University of California, Riverside

Riverside, CA

Website: www.ucr.edu/

Public
Co-ed
20,069
Undergraduate
Students
(54.3%) 10,906 Women
(45.7%) 9,163 Men
3,209
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
57% of 43,682 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
November 30

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.74
SAT Math
598 average
540-660 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
581 average
550-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24 average
23-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $36,683
Out-of-state: $65,675
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $15,633
Out-of-state: $44,625
Room and Board
$17,475
Average Percent of Need Met
91%
Average Freshman Award
$26,448
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$21,104
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
976
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
31% 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
34.8% Asian
3.6% Black/African-American
42.5% Hispanic/Latino
5.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
11.8% White
1.2% Unknown
International Students
2.9% from 95 countries
First-Year Students Returning
88.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
53.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
33%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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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 Not Reported
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
March 31
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 X
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
57% of 43,682 applicants were admitted
Women
59% of 24,477 applicants were admitted
Men
55% of 19,205 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
5,471 (22%) of 25,001 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,103 (22%) of 14,349 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,368 (22%) of 10,652 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
5,499
Students Accepting Wait List Position
3,108
Students Admitted From Wait List
321

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.74
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
598 average
540-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
14%
Score of 600 - 700
35%
Score of 500 - 600
43%
Score of 400 - 500
8%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
581 average
550-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
7%
Score of 600 - 700
41%
Score of 500 - 600
44%
Score of 400 - 500
7%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
24 average
23-29 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
19%
Score of 24 - 29
48%
Score of 18 - 23
32%
Score of 12 - 17
2%
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: $36,683
Out-of-state: $65,675
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $15,633
Out-of-state: $44,625
Room and Board
$17,475
Books and Supplies
$1,400
Other Expenses
$2,175
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
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 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
4,094 (89.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
3,591 (87.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,580 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
784 (21.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
91%
Average Award
$26,448
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,513 (98.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,892
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,895 (80.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,987
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 70 (2.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
233 (5.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,123

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
16,943 (86.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
15,572 (91.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
15,538 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3,922 (25.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
89%
Average Award
$23,578
Need-Based Gift
Received by 15,193 (97.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $18,125
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 10,598 (68.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,537
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 268 (1.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
822 (4.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,154

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
66%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$21,104
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
5.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

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
Art/Fine Arts, 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, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,621
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Statistics, General
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences
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
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
976
Part-Time Faculty
188
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
82%
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 Science, Master of Education, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Archives/Archival Administration
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Artificial Intelligence/Robotics
  • Asian Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Botany
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Dance
  • Developmental Biology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • Geology
  • Higher Education
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History
  • International Health
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Nanotechnology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Public Policy
  • Reading Education
  • Religion
  • School Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Toxicology
  • Water Resources
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Archives/Archival Administration
  • Art History
  • Artificial Intelligence/Robotics
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Botany
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Classics
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Cultural Studies
  • Developmental Biology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • Genetics
  • Genomic Sciences
  • Geology
  • Higher Education
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History
  • International Health
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Policy
  • Reading Education
  • Religion
  • School Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Toxicology
  • Water Resources

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
31% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
69%
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
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x   x  
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf    
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis 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    
Tennis x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, racquetball, soccer, softball, tennis, 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
20,069
Women
10,906 (54.3%)
Men
9,163 (45.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
19,716
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
34.8% Asian
3.6% Black/African-American
42.5% Hispanic/Latino
5.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
11.8% White
1.2% Unknown
International Students.
2.9% from 95 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
3,209

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
88.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
53.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
72.5%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
75.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
33%
Average Starting Salary
33%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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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