Can I get into UC Riverside? The school has a 56% acceptance rate. Last year, 21,412 out of 38,511 applicants were admitted making UC Riverside a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. University of California Riverside typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||560|
|SAT Math 25th||520|
|SAT Composite 25th||1090|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||670|
|SAT Math 75th||630|
|SAT Composite 75th||1310|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of California Riverside?
Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 92 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1310 and Above||Good||>68%|
|1200 to 1310||Avg +||56%-68%|
|1090 to 1200||Avg -||43%-56%|
|980 to 1090||Reach||31%-43%|
|Less than 980||Low||<31%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||23|
|ACT Composite 25th||23|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||29|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||28|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UC Riverside?
Admission data indicates that UC Riverside regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. 48 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of California Riverside.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|28 and Above||Good||>71%|
|25 to 28||Avg +||56%-71%|
|23 to 25||Avg -||45%-56%|
|21 to 23||Reach||35%-45%|
|Less than 21||Low||<35%|
You will need very good grades in high school to get into University of California Riverside. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of California Riverside was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as UC Riverside accepts 56% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||33%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||24%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||11%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||1%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||0%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||0%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||0%||Low|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||18%||20%||19%|
The application deadline for Fall 2018 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 30, 2017.
What are the requirements for admission to University of California Riverside and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110671 IPEDS survey data for University of California Riverside.