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UC Riverside SAT Scores

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SAT scores needed to get into University of California Riverside

Average Score and SAT Requirements

Average SAT Score 1180

The average composite SAT score for admitted University of California Riverside freshman is 1180 out of 1600. UC Riverside students have the 297th highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1180 is in the 73rd percentile of all SAT test takers.

SAT Score Range 1080 to 1280

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1080 to 1280. The 75th percentile score is 1280 while the 25th percentile score is 1080.

Minimum SAT score requirement

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by UC Riverside but we estimate it to be around a 980 total composite SAT score.

Average SAT Math Score 595

The average score for UC Riverside students on the math portion of the SAT is 595 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 540 and the 75th percentile score 650.

Average SAT Reading Score 585

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 540 to 630 and the average score for University of California Riverside students is 585.

Number of Students Submitting SAT Scores

92 percent of students submit SAT scores with their application to University of California Riverside

Admission Chances by SAT Score

Below are estimated chances of being accepted at University of California Riverside based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 65.8%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.8.

Can I get into UC Riverside with a 1280 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1280 or higher is very competitive at UC Riverside and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. You have a very good chance of acceptance, around 79% or higher.

Can I get into UC Riverside with a 1180 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1180 to 1270 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. You have a good chance of acceptance, around 66% to 78%.

Can I get into UC Riverside with a 1080 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 1080 to 1170 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 51% to 65% percent chance of being admitted.

Can I get into UC Riverside with a 980 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 980 to 1070 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 49% chance of admission to UC Riverside. SAT scores below 980 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
Admission chances to University of California Riverside by SAT score
SAT Score Admission Chances
1600 97%
1590 96%
1580 96%
1570 96%
1560 96%
1550 95%
1540 95%
1530 95%
1520 95%
1510 94%
1500 94%
1490 93%
1480 93%
1470 93%
1460 92%
1450 92%
1440 91%
1430 91%
1420 90%
1410 89%
1400 89%
1390 88%
1380 88%
1370 87%
1360 86%
1350 85%
1340 84%
1330 84%
1320 83%
1310 82%
1300 81%
1290 80%
1280 79%
1270 78%
1260 76%
1250 75%
1240 74%
1230 73%
1220 72%
1210 70%
1200 69%
1190 67%
1180 66%
1170 65%
1160 63%
1150 62%
1140 60%
1130 58%
1120 57%
1110 55%
1100 54%
1090 52%
1080 51%
1070 49%
1060 47%
1050 46%
1040 44%
1030 43%
1020 41%
1010 39%
1000 38%
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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.