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

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
56%
Application Deadline
November 30
SAT Range
980-1210
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$13,365/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,809/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,263/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,885/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,640/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,489/ 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.222 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.220 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,279Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
52%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 135 responses
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  • Friendly
    59%
  • Diverse
    20%
  • 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.270 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.327 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 151 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    46%
  • Interesting
    17%
  • Awesome
    16%
  • Engaging environment
    8%
  • Redemption
    4%
  • Chill
    3%
  • High
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
48%
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
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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.
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Amazing campus! Students and professors are helpful and kind. When I visited the campus, they had a lot of different buildings all for different subjects. I really liked the library because it was more than one story and each story had different rules on talking.
I have lived off campus and I did not feel as though I received the full college experience. I recommend staying on campus If, not then join a active club. If you don't follow my recommendations, then prepare to be lonely like I was. The party scene is near to non-existent..
The school is green, clean, and small. Its fairly easy to walk around . On the other hand, It can be difficult to find certain buildings in the back of the school and its a hike to get up there.
The humanities faculty is very nice and are willing to help you. The humanities department can be dull. In fact, the humanities department is very much neglected. So, if your going into humanities and social sciences, don't expect the same amount of activity as the STEM department.
The Stem department is very luxurious and always have something going on. They are community oriented and are involved on campus. If you are going into engineering or entomology I suggest coming to this school.