University of California - Riverside

2,858 reviews
  1. Riverside, CA
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  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
    C+
University of California - Riverside is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Big West Conference
Address
900 University Ave
Riverside, CA 92521

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
58%
SAT Range
1010-1250
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$13,110/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,678/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,518/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,013/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,570/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,091/ 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.216 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.214 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,445Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 129 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    57%
  • Diverse
    21%
  • On The Go
    16%
  • High
    3%
  • Energetic
    1%
  • Naive
    1%
  • Rude
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.264 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.321 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 145 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    44%
  • Interesting
    18%
  • Awesome
    17%
  • Engaging environment
    8%
  • Redemption
    4%
  • Chill
    3%
  • High
    3%

After University of California - Riverside

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
47%
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

Reviews

2,858 reviews
  • Excellent
    319
  • Very Good
    986
  • Average
    1309
  • Poor
    198
  • Terrible
    46
UCR is definitely a good campus, although there is plenty of room for improvement. Although the classes, professors, clubs, and opportunities are great during the regular course, the summer classes there are a joke! Taking classes in 5 weeks is already difficult enough (to actually learn and retain information and not just get 'A's), but they choose professors that seem to not care or who fail to put in the effort to make their teaching effective.
  • College Sophomore
  • 5 months ago
I love my school! UC Riverside is a school that everyone seems to put on the back burner and many people do not know that it actually fosters a wonderful environment for students of all different diversities. Our school is especially known to be the top UC in terms of diversity and I believe that this environment makes UCR a unique and enjoyable experience for everyone attending the school. There are flaws in the UC system, just as there are in many other school systems, but needless to say, UCR is actively working to make our university even better than it is now. And although many students come to this school out of necessity (and not because it was necessarily their first/top choice school), this university leaves a lasting impression on anyone who attends and that is why, despite some people's doubts, would choose my school over and over again if given the choice.
  • College Sophomore
  • 12 months ago
I have been involved in the greek life at this school. Joining my sorority has made me realize that although there are a lot of difference greeks can make through philanthropy, there are also many negative aspects of joining the greek system. Typically non-Greeks view Greeks in a bad manner and look with judgement. There are no greek housing available due to the laws of the area. Greeks instead have their own greek row where it can be intimidating to many non-greeks!
  • College Freshman
  • 8 months ago