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
    B-
University of California - Riverside is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big West Conference
Address
900 University Ave
Riverside, CA 92521
Website
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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
66%
Application Deadline
November 30
SAT Range
940-1190
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$12,841/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,854/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,639/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,685/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,190/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,882/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
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.228 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.226 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
19,544Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
53%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 141 responses
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  • Friendly
    59%
  • Diverse
    21%
  • On The Go
    15%
  • 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.276 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.333 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 157 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    46%
  • Interesting
    17%
  • Awesome
    15%
  • Engaging environment
    8%
  • Redemption
    4%
  • Chill
    3%
  • High
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
68%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.163 responses
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Only an average university. Bad location, horrible counselors and staffs. This University has nothing much to offer! And to make things worst, there isn’t a football team. I cannot believe I chose this university over NAU in Flagstaff. I highly recommend you to not go here, I’m trying to transfer myself. Just because it is diverse, doesn’t mean it’s a good thing! For example, you might have a professor with a thick accent that u can’t understand, and that’s not a good thing at all.
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If coming from the Bay Area, you'll be disappointed about the diversity of cuisine in the surrounding area of the campus. The residential hall food is alright and are always buffet style so there can always be something for you to eat. But once in awhile you'll get tired of it, but do not fret! There are dining dollars that you can use for on campus dining that is not in the dining halls. I have been told that the quality of food here has been better so if you are thinking about attending this school, do not expect much but do expect a growth in quality while you're here. If you do not wish to dine on campus, there is a university village that is a 15-20 minute walk away with more restaurants for you to experience. You will be given discounts at the theater there and coupons for being a student at UCR.
So far, my experience with Riverside has been great! Faculty are usually very helpful and almost all of the professors I've had have been very helpful and easy to understand. The food in the dining halls aren't bad at all and I love how there are many options at the HUB. The atmosphere is very calm during the day, but there is also social events that happen on campus also. Overall, my experience at UCR has been fun and enjoyable.