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Applicant Status At University of California - Riverside

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Admissions Statistics

Overall Admissions Statistics
Total Applicants:30,391
Male Applicants:13,732
Female Applicants:16,659
Total Acceptances:18,843
Male Acceptances:8,587
Female Acceptances:10,256
Acceptance Rate:62%
Yield: ? 21%
Contact Admissions
Phone:(951) 827-3411
Application Information
Open Admissions:No
Common Application:No
Application Fee:$70
Application Web
Dates To Know Deadline Notification
Regular Decision November 30 Rolling beginning February 1
Must-Reply-By May 1 or within 3 weeks of notification thereafter
RequiredRecommendedNeither Required
Nor Recommended
HS Rank
HS Transcript
College Prep Courses
Freshmen Enrollment Statistics
Total Freshmen Enrollment:4,034
Full-Time Male Enrollment:1,902
Full-Time Female Enrollment:2,099
Part-Time Male Enrollment:24
Part-Time Female Enrollment:9
Waitlist Statistics
Applicants Placed: ? 200
Applicants Accepting: ? 0
Students Enrolled: ? 0
Transfer Statistics
Applications Received:4,682
Applicants Accepted:3,350
Students Enrolled:877

Standardized Tests Statistics

Standardized Test Scores Critical Reading Math Writing Composite (out of)
SAT (25th - 75th Percentile) 470 - 580 500 - 630 480 - 590 1450 - 1800 (2400)
ACT (25th - 75th Percentile) 19 - 25 20 - 27 Not Reported 20 - 25 (36)
General Statistics
Top 10% of HS Class:94%
SAT/ACT Required:Either
Students Submitting SAT:96%
Students Submitting ACT:40%
SAT Subject Test Requirements
Two SAT Subject Tests in two different areas

Facts & Statistics

Tips for Getting In
  • Be active in sports or other extracurricular activities.
  • Don't slack off your senior year; stay motivated.
  • Improve your study skills.
  • Keep your GPA up.
  • Learn good note-taking skills.
  • Learn how to balance work and school, without losing sleep.
  • Take your SATs early, in case you want to do them again.
  • Taking advanced placement classes can help you get a head start.
  • Write a strong personal statement.
Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
  • A car is necessary for going any place off campus, especially at night.
  • During orientation, classes are "first-come, first-served," so register for the earliest orientation for first-choice classes.
  • Get to know your TAs and professors by answering questions in class and going to their office hours.
  • Instructors and TAs are often willing to read through rough drafts of papers if you go to their office hours.
  • Riverside is said to have only two seasons (summer and winter), so it gets very hot during summer, early fall, and late spring, and very cold during late fall, winter, and early spring. Overall, the weather can change from day to day, so plan for anything.
  • Searching for internships takes time, effort, and patience.
Interviews & Information Sessions
Information sessions in a group setting are available during normal business hours at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. during the fall, winter, and spring.
Campus Tours
Campus tours run Monday through Friday and select Saturdays. Departure is on the hour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations are required for all tours, as space is limited.
Overnight Visits
The Highlander Orientation is a two-day program and includes a required overnight stay in the residence halls for all students.
Virtual Tour of Campus
Did You Know?
  • Parking permits are required. Visitors may purchase a reduced all-day parking permit from the information kiosks.
  • Tours are led by current undergraduate students who are extremely knowledgeable about the campus and its programs.
  • You can visit one-on-one with an admissions counselor in advance once you know your visit date and tour time.
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