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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade C
  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade C+

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UC Riverside is a highly rated public university located in Riverside, California in the Los Angeles Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 21,652 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the UC Riverside acceptance rate is 57%. Popular majors include Business, Research and Experimental Psychology, and Biology. Graduating 76% of students, UC Riverside alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,700.

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900 University Ave
Riverside, CA 92521
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About UC Riverside...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big West Conference

University of California - Riverside Rankings

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UCR Admissions

Acceptance Rate
57%
Application Deadline
November 30
SAT Range
1130-1330
ACT Range
23-30
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$13,045 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$21,063 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
85%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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. 255 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 253 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • All
    0%
  • None
    94%
  • Some
    6%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
21,652 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
403
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 166 responses
  • Friendly
    55%
  • Diverse
    19%
  • On The Go
    16%
  • High
    3%
  • Outgoing
    3%
  • Energetic
    1%
  • Stressed
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 303 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 360 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 184 responses
  • Diverse
    46%
  • Interesting
    17%
  • Awesome
    14%
  • Engaging environment
    9%
  • Chill
    3%
  • Redemption
    3%
  • High
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
76%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
68%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 163 responses

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