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UC Riverside - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


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UC Riverside Description:

Located 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, the University of California at Riverside is one of the ten schools in the UC system. The school is in a period of rapid expansion, and it has been recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country. Business Administration is by far the most popular major among undergraduates, but the university has strengths in the liberal arts and sciences that have earned it a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. In athletics, the UCR Highlanders compete in the NCAA Division I Big West Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 20,947 (18,539 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48% Male / 52% Female
  • 97% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $12,960 (in-state); $35,838 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,784
  • Room and Board: $13,240
  • Other Expenses: $3,613
  • Total Cost: $31,597 (in-state); $54,475 (out-of-state)

UC Riverside Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 86%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 82%
    • Loans: 58%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $17,522
    • Loans: $5,146

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Business Administration, Business Economics, Economics, English, History, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 88%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 42%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 66%

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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UC Riverside Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.ucr.edu/about/mission.html

"University of California, Riverside is a research university committed to the creation and transmission of knowledge at the highest level, and to the translation of that knowledge for the public good. Our comprehensive programs and services, excellent faculty and staff, and vibrant and attractive physical environment are designed to:

  • Provide a high quality learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Advance human knowledge and accomplishment through research and scholarship.
  • Enhance the public good through community service and initiatives.
  • Seek preeminence among U.S. research universities, recognizing UCR's quality in every area."

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