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University of California - Riverside Overview

University of California - Riverside is a public institution situated in Riverside, California. The location of UCR is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is University of California - Riverside Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$40,447 Avg Cost After Aid
65% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at UCR have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 1%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The highest award offered at UCR is the doctor's degree.
  • In <nil>, 85% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from UCR makes roughly $63,645 a year. This is 56% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

Where Is University of California - Riverside?


Contact details for UCR are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 900 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92521
Phone: 951-827-1012

How Do I Get Into UCR?

You can apply to UCR online at:

Admission Requirements for UCR

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UCR?

65% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
UCR has an acceptance rate of 65%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 62%, and the acceptance rate for women is 68%.

Can I Afford University of California - Riverside?

$40,447 Net Price
29% Take Out Loans
0.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UCR is $40,447. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UCR, approximately 29% of students took out student loans averaging $4,974 a year. That adds up to $19,896 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UCR is 0.8%. 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.

University of California - Riverside Undergraduate Student Diversity

22,071 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
85% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 22,868 undergraduate students at UCR, with 22,071 being full-time and 797 being part-time.


There are also 3,979 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 22,071 full-time undergraduates at UCR, 47% are male and 53% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of California - Riverside students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 7,881
Black or African American 720
Hispanic or Latino 8,989
White 2,449
International Students 714
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,318

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at University of California - Riverside. At this time, 25 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 79 countries are represented at UCR. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Taiwan.

Online Learning at University of California - Riverside

5,136 Took All Classes Online
22,487 Took At Least One Class Online
8,457.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 22,487 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UCR has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of UCR

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of California - Riverside was 8,457.9%. This is the #32 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at UCR regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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