UC Riverside

University of California - Riverside

900 University Ave, Riverside, United States
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  • Total Documents
    1,807
  • Class Notes
    1,457
  • Textbook Notes
    109
  • Study Guides
    234
  • Currently Enrolled
    2,143
  • Previously Enrolled
    1,306

Overview of University of California - Riverside (UC Riverside)

About this school

  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:20,069
    • Men:9,163 (45.7%)
    • Women:10,906 (54.3%)

Location

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Admission Information (UC Riverside)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of California, Riverside is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
2
3
Foreign Language
2
3
Social Studies
-
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
1
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
December 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component required
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
900 University Avenue
City, State, Zip
Riverside, CA  92521-0102
Phone
(951) 827-3411
Fax
(951) 827-6344
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.74
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
598 average |540-660 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
14%
• Score 600 - 700
35%
• Score 500 - 600
43%
• Score 400 - 500
8%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
581 average |550-640 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
7%
• Score 600 - 700
41%
• Score 500 - 600
44%
• Score 400 - 500
7%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24 average |23-29 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
19%
• Score 24 - 29
48%
• Score 18 - 23
32%
• Score 12 - 17
2%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UC Riverside)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $15,642|Out-of-state: $43,656
  • Room & Board: - $17,000 (83.12958435207824%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,300 (6.356968215158925%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,150 (10.513447432762836%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of California, Riverside accepts deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 2
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001316
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with Loans
66%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$21,104
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
5.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Agriculture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Out-of-State Students, Religious Affiliation, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,621

Academics & Instruction (UC Riverside)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Quarter

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
3,984,175

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of California, Riverside provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


88.9%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


53.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


72.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


75.0%

Programs & Majors (UC Riverside)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (56)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Science, Master of Public Policy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Finance, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (64)


  • 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

Campus Life (UC Riverside)

Location & Geography

Population


313,673

Nearest Metropolitan Area


1,200 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Los Angeles

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
22 mile(s) from campus in Ontario
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 of College Housing


31% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


69%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, racquetball, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of California, Riverside offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


19,716

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
20,069
Women
10,906
Men
9,163

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

Number of Graduate Students


3,209

Student Resources (UC Riverside)