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 University of California-Riverside

University of California-Riverside - Riverside, CA

900 University Ave, Riverside, California 92521

General information:(951)827-1012
Awards offered:Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:20,900(18,522 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:19 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $9,092 $11,029 $12,924 -15%
Out-of-state $31,809 $33,908 $35,802 -5%
Books and supplies $1,777 $1,788 $1,766 1%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $10,974 $11,699 $12,093 -3%
Other $3,764 $3,864 $3,552 9%
Off Campus
Room and board $9,460 $9,668 $8,804 9%
Other $4,812 $4,883 $4,216 14%
Off Campus with Family
Other $8,710 $8,859 $8,514 4%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $25,607 $28,380 $30,335 -7%
Off Campus $25,141 $27,368 $27,710 0%
Off Campus with Family $19,579 $21,676 $23,204 -9%
On Campus $48,324 $51,259 $53,213 -4%
Off Campus $47,858 $50,247 $50,588 0%
Off Campus with Family $42,296 $44,555 $46,082 -4%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $11,220
In-state fees $1,704
Out-of-state tuition $34,098
Out-of-state fees $1,704
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $11,220
In-state fee $1,570
Out-of-state tuition $26,322
Out-of-state fees $1,570
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 3,827 86% --
Grant or scholarship aid 3,505 79% $56,626,211 $16,156
Federal grants 2,557 57% $14,841,258 $5,804
Pell grants 2,531 57% $11,402,159 $4,505
Other federal grants 2,521 57% $3,439,099 $1,364
State/local government grant or scholarships 2,306 52% $20,201,729 $8,761
Institutional grants or scholarships 3,274 73% $21,583,224 $6,592
Student loan aid 2,620 59% $12,495,525 $4,769
Federal student loans 2,611 59% $12,018,644 $4,603
Other student loans 36 1% $476,881 $13,247
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 13,509 74% $196,885,356 $14,574
Pell grants 9,966 55% $43,379,887 $4,353
Federal student loans 10,124 55% $57,821,261 $5,711


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $10,699 $11,398 $11,340
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $6,739 $8,389 $8,195
$30,001 - $48,000 $8,680 $9,640 $8,952
$48,001 - $75,000 $13,565 $12,198 $11,538
$75,001 - $110,000 $20,017 $18,383 $19,567
$110,001 and more $22,193 $22,836 $24,895

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 20,900
Undergraduate enrollment 18,522
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,441
Graduate enrollment 2,378

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$60

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$70

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 26,480 12,558 13,922
Percent admitted 76% 76% 76%
Percent admitted who enrolled 76% 17% 17%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 4354 97%
ACT 2017 45%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 450 560
SAT Math 480 610
SAT Writing 460 570
ACT Composite 19 24
ACT English 17 24
ACT Math 19 26
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 71 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NCAA Division I-AAAMenWomen
All Track Combined 7182
Baseball 33-
Basketball 1817
Golf 89
Soccer 3037
Softball -20
Tennis 79
Volleyball -17


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities01/31/1956 Accredited


American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

02/24/2004 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession212
Drug law violations2222 4
Liquor law violations123
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 111
Drug law violations 12123
Liquor law violations 101
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 555
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 574
Aggravated assault 351
Burglary 281832
Motor vehicle theft 71223
Arson 041
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 425
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 031
Aggravated assault 331
Burglary 101221
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 010
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate4.7%
Number in default145
Number in repayment3,026

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00131600

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMMaster's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Bachelor's degree Postbaccalaureate certificate
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Soil Science and Agronomy, General21--
Category total21--
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African-American/Black Studies--2-
American Indian/Native American Studies--6-
Asian Studies/Civilization--8-
Asian-American Studies--2-
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other3-5-
German Studies--2-
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies--1-
Latin American Studies--2-
Russian Studies--1-
Southeast Asian Studies4---
Women's Studies--7-
Category total7-61-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology267--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General--2-
Biomedical Sciences, General-2--
Botany/Plant Biology354-
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology19--
Environmental Toxicology13--
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology-2--
Category total3749499-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General84-572-
Business/Managerial Economics--69-
Category total84-641-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science18826-
Information Science/Studies--10-
Category total18836-
Education Colleges
Education, General2810-76
Category total2810-76
Engineering Colleges
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering9131-
Chemical Engineering7518-
Computer Engineering, General--16-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering352335-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering4-12-
Materials Engineering--1-
Mechanical Engineering8868-
Category total6337186-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing51-4-
English Language and Literature, General1042-
Category total614185-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General--2-
Comparative Literature142-
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General--17-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other--2-
French Language and Literature--2-
Spanish Language and Literature4618-
Category total51094-
History Colleges
History, General18517-
History, Other--17-
Category total185149-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies--88-
Category total--88-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General1093-
Statistics, General6102-
Category total161960-
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
International/Global Studies--12-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other--3-
Category total--200-
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science3-48-
Category total3-48-
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy, Other--1-
Religion/Religious Studies5-2-
Category total10648-
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General92133-
Geology/Earth Science, General621-
Geophysics and Seismology--1-
Materials Science2---
Physics, General221411-
Category total393746-
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General17157-
Psychology, Other--22-
Category total1715395-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration--2-
Public Policy Analysis, General--15-
Category total--17-
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology, Other--3-
Economics, General7720-
Economics, Other--106-
International Relations and Affairs--51-
Political Science and Government, General4210-
Political Science and Government, Other--45-
Social Sciences, Other--60-
Category total2528676-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation11-1-
Art/Art Studies, General--5-
Dance, General2-3-
Dance, Other14--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General--1-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies--11-
Music, General7216-
Music, Other--3-
Visual and Performing Arts, General3---
Category total246180-
Grand total45723514976