University of California, Riverside (UCR)

Riverside, CA

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University of California, Riverside

University of California, Riverside

University of California, Riverside Student Essentials

University of California, Riverside Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Highlanders
Nicknames: UC Riverside, UCR
Website: www.ucr.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $12,960
Out-of-State Tuition: $35,838
Retention Rate: 88%
Enrollment: 22,397
Year Established: 1954

About UCR

University of California Riverside, also known as UCR, is one of the smaller universities in the University of California system, a high-ranking state system with consistently high quality academics in numerous fields of study.

Located in the mid-sized city of Riverside, approximately 45 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, UCR is just large enough to offer vitality and diversity and just small enough to render a personalized atmosphere.

UC Riverside, which was ranked in the top tier of national universities by U.S. News and World Report, offers a total of over 170 bachelors, master’s and doctoral degrees in subject areas encompassing the arts, humanities, social science, engineering, natural sciences, business and education among others.

UCR also always continues to add new programs. For example, the MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for Performance, one of the only inter-genre writing programs in the country, was implemented several years ago.

UC Riverside also offers rich extracurricular activities. There is KUCR, the student-run radio station, numerous performing arts opportunities as well as many community service and academic and other types of organizations.

However, while UCR offers a rich and lively atmosphere, students can expect to receive extensive one-on-one attention from accessible professors in mostly small classes.

Since it is part of a state university system, California residents benefit from a lower tuition rate. For those who need assistance with tuition and fees there are graduate fellowships and assistantships, and loans, grants, work-study and scholarships are also available to those who qualify.

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UCR Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 3 Reviews

67% of students gave University of California, Riverside 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

Overall the college is wonderful. The atmosphere is very benevolent and the campus is very diverse. It is easy to make friends and get along with people as everyone is very sociable. My fondest memory thus far has to be when I started to get along with my hallmates. We were simply getting along in the lobby and playing "Cards Against Humanity". My tips for prospective students is to find a school that suits you and your major. Definetly make sure you have all your finances in check and remember to have fun moderately not excessively.


Overall Rating

The campus is absolutely amazing! The facilities are well-kept and they are constantly improving the school through new building projects. The campus seems park-like even though it is in the desert. My tour guide and the other students with the Campus Tours department were friendly and genuinely helpful at answering my questions. Since we were the only ones on the tour in the morning, my dad and I got a personalized tour on a golf cart, which was really cool!


UCR Map & Location

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave
Riverside, CA 92521


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Getting Around UCR

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

8/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Riverside, CA

Winter
Dec
67
42
Jan
68
43
Feb
68
44
Spring
Mar
71
46
Apr
76
49
May
81
54
Summer
Jun
87
57
Jul
94
62
Aug
95
62
Fall
Sep
91
59
Oct
83
53
Nov
74
46

UCR Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 19,795
Freshman Class 3,664
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 22,397

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 33%
  • African American: 7%
  • Caucasian: 16%
  • Asian: 38%
  • Unknown and Other: 5%
Latino 33%
African American 7%
Caucasian 16%
Asian 38%
Unknown and Other 5%

Undergraduate 88%
Graduate 12%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%
Women 55%
Men 45%
International 2%
Domestic 98%

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