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University of California-Riverside

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The University of California, Riverside, commonly known as UCR or UC Riverside, is a public research university and one of the ten general campuses of the University of California system. UCR is consistently ranked as one of the most ethnically and economically diverse universities in the United States. The main campus sits on 1,200 acres (486 ha) in a suburban district of Riverside, California, United States, with a branch campus of 20 acres (8 ha) in Palm Desert. Founded in 1907 as the UC Citrus Experiment Station, Riverside pioneered research in biological pest control and the use of growth regulators responsible for extending the citrus growing season in California from four to nine months. Some of the world's most important research collections on citrus diversity and entomology, as well as science fiction and photography, are located at Riverside.

UCR's undergraduate College of Letters and Science opened in 1954. The Regents of the University of California declared UCR a general campus of the system in 1959, and graduate students were admitted in 1961. To accommodate an enrollment of 21,000 students by 2015, more than $730 million has been invested in new construction projects since 1999. Preliminary accreditation of the UCR School of Medicine was granted in October 2012 and the first class will enroll in August 2013. It is the first new research-based public medical school in 40 years.

The 2013 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings places UCR 46th among top public universities, 101st nationwide and ranks 16+ graduate school programs including the Graduate School of Education and the Bourns College of Engineering based on peer assessment, student selectivity, financial resources, and other factors.Washington Monthly ranked UCR 5th in the United States in terms of social mobility, research and community service, while U.S. News ranks UCR as the fifth most ethnically diverse and, by the number of undergraduates receiving Pell Grants (42 percent), the 15th most economically diverse student body in the nation. Nearly two-thirds of all UCR students graduate within six years without regard to economic disparity. UCR's extensive outreach and retention programs have contributed to its reputation as a "campus of choice" for minority students, including LGBT students. In 2005, UCR became the first public university campus in the nation to offer a gender-neutral housing option.

UCR's sports teams are known as the Highlanders and play in the Big West Conference of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I. Their nickname was inspired by the high altitude of the campus, which lies on the foothills of Box Springs Mountain. The UCR women's basketball team won back to back Big West championships in 2006 and 2007. In 2007, the men's baseball team won its first conference championship and advanced to the regionals for the second time since the university moved to Division I in 2001.

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  • Public, Four or more years
  • students
  • $34,098.00 avg tuition

900 University Ave
Riverside, CA 92521
(951) 827-1012

Apply online Admissions:
my.ucr.edu
Financial Aid:
finaid.ucr.edu

Areas of Study:

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • History
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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University of California-Riverside

Statistics:
Applied 26,480
Admitted 20,094 76%
Enrolled total 4,469
Full Time: 4,458
Part Time 11
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 450 560
SAT Math 480 610
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 460 570
ACT Composite 19 24
ACT English 17 24
ACT Math 19 26
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 88%
4-year graduation rate 39%
6-year graduation rate 65%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

University of California-Riverside

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $11,220.00 $11,220.00 $34,098.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $1,704.00 $1,704.00 $1,704.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $11,220.00 $11,220.00 $26,322.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $1,570.00 $1,570.00 $1,570.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $12,093.00 $8,804.00 $8,514.00
Other Expenses $3,552.00 $4,216.00 $8,514.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $60.00
Graduate Application Fee $70.00
Books and Supplies $1,766.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 86%
Percent receiving grant aid 79%
Avg amount of grant aid $16,156.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 59%
Avg amount of student loan aid $4,769.00

University of California-Riverside

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS, AND RELATED SCIENCES
Soil Science and Agronomy, General X
AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES
African-American/Black Studies X
American Indian/Native American Studies X
Asian Studies/Civilization X
Asian-American Studies X
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other X X
German Studies X
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies X
Latin American Studies X
Russian Studies X
Southeast Asian Studies X
Women's Studies X
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biochemistry X
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology X
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X
Botany/Plant Biology X X
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology X
Ecology X
Entomology X X
Environmental Toxicology X
Neuroscience X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Business Administration and Management, General X X
Business/Managerial Economics X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer Science X X
Information Science/Studies X
EDUCATION
Education, General X
ENGINEERING
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering X X
Chemical Engineering X X
Computer Engineering, General X
Electrical and Electronics Engineering X X
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering X X
Materials Engineering X
Mechanical Engineering X X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
Creative Writing X X
English Language and Literature, General X X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General X
Comparative Literature X X
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General X
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other X
French Language and Literature X
Linguistics X
Spanish Language and Literature X X
HISTORY
History, General X X
History, Other X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Mathematics, General X X
Statistics, General X X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
International/Global Studies X
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other X
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
Environmental Science X X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Philosophy X X
Philosophy, Other X
Religion/Religious Studies X X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Chemistry, General X X
Geology/Earth Science, General X X
Geophysics and Seismology X
Materials Science X
Physics, General X X
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology, General X X
Psychology, Other X
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
Public Administration X
Public Policy Analysis, General X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Anthropology X X
Anthropology, Other X
Economics, General X X
Economics, Other X
International Relations and Affairs X
Political Science and Government, General X X
Political Science and Government, Other X
Social Sciences, Other X
Sociology X X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Art History, Criticism and Conservation X X
Art/Art Studies, General X
Dance, General X X
Dance, Other X
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General X
Film/Cinema/Video Studies X
Music, General X X
Music, Other X
Visual and Performing Arts, General X

University of California-Riverside Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
AWM SoCal Scholarship $1,000 February 14, 2017

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