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University of California - Riverside Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how University of California - Riverside ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you’re interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is University of California - Riverside Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of California - Riverside was awarded 973 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is other dance.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, UCR is ranked #427 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

UCR also holds the #68 spot on the Best Colleges in California ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UCR?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of California - Riverside is a competitive 66%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 95% of students accepted to UCR submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 630. Math scores were between 540 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of California - Riverside  ( 540 to 630 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for University of California - Riverside  ( 540 to 650 )
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800
UCR received ACT scores from 30% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 31.

ACT Composite Scores for University of California - Riverside  ( 22 to 31 )
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Learn more about University of California - Riverside admissions.

University of California - Riverside Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University of California - Riverside is 22 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of California - Riverside is 87%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  87 out of 100
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100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of California - Riverside

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 91% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of California - Riverside enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  91 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at UCR for first-time, full-time students is 55%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  55 out of 100
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University of California - Riverside Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 22,693 undergraduates at UCR with 22,056 being full-time and 637 being part-time.

How Much Does University of California - Riverside Cost?

The overall average net price of UCR is $12,871. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UCR

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,366 $9,151 $12,290 $18,395 $27,805

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UCR, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UCR, approximately 43% of students took out student loans averaging $5,185 a year. That adds up to $20,740 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UCR is 2.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do UCR Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UCR make around $49,700 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future UCR graduates since it is 25% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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See which majors at University of California - Riverside make the most money.

Location of University of California - Riverside

University of California - Riverside is a public institution located in Riverside, California. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Contact details for UCR are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 900 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92521
Phone: 951-827-1012
Website: www.ucr.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UCRiverside
Twitter: http://twitter.com/UCRiverside

University of California - Riverside Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 69 majors graduated from University of California - Riverside. Of these students, 5,777 received undergraduate degrees and 1,062 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 715 $39,009
Child Development & Psychology 600 NA
General Biology 543 $23,520
Sociology 339 $28,895
Economics 263 $37,928
Political Science & Government 247 $29,503
Mathematics 187 $25,658
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 185 $25,194
Computer Science 165 $50,856
General English Literature 158 $25,194

Learn more about the majors offered at University of California - Riverside along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UCR

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 25,825 students took at least one online class at University of California - Riverside. This is an increase from the 1,514 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 25,825 23,497
2018-2019 1,514 137
2017-2018 1,435 161
2016-2017 715 169
2015-2016 21 0

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

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