University of California-Riverside in Riverside

Riverside, CA

University of California-Riverside offers 489-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 19:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 58%. The most popular test is SAT - 92% of students submitted it in comparison to 48% of students who submitted ACT. 49.4% are women, and 50.6% are men. 7% percents of international students. University of California-Riverside is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at University of California-Riverside is 13144$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $24765 and $32639 per year. 68% of full-time University of California-Riverside students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $47,200, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The University of California-Riverside is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, University of California-Riverside students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$9,678
$30,001 - $48,000$10,518
$48,001 - $75,000$13,013
$75,001 - $110,000$19,570

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


    Neither required nor recommended:

    • Secondary school rank
    • Recommendations
    • Formal demonstration of competencies
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



    • Typical room charge for academic year: -

    • Typical board charge for academic year: -

    • Combined charge for room and board: 13800


    Percent of students with financial aid


    Types of financial aids


    15805 of University of California-Riverside undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 84 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes University of California-Riverside number 7 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in California.

    Students at University of California-Riverside awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

    Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
    $0 - $30,000
    $30,001 - $48,000
    $48,001 - $75,000
    $75,001 - $110,000

    Salary After Attending


    According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

    Students services


    Academic/career counseling service

    Employment services for students

    Living & meal

    Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

    Institution provide on-campus housing

    Institution provides board or meal plan

    Veteran Services Available

    Yellow Ribbon Program

    Credit for military training

    Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

    Recognized student veteran organization

    Disability services


    Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

    Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Alternative tuition plans

    Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

    Tuition payment plan

    Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

    Special learning opportunities

    Here are the learning opportunities available in University of California-Riverside.

    Study abroad

    Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

    Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

    Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

    Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

    Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

    Athletic associations

    • Member of National Athletic Association
    • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
    • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

    Graduation Rate


    University of California-Riverside graduation rate is above the national average.

    68% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to University of California-Riverside completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

    The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

    Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

    Applying information

    Average number of admissions to one applicant

    1 : 1

    Average number of applicants to one enrolled

    10 : 1

    Admission considerations


    • Secondary school GPA
    • Secondary school record
    • Completion of college-preparatory program
    • Admission test scores
    • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


      Neither required nor recommended:

      • Secondary school rank
      • Recommendations
      • Formal demonstration of competencies
      • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

      Acceptance Rate

      The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


      In comparison to National Average

      University of California-Riverside acceptance rate is below national average.

      In comparison to state Average

      Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 67%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 9%.


      In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

      Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 68%, so University of California-Riverside acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 10%.


      Admissions yield

      Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



      Full time


      Part time

      Retention rate

      Full-time retention rate


      Part-time retention rate


      The University of California-Riverside full-time retention rate is 91% and part-time retention rate is 75%.

      Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

      Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school has quality curriculum, positive student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

      SAT/ACT scores

      SAT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking University of California-Riverside students submitting SAT scores


      Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
      1490 - 1840

      SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      Critical Reading: 490 - 600
      Math: 490 - 610
      Writing: 510 - 630

      SAT Test Score Range


      ACT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking University of California-Riverside students submitting ACT scores


      Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
      23 - 28

      ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      English: 22 - 29
      Math: 23 - 28
      Writing: 0 - 0

      ACT Test Score Range


      SAT Score Converter

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      For the High School Class of 2016:
      Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

      For the High School Class of 2017:
      Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

      Student Body

      The student-to-faculty ratio at University of California-Riverside is 19:1, that means that for every 19 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

      Student-to-faculty ratio



      Number of international students


      Percent of international students

      Race/ethnicity breakdown


      Students enrollment in distance education


      In University of California-Riverside the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

      Distance education location breakdown


      Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at University of California-Riverside and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in California.

      Campus Safety

      The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

      The campus located by 900 University Ave address in Riverside, California.


      Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of University of California-Riverside with 0.36% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and robbery.

      Academic Programs

      Number of degree programs offered

      University of California-Riverside offers 489 programs in total: 225 are for Bachelor's degree, 150 - for Master's degree, and 114 are Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs.

      This is the highest number of programs in comparison with other 39 universities in Riverside county, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree , Master's degree and Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs offered.


      Total credit/contact hours

      Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the California state average data to help you compare.


      University of California-Riverside provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

      In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 18434 students with 829513 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 2835 with 102048 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 98 students.


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      I graduated from there a loooonnnnggg time ago. I loved it then, I love it now. I met my wife there. My daughter was born there. UCR is sacred ground for me. So many wonderful memories . . .

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      This is where I did my PhD. Had great memories. The research especially in plant biology is really good.

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      This school is absolutely beautiful. My daughter went here for 4 years. She lived in the dorms here for a year. Love that they have everything here, from food places to laundry facilities. She loved coming here.

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      This place has many things to do and visit as a visitor. Their building are beautiful😍💓. Lots of great places to eat at and for the kids lots of field trips. Love it. Really thinking of going their. 💞 People are really nice. And very close to where you live. That's the best part.

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      Location & Website

      Address: 900 University Ave


      Religious affiliation: Not applicable

      Calendar system: Quarter

      General Phone Number: +9518271012

      Institution is active in current year: 1

      Institution's internet website address: WWW.UCR.EDU

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