A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C+
University of California - Riverside is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Big West Conference
Address
900 University Ave
Riverside, CA 92521

University of California - Riverside Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
58%
SAT Scores Range
1010-1250
ACT Scores Range
22-27
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for University of California - Riverside

Cost

Net Price
$13,110/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,678/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,518/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,013/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,570/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,091/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.214 responses
33%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.217 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.215 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,445Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 130 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    58%
  • Diverse
    21%
  • On The Go
    16%
  • High
    3%
  • Energetic
    1%
  • Naive
    1%
  • Rude
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.265 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.322 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 146 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    45%
  • Interesting
    18%
  • Awesome
    16%
  • Engaging environment
    8%
  • Redemption
    4%
  • Chill
    3%
  • High
    3%

After University of California - Riverside

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
68%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.163 responses

University of California - Riverside Reviews

2,875 reviews
All Categories
I have been here for a while and I love this school, best choice. The whole campus is really friendly and supportive. The professors overall are good and care for the students, especially if you put in the effort to seek them for help. The dorms here are good and the cleaning staff are nice and friendly. The food and chef's are great too! Never really get bored of the food here since you got three choices here. Some of the things I would like to see change around here is the events that they have, they are too repetitive in my opinion but other than that all is good. Overall, the school is very good but a little underrated. I would recommend this school if you like a friendly and diversity in your school.
Review University of California - Riverside
UCR is definitely a good campus, although there is plenty of room for improvement. Although the classes, professors, clubs, and opportunities are great during the regular course, the summer classes there are a joke! Taking classes in 5 weeks is already difficult enough (to actually learn and retain information and not just get 'A's), but they choose professors that seem to not care or who fail to put in the effort to make their teaching effective.
I love my school! UC Riverside is a school that everyone seems to put on the back burner and many people do not know that it actually fosters a wonderful environment for students of all different diversities. Our school is especially known to be the top UC in terms of diversity and I believe that this environment makes UCR a unique and enjoyable experience for everyone attending the school. There are flaws in the UC system, just as there are in many other school systems, but needless to say, UCR is actively working to make our university even better than it is now. And although many students come to this school out of necessity (and not because it was necessarily their first/top choice school), this university leaves a lasting impression on anyone who attends and that is why, despite some people's doubts, would choose my school over and over again if given the choice.