University of California - Riverside

2,755 reviews
  1. Riverside, CA
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
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 ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

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

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
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.127 responses
29%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.129 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.127 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 50 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    60%
  • Diverse
    18%
  • On The Go
    18%
  • High
    4%

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.192 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.243 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    30%
  • Interesting
    28%
  • Awesome
    24%
  • Engaging environment
    7%
  • High
    4%
  • Redemption
    4%
  • Depressing
    2%

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%
67%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.54 responses

Reviews

2,755 reviews
  • Excellent
    284
  • Very Good
    935
  • Average
    1271
  • Poor
    195
  • Terrible
    46
UCR is an excellent college that I would highly recommend. My experience here has been great. I am welcomed by almost every member of the community and the campus is so huge and beautiful that it is hard to fully grasp it's beauty in just a day. Although this college never seems to be anyone's first choice everyone that I have talked to has been glad that they chose to come to this school. There is just something about the atmosphere that makes you feel at home.
  • Sophomore
  • 6 days ago
So far, my overall experience at UCR has been pretty average. This college isn't your typical "big" college. We don't have a football team, so we miss out of that experience. The school on an academic basis does in fact meet my needs. The classes aren't easy, but they are not impossible to pass. The professors at the college are also enthusiastic while lecturing. They are also very available during office hours and will help any student, but if and only if the student puts in the effort to go to office hours.
  • Junior
  • 17 days ago
Every Wednesday afternoon the entire campus comes to life. At the University of California Riverside, the highlanders show their school spirit and start recruiting members to their clubs and outstanding organizations.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago