University of California Riverside

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School Overview

The University of California Riverside (UC Riverside or UCR) is a public research university located in a suburban district of Riverside, California. UC Riverside is also one of ten campuses that make up the University of California system. The university is regarded by many as one of the most diverse universities in the nation, in terms of the ethnicity and economics of its students. UC Riverside was first established at the UC Citruc Experiment Station in 1907. During that time the school was responsible for pioneering growth regulators that extended the citrus growing season in California from 4 to 9 months and performing extensive research in biological pest control. One hundred years later, the university is still home to rare research collections on citrus entomology and diversity not found anywhere else in the world.

General Information

Admission Office

Admissions Office

1120 Hinderaker Hall

Riverside, CA 92521

(951) 827-3411

Fax: (951) 827-6344



Contact: Merlyn Campos

Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Main Address

900 University Avenue

Riverside, CA 92521

(951) 827-1012

www.ucr.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 15,708

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 4,423

Degree-seeking undergrads: 15,708

Graduate enrollment: 2,317

Setting

Suburban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $60

Online application fee: $60
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 79%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 84%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $7,355 $7,845 $9,152 $11,029 +20.51%
Books and Supplies $1,692 $1,700 $1,777 $1,788 +0.62%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $10,900 $10,850 $10,974 $11,699 +6.61%
Other $3,693 $3,675 $3,764 $3,864 +2.66%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $8,814 $9,100 $9,460 $9,668 +2.20%
Other $4,687 $4,675 $4,812 $4,883 +1.48%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $23,640 $24,070 $25,667 $28,380 +10.57%
In-state Off Campus $22,548 $23,320 $25,201 $27,368 +8.60%
In-state with Family $9,047 $9,545 $10,929 $12,817 +17.28%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $9,342
In-state Student Fees $1,498
Out-of-state Tuition $24,444
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $1,498

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 3,425 78%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,898 66% $36,465,898 $12,583
• Federal grants 1,866 42% $8,840,759 $4,738
• Pell grants 1,853 42% $6,758,877 $3,648
• Other federal grants 1,597 36% $2,081,882 $1,304
State and local government grant or scholarships 1,841 42% $8,313,559 $4,516
Institutional scholarships or grants 2,588 59% $19,311,580 $7,462
Student loan financial aid 2,292 52% $10,185,423 $4,444
• Federal student loans 2,266 51% $8,947,244 $3,948
• Other student loans 110 2% $1,238,179 $11,256

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 3306 430 191 83
Agriculture, General 4 1
Soil Science and Agronomy, General 4 1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 52 3
African-american/black Studies 3
American Indian/native American Studies 2
Asian Studies/civilization 3
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 10
German Studies 3
Hispanic-american, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-american/chicano Studies 5
Latin American Studies 5
Southeast Asian Studies 3
Women’s Studies 21
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 504 45 39
Biochemistry 83
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 34 3
Bioinformatics 2 3
Biology/biological Sciences, General 358 3
Biomedical Sciences, General 1
Botany/plant Biology 10 4 2
Cell/cellular and Molecular Biology 9
Ecology 2 3
Entomology 6 2 3
Environmental Toxicology 7
Microbiology, General 2
Neuroscience 47 1
Plant Pathology/phytopathology 1 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 621 70
Business Administration and Management, General 536 70
Business/managerial Economics 85
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 45 16 17
Computer Science 37 16 17
Information Science/studies 8
Education 73 18 83
Education, General 73 18 83
Engineering 160 47 25
Agricultural Engineering 3
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 23
Chemical Engineering 28 8 12
Computer Engineering, General 19
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 26 29 8
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering 8
Materials Engineering 1
Mechanical Engineering 55 7 5
English Language and Literature/letters 180 44 14
Creative Writing 58 34
English Language and Literature, General 122 10 14
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 99 9 5
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 5 1
Comparative Literature 2 4 1
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 16
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 14
French Language and Literature 5
Linguistics 15
Spanish Language and Literature 42 5 3
History 148 10 6
History, General 128 10 6
History, Other 20
Human Services, General 11
Public Administration 3
Public Policy Analysis, General 8
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 70
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 70
Mathematics and Statistics 56 26 5
Mathematics, General 50 17 5
Statistics, General 6 9
Statistics, Other
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 143 2
International/global Studies 9
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 134 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 48 2 2
Environmental Science 48 2 2
Physical Sciences 33 29 24
Chemistry, General 20 13 9
Geology/earth Science, General 2 10 6
Physics, General 11 6 9
Psychology 332 13 10
Psychology, General 310 13 10
Psychology, Other 22
Social Sciences 642 17 22
Anthropology 45 4 3
Anthropology, Other 4
Economics, General 30 3 7
Economics, Other 91
International Relations and Affairs 51
Political Science and Government, General 134 8 5
Political Science and Government, Other 69
Social Sciences, Other 38
Sociology 180 2 7
Visual and Performing Arts 162 20 3
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 23 6
Art/art Studies, General 30
Dance, General 6 3
Dance, Other 2
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General 21
Film/cinema/video Studies 59
Music, General 20 6 1
Music, Other 3
Visual and Performing Arts, General 5
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B
Asian American Studies B
Asian Studies B
Ethnic Studies – General B
German Studies B
Hispanic-American Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Native American Studies B
Russian/Slavic Area Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Studies B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music and culture B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Botany B
Entomology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Information Sciences/Systems B

Engineering

Biomedical Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Environmental Engineering B
Materials Science B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Asian literatures & cultures B
Classics B
Comparative Literature B
Foreign Language & Literature – General B
French B
Linguistics B
Spanish B

History

History – General B
History/administrative studies B
History/law and society B

Law & Legal Studies

Law & Legal Studies – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Global Studies B
Neuroscience B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Philosophy/law and society B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
GeophysicsSeismology B
Physical Sciences – General B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B
Public Policy Analysis B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Anthropology/law and society B
Economics B
Economics/administrative studies B
Economics/law and society B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Political science/administrative studies B
Political science/international affairs B
Political science/law and society B
Political science/public service B
Sociology B
Sociology/administrative studies B
Sociology/law and society B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of California-Riverside Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (951) 827-1012
Website: WWW.UCR.EDU
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/undergrad_adm/apply/apply_online.html
Address: 900 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92521
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 23,922
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 73%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 23 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 22,487 (94% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $13,827
Out-of-state Tuition: $42,819
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 87%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $20,730

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

University of California-Riverside Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of California-Riverside.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1121
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 71112
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 231
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 211
Education 111
Engineering 774
English Language and Literature/Letters 221
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 932
History 211
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 222
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Natural Resources and Conservation 111
Philosophy and Religious Studies 322
Physical Sciences 444
Psychology 322
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 21
Social Sciences 944
Visual and Performing Arts 852
Grand total 795242

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of California-Riverside and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $13,827
Out-of-state $42,819
Books and supplies $1,404

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $13,584
Out-of-state $28,686

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 3,990 87%
Grant or scholarship aid 3,797 83% $20,730
Student loan aid 2,324 51% $5,370

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 16,532 82% $18,277
Federal student loans 9,534 47% $5,590

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of California-Riverside. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of California-Riverside students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 49,079 21,375 27,704
Percent admitted 100% 49% 52%
Percent admitted who enrolled 9% 9% 9%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of California-Riverside Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 23,922
Undergraduate enrollment 20,581
Graduate enrollment 3,341

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of California-Riverside Accreditation

This institution is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
    • School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
    • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree

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