University of California - Riverside

2,868 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

2,868 reviews
  • Excellent
    309
  • Very Good
    982
  • Average
    1308
  • Poor
    199
  • Terrible
    46
I have met amazing and passionate professors at this school who truly love what they do. It has offered me many experiences like study abroad; im lucky that I had so much guidance. I landed a job on campus and has really changed my perspective on campus life and I have realized how diverse and energetic it is. I would chose it all over again, it feels like home.
  • College Junior
  • 5 days ago
The University of California, Riverside is a very diverse university and you meet someone new every day as everyone is very friendly.
  • College Freshman
  • 7 days ago
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
  • 7 days ago