University of California – Riverside

900 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92521

About University of California – Riverside

University of California – Riverside is classified as a doctoral-granting university with very high research activity. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. More than half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25-49% of undergrads reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within the arts and sciences fields. Graduate degrees are available in more than half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards research doctorate degrees in the sciences, humanities, social sciences, and medical fields. Professional education may also be available within other professional fields and related health professions. According to data for fall enrollment, this institution has a low transfer rate, and at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Fewer than 20% of entering students are undergrad transfer students. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate16,996
Student Age% Under 2587%
 % 25 and Over13%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time97%
 % Part-time3%
Race/Ethnicity% White19.1%
 % Black7.2%
 % Asian36.3%
 % Latino26.3%
 % Native American0.4%
 % Race Unknown5.6%
 % International student5%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingCity
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyFilm, Video, TV
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
 Doctoral Degree
Distance Learning Available
Calendar SystemQuarter

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted84%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled16%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingNeither required nor recommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT98%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT40%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800570 / 800
 SAT Writing460 / 800570 / 800
 SAT Math480 / 800620 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite19 / 3625 / 36
 ACT English18 / 3624
 ACT Writing / 12 / 12
 ACT Math19 / 3626 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$60
 Graduate Application Fee$70
 In-State Tuition & Fees$11,029
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$33,908
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid78%
 % Undergraduates with Loans52%
 % Undergraduates with Grants66%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,788
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$11,699
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$9,668
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,864
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,883
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$8,859

Neighborhood Data for the Riverside Area

Median Age30
Median Household Income$57,555
Total Population303,569
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total49.8% 50.2%
 Age 0-949.9%50.1%
 Age 10-1752.1%47.9%
 Age 18-2452.1%47.9%
 Age 25-2952.7%47.3%
 Age 30-3949.0%51.0%
Race/Ethnicity% White65.1%
 % Black6.6%
 % Asian6.9%
 % Latino49.4%
 % Native American0.9%
 % Pacific Islander0.4%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.9%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$11,699
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$9,668
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$986
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50020.9%9.3%1.2%
 $500 to $74939.5%13.9%0.0%
 $750 to $99921.7%50.0%19.7%
 Over $100017.9%26.8%74.0%
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