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University of California: Riverside

Riverside, CA

At A Glance

Main Address

900 University Ave

Riverside, CA 92521-9800

http://www.ucr.edu/

Admission Office

Undergraduate Admissions

3106 Student Services Building

Riverside, CA 92521

(951) 827-3411

Fax : (951) 827-6344

admissions@ucr.edu

Contact : Emily Engelschall

Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Type of School

Large

Public

university

4-year school

Coed

Hispanic-Serving Institution

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Member

College Board Code: 4839

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : November 30

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 76.0%

Total undergraduates : 22,055

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 4,778

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 85.0%

Average financial aid package : $24,592.00

In-State Tuition : $14,024.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $43,778.00

School Calendar

Quarter

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Large City (250-500k)

Suburban

Commuter campus

Deadlines

Admission

Application rolling begin : Mar 31

Regular application due: Nov 30

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1 (or within 3 week(s) if notified after May 1st)

Housing deposit due : May 10

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Dec 1

SAT subject score report due : Dec 1

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : Jun 1

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 2

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : May 1

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : Nov 30

College will notify student of transfer decision by : Mar 1

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : Jun 1

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : Jun 1

International Students

Fall application due : Nov 30

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Quarter

Student-faculty ratio : 22 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 76.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 90.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Hispanic-Serving Institution

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Social Sciences : 19.0%
Business/Marketing : 16.0%
Biology : 15.0%
Psychology : 10.0%
Engineering : 8.0%
Visual and Performing Arts : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African-American/Black Studies B
American Indian/Native American Studies B
Asian Studies/Civilization B
Asian-American Studies B
German Studies B
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Near and Middle Eastern Studies B
Southeast Asian Studies M

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology D M
Bioinformatics D
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B
Biomedical Sciences, General D
Botany/Plant Biology B D M
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology B D M
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology D M
Entomology B D M
Environmental Toxicology D M
Microbiology, General B D M
Neuroscience B D
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology D M

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting M
Business Administration and Management, General B D M
Business/Managerial Economics B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B D M

Education
Education, General D M

Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering B D M
Chemical Engineering B D M
Computer Engineering, General B M
Electrical and Electronics Engineering B D M
Engineering, General M
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering B M
Materials Engineering B D M
Mechanical Engineering B D M

English Language, Literature & Letters
Creative Writing B M
English Language and Literature, General B D

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature B
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General B D
Comparative Literature B D
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General B
French Language and Literature B
Japanese Language and Literature B
Linguistics B
Russian Language and Literature B
Spanish Language and Literature B D M

History
History, General B D

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B D M
Statistics, General B D M

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Globalization Studies B
Sustainability Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B D M

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B D
Religion/Religious Studies B D

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B D M
Geology/Earth Science, General B D M
Geophysics and Seismology B
Physical Sciences, General B
Physics, General B D M

Public Administration & Social Services
Public Administration B
Public Policy Analysis B M

Social Sciences
Anthropology B D
Economics, General B D
International Relations and Affairs B
Political Science and Government, General B D M
Sociology B D

Visual & Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation B D M
Art/Art Studies, General B
Cinematography and Film/Video Production B
Dance, General B
Music, General B D
Visual and Performing Arts, General M

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Accelerated Program

Double Major

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Teacher Certification

Cross-Registration

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Washington Semester

Semester At Sea

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Student web hosting available

Computer repair service available on campus

Wireless network available

Where Graduates Go

Within one year of receiving their bachelor’s degree:

Law : 1.0%

Business : 1.0%

Medical : 1.0%

Other : 18.0%

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Large

Unique Facilities : botanical gardens, air pollution research center, photography museum, 8 nature preserves, citrus research center and agricultural experiment station, institute of geophysics and planetary physics, water resources center, salinity lab

Geographic Location : 60 miles from Los Angeles.

Large City

Suburban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 22,055

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 4,778

Degree-seeking undergrads : 22,020

Graduate enrollment : 3,493

Student General Information

All students average age : 20

Full time students average age : 20

Part Time students : 2.0%

Percentage of males : 46.0%

Percentage of females : 54.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 6.0%

Black African American : 3.0%

Asian : 34.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 42.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 1.0%

White : 11.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 4.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : Zero tolerance policy for hazing. New organizations must have 5 students to register. All organizations must then have 10 members to re-register every year. They must have a constitution on-file that they follow.

4.0% Men who Join Fraternities

6.0% Women who Join Sororities

Student Newspaper : The Highlander

Student Newspaper URL : www.highlandernews.org/

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 70.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 28.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Married Students

Apartments For Single Students

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Special Housing For International Students

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $270.00

Housing deposit due : May 10

Housing deposit is partially refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Highlanders

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Club

Scholarship

NCAA Division I

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Minority students services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Veteran's counselor

Women's services

Economically disadvantaged students services

Legal services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Pre-admission summer program

Reduced course load

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

N

Opera

N

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Archery

Men's Club

Women's Club

Badminton

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Boxing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cheerleading

Women's Club

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Fencing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Racquetball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Rugby

Men's Club

Women's Club

Skiing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division I

Swimming

Men's Club

Women's Club

Table tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Ultimate Frisbee

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Water Polo

Men's Club

Women's Club

Wrestling

Men's Club

Women's Club

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $70.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 49,518

Admitted : 28,224

Enrolled : 4,778

Somewhat selective 57.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --

Offered place on waitlist : 7,776

Number accepting place : 4,015

Accepted from list : 1,375



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Application Essay

Important

Rigor of secondary school record

Considered

First generation college student

Standardized Test Scores

State Residency

Talent/Ability

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Considered if submitted: SAT Subject Tests

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

SAT Subject Tests

AP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Single Highest Test Date

Other Test Policies

Students must take tests by December of their senior year. Official test scores must be received by our office no later than 7/15. For Fall 2021, tests are optional and may be used in placement.

A note from the college

A fixed weight point system comprehensive review model that culminates in an Academic Index Score to determine admission for incoming freshmen.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 94.0%

Top Quarter : 100.0%

Top Half : 100.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 25.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 10.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 4.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 9.0%

600 - 699 : 48.0%

500 - 599 : 39.0%

400 - 499 : 4.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 22.0%

600 - 699 : 35.0%

500 - 599 : 37.0%

400 - 499 : 6.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 31.0%

24 - 29 : 45.0%

18 - 23 : 24.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 25.0%

24 - 29 : 43.0%

18 - 23 : 26.0%

12 - 17 : 6.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 34.0%

24 - 29 : 36.0%

18 - 23 : 25.0%

12 - 17 : 5.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : No

From the college: Credit granted for Advanced Placement Exams for which the student scores 3 or higher.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

Visual/Performing Arts

1

0

History

2

0

English

4

0

Math

3

4

Science

2

3

Science Lab

2

3

Foreign Language

2

3

Academic Electives

1

0

Computer Science

0

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 94.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 34.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

550 - 690

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

560 - 650

ACT Composite

24 - 30


AP & Admission Policy

From the college: GPA earned in certain subjects are important for admission; extra GPA credit is given for up to 4 year long AP courses taken in grades 10, 11, and 12.

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

8

--

All

3-D Art and Design

3

8

--

All

Art History

3

4

--

Other

Biology

3

4

--

Other

Calculus AB

3

4*

MATH 009A or MATH 007A

All

Calculus BC

3

8*

MATH 009A or MATH 007A and MATH 009B or MATH 007B

All

4

8*

MATH 009A or MATH 007A, MATH 009B or MATH 007B, and MATH 009C

All

Calculus BC: AB Subscore

3

4

MATH 009A or MATH 007A

All

Chemistry

3

8

CHEM 110W

Other

Chinese Language and Culture

3

8

--

Other

Comparative Government and Politics

3

4

POSC 015

All

Computer Science A

3

--

--

All

4

8*

CS 010

Engineering

Computer Science Principles

3

8

--

All

Drawing

3

8

--

All

English Language and Composition

3

8

ENGL 001A

All

4

8

ENGL 001A & 001B

All

English Literature and Composition

3

8

ENGL 001A

All

4

8

ENGL 001A & 001B

All

Environmental Science

3

4

ENSC 001

All

4

4

ENSC 002

All

European History

3

8

--

Other

French Language and Culture

3

8

--

Other

German Language and Culture

3

--

--

Other

Human Geography

3

4

--

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

--

--

Other

Japanese Language and Culture

3

8

--

Other

Latin

3

8

--

Other

Macroeconomics

3

4

ECON 002

All

Microeconomics

3

4

ECON 003

All

Music Theory

3

8

--

All

Physics 1

3

8

--

All

Physics 2

3

8

--

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

4

--

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

4

--

All

4

4

PHYS 002A

All

Psychology

3

4

--

All

4

4

PSYC 002

All

Spanish Language and Culture

5

8

--

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

8

--

All

Statistics

3

--

STAT 040

All

4

4

STAT 048

All

4

4

STAT 040

Engineering

United States Government and Politics

3

4

POSC 010

All

United States History

3

8

HIST 017A & 017B

All

World History: Modern

3

8

--

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 78.0%

% of loans / jobs : 22.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 99.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 85.0%

% Judged to have need : 90.0%

% that were offered aid : 89.0%

% that had need fully met : 15.0%

% of need met : 85.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $24,592.00

Avg non need-based aid : $8,226.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $20,381.00

Avg need-based loan : $4,939.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $20,779.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 2

Regular Financial Aid Deadline : Jun 1

Respond By Date : May 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Jose Aguilar

Financial aid office phone : (951) 827-3878

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Athletics

Leadership

Music/Drama

ROTC

State/District Residency

Tuition payment plans

Installment payment

ROTC Programs

ROTC, Air Force : Offered at a cooperating institution

ROTC, Army : Offered at a cooperating institution

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$14,024.00

$14,024.00

$14,024.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$43,778.00

$43,778.00

$43,778.00

Room and board:

$16,261.00

$11,495.00

--

Books and supplies:

$1,520.00

$1,520.00

$1,520.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,644.00

$1,716.00

$1,763.00

Transportation expenses:

$798.00

$1,431.00

$1,954.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$34,247.00

$30,186.00

$19,261.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$64,001.00

$59,940.00

$49,015.00

Important cost information from the school: The 2020-21 estimated Undergraduate Health Insurance Premium is $1822.47, but can be waived by students covered through private insurance.

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Golf

Available

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Tennis

Available

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 60

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2.4

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 0.67

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 70

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 36

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 12,547

Transfers admitted percentage: 68.0%

Transfers admitted: 8,635

Transfers enrolled percentage: 15.0%

Transfers enrolled: 1,947

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Winter

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Re-entry advisor

Special Requirements

60 transferable semester units, 2 English composition, one math, and four sources chosen from two of the following areas: arts & humanities, social & behavioral sciences, physical & biological sciences

For International Students

Admission for International Students

International Application Due for Fall 2021: Nov 30

Application fee: $80.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $43,778.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $16,261.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $11,495.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: --

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $4,185,822.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 287

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 80

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students