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UC Riverside Admission Chances


Acceptance Rate

55.6%
Admission Difficulty for University of California Riverside
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionAverage

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.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1090-1310
Applicants Submitting SAT
92%
SAT Scores for University of California Riverside
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1090
SAT Scores for University of California Riverside
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1310
SAT Scores you need to get in

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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of California Riverside admission chances by SAT score
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 Requirements

ACT Range
23-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
48%
ACT Scores for University of California Riverside
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for University of California Riverside
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 28
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of California Riverside admission chances by ACT score
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%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.6
Typical High School Grades
B+

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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of California Riverside students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 31% Good
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

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Admission Statistics

University of California Riverside admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 21,021 17,490 38,511
Accepted 12,094 9,318 21,412
Acceptance Rate 58% 53% 56%
Enrolled 2,179 1,865 4,044
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 20% 19%

Fall 2018 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Nov 30, 2017
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2018 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 30, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of California Riverside and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of California Riverside Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of California Riverside
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.