University of California Riverside Comparison

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UC Riverside
Location Riverside, CA
Setting Large City
Enrollment 26,809
Type Public 4 Year
National Ranking #272
Religious Affiliation -
Status Non-profit
Team Colors          


UC Riverside
Tuition (In State) $11,564
Tuition (Out of State) $41,636
Room & Board $17,333
Avg Net Price $14,487
Avg Grant Aid $22,042
% Receiving Grant Aid 75%


UC Riverside
Admission Chances Calculate
Applied 54,683
Admitted 37,563
Acceptance Rate 68.7%
Enrolled % 14.8%
Avg High School GPA 3.84
Typical High School Grades A-
Admissions Standards Difficult
Applicant Competition Low
ACT Range 22/31
SAT Range 1080/1280
Submit Test Scores Not considered for admission, even if submitted (Test Blind)
Application Deadline Nov 30, 2023


UC Riverside
Student to Faculty Ratio 24:1
Popular Majors
  • Social Sciences (19%)
  • Business (18%)
  • Biology (14%)
  • Psychology (11%)
  • General Studies (6%)


UC Riverside
Graduation Rate 67%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $52,200
Making Student Loan Payments 65%
Median Student Loan Debt $19,109
Median Loan Payment $197


UC Riverside
% Men 49%
% Women 51%
Racial Diversity Very High
% White 13%
% Black 4%
% Hispanic 36%
% Native American 0%
% Pacific Islander 0%
% Two or More Races 4%
% International 4%
% Unknown Race 1%


UC Riverside
% In-State 94%
% Out-of-State 2%


UC Riverside
Campus Housing Yes
Freshman Dorm Required No
Meal Plan Yes
Weekend/Evening Classes No
Daycare Facility Yes
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education IPEDS and College Scorecard