Top half: 100%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $36,676
Out-of-state: $66,430
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $15,626
Out-of-state: $45,380
Room and Board
$17,350
Books and Supplies
$1,450
Other Expenses
$2,250
Payment Plans
Deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@pop.ucr.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 2
Final deadline June 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001316
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
4,085 (89.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
3,487 (87.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,430 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
598 (21.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
86%
Average Award
$25,590
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,370 (98.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,119
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,795 (80.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,913
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 63 (2.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
147 (5.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,914

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
17,365 (86.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
15,802 (91.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
15,465 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,588 (25.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$22,268
Need-Based Gift
Received by 15,075 (97.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $18,195
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 10,606 (68.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,642
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 303 (1.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
599 (4.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,842

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
62%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$21,126
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Out-of-State Students, Religious Affiliation, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Quarter
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • 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
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • 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
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International/Global Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Studies
  • Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Statistics, General
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Business/marketing
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
878
Part-Time Faculty
295
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
73%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 17% of classes
20-29 students: 35% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 15% of classes
Over 100 students: 13% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 18% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 46% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 20% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
3,984,175
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
556
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science

Master's Programs of Study

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Art History
  • Artificial Intelligence/Robotics
  • Biochemistry
  • Botany
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Policy
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entomology
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • Higher Education
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Plant Sciences
  • School Psychology
  • Special Education
  • Statistics

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Art History
  • Artificial Intelligence/Robotics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Botany
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Policy
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entomology
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • Higher Education
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Plant Sciences
  • School Psychology
  • Special Education

Location and Setting


Riverside Population
313,673
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Campus Size
1,200 acres

Weather

Temperature
48.8 average low in January, 77.1 average high in September
Rain
42 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Riverside
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Riverside

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
30% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
bear
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, american red cross at university of california riverside, american medical student association, running club at ucr, katipunan pilipino student organization, circle k international
Sororities
9.7% of women participate
Fraternities
6% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
20,581
Women
11,244 (54.6%)
Men
9,337 (45.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
20,210
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
35.0% Asian
3.5% Black/African-American
43.0% Hispanic/Latino
5.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
11.4% White
1.2% Unknown
International Students.
3.4% from 95 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
3,341

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
89.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
54.8%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
71.6%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
75.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
25%
Average Starting Salary
25%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
14.6%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 1.3%
Engineering 1.43%
Law 1.95%
Arts and Sciences 6.76%
Medicine 3.38%
Education 9.36%
Other 1.82%

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