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University of California Riverside

Riverside, California

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Overview

Student Population
23,922
University of California Riverside overview
Location Riverside, California
Online ucr.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large City
University of California Riverside overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Riverside, California, University of California Riverside is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 49,079 prospective students applied, and 24,820 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 4,529 enrolled in the school.  23,302 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 620 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $11,442 plus fees of $2,385. UC Riverside is ranked 236 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

7/10
Overall
9/10
Academics
6/10
Resources
7/10
Outcomes

UC Riverside is rated within the top 33% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Very High
University of California Riverside overview
SAT 1110/1330
ACT 23/29
GPA 3.6
Applications Accepted
50.6% 
University of California Riverside overview
Applications Due Nov 30, 2020
Applicant Competition Average

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Annual Cost to Attend

California Resident Tuition
$11,442
In State Costs for University of California Riverside
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,404
Other Fees$2,385
Room and Board $16,017
Budget for Other Expenses$3,994
Total One Year Cost$35,242
Out of State Resident Tuition
$40,434
Out of State Costs for University of California Riverside
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,404
Other Fees$2,385
Room and Board $16,017
Budget for Other Expenses$3,994
Total One Year Cost$64,234

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$52,200 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
67% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of California Riverside students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 19%
Business 18%
Biology 14%
Psychology 11%
General Studies 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110671 IPEDS survey data for University of California Riverside.

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