Students Say

Students at the University of California-Riverside are in love with many things-the "small class size" and "beautiful campus" come up often-but the educators here receive the lion's share of the praise.

Overview

Applicants
34,816
Acceptance Rate
60%
Average HS GPA
3.60

GPA Breakdown

31%
Over 3.75
33%
3.50 - 3.74
24%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24

Test Scores

SAT Reading
480 - 580
SAT Math
510 - 630
ACT Composite
20 - 26

Deadlines


Regular
November 30

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay

Overall

Students Say

Students at the University of California-Riverside are in love with many things-the "small class size" and "beautiful campus" come up often-but the educators here receive the lion's share of the praise. Professors here are "very skilled in teaching" and "have passion to teach and help their students." Teachers "don't just read from a book and teach you the stuff, they also bring the material to life and make class really enjoyable." This is because they "really know the material they are teaching and are very passionate about it," resulting in "lively discussions" and an "open and diverse campus." This is a school that is devoted to "helping students achieve their academic goals while at the same time connecting them to their community." Some students admit their "overall academic experience has had its ups and downs," saying, "Some classes were interesting and structured well, while others were not," but by and large, educators are "willing to dedicate an enormous amount of time to interact with and help students in order for us to succeed." Career-minded students will find that counselors here are "more than willing to help you with your career path," and the school also "has great connections and support, which is vital for creating a network that helps with internships and future jobs in your major." Graduates of UCR "have integrity, accountability, excellence, and respect."

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
18.9:1
Total Faculty
915
with Terminal Degree
897

602
Men
319
Minority
313
Women
44
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
59%
Graduate in 5 years
90%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Richard Schrock
2005 Nobel prize-winner in Chemistry

Steve Breen
1998 Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist

Ronald E. Neumann
Formerly Ambassador to the State of Afghanistan

Gary McCord
Professional Golfer/CBS Golf Analyst

Susan Elizabeth George
Author, New York Times bestseller list

Billy Collins
2001 and 2002 Poet Laureate of the United States

Mark Andrus
Oscar nominated screenwriter

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
81
Application Deadlines
May 1
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$18,579

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$16,920

Average Need-Based Loan
$6,441

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$21,300

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
69%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$18,394

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$11,220
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$34,098
Required Fees
$3,580
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,700

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,650
Transportation for Commuters
$1,650

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College Aid Gift
Need-Based Federal Pell Grant
Need-Based Private Sch Grant
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Sch Grant

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

The active, community-focused students of UCR are "usually part of at least one extracurricular group," the result of "a diverse student body anxious to learn about the world and what they can do to make the world a better place." Though UCR's campus can't be called cozy, it is small enough that "everyone knows everyone through at least one connection." The typical student is "friendly, engaging, outgoing, and eager to learn." Those attending almost universally report that making friends here is easy "because the acceptance level at UCR [among students] is 100 percent." The school "is like a giant melt­ ing pot; every student is different but we all fit together perfectly." Getting involved in social causes is not unusual among the student body, though "a typical student is always more worried about their outfits than politics and social issues," which isn't to say many aren't driven by such causes. One stu­ dent reports, "I like to organize forums and participate in social justice rallies on and off campus." Overall, though, laid-back and inviting is the rule of the day. "Students fit in by being who they are because everyone is friendly," and they "always attend classes, go to org meetings, and campus events, and make it home in time to do four to five hours of studying."

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
18,621
Out of State

International
3%
Foreign Countries Represented
100

Demographics

37.24%
Asian
5.03%
African-American
37.02%
Hispanic
14.81%
Caucasian
1.69%
Unknown
3.25%
International

51% female
49% male
98% are full time
2% are part time

Overview

Students Say

It's not hard to make friends at UCR, "but I know it would've been easier if I tried joining a club or organization," one student comments, which comes as no surprise, since "many students are involved in campus clubs and organiza­ tions." It's easy to find activities for the student who looks, since "there is always an event going on such as athletic games, plays, and musical shows." Students here "aren't under extreme pressure," so they manage to "find the time to explore our own interests and ideas with others." School-based clubs and organizations may be the option of choice, however, since "Riverside city isn't the prettiest, and it gets ridiculously hot during the summer." That said, some students think that "downtown Riverside is beautiful," and UCR stu­ dents like going there to "go ice skating or shopping at the various malls." Outdoorsy types will be glad to know that the "weather is awesome," and "the beaches are an hour away, and so are the mountains and desert in opposite directions." Active students say, "It's always nice to travel, hike, camp, and just have fun with friends."

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
31%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
71
First-Year Students living on campus
74%

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating
88

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
International Student
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
264
Number of Honor Societies
9

Number of Social Sororities
20
Number of Religious Organizations
28

5% join a fraternity

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Highlanders)
6 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Women's Sports (Highlanders)
6 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups: asp.ucr.edu apsp.ucr.edu nasp.ucr.edu csp.ucr.edu www.deanofstudents.ucr.edu

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: CSU, San Bernardino Claremont McKenna College
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: UCLA; CSU, San Bernardino; Loyola Marymount University; USC

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
556

Average Number of PC's per Lab
46

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
90%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple, Dell, others.

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Emily Engelschall
Director, Undergraduate Admissions

Address
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
3106 Student Service Building
Riverside, CA 92521

Phone
(951) 827-3986

Email
admissions@ucr.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Basketball Games
Student Recreation Center and intramural sports
The Barn (music and comedy acts)
Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
The Highlander Union Building (HUB)
Residence Halls

Most Popular Places Off Campus
UCR/California Museum of Photography
University Village shops and theatres
Downtown Farmer's Market
California Speedway
Sun and snow in nearby desert, mountains beaches

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
9am-4pm
(951) 827-3986

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: On the hour, 9am to 4pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Other

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Ontario International Airport is 20 miles from campus. Taxis and shuttles are available to and from the airport. The Metrolink runs through Riverside to Orange and LA counties. Riverside Transit Authority bus system

Driving Instructions to Campus
UC Riverside is located off the 60/215 freeway. Exit at University Avenue and turn left. Follow the signs to the campus. Make a right turn onto West Campus Drive and into the kiosk for parking instructions. Parking is $8/day for visitor daily permit.

Local Accommodations
The Courtyard by Marriott (1510 University Ave.; (951) 276-1200) is 5 blocks from campus and charges low rates. The Comfort Inn (1590 University Ave.; (951) 683-6000) gives special rates to university visitors. About 10 minutes away is the Riverside Marriott (3400 Market St.; (951) 784-8000), a multi-story hotel with a heated pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, cafe, entertainment. Rates vary from the high end of the moderate range to expensive. The Historic Mission Inn (3649 Mission Inn Ave.; (951) 784-0300) is located approximately 5 miles from the campus.
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Key Stats

34,816
Applicants
18,621
Size
60%
Acceptance Rate
1100
SAT Scores

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