University of California, Riverside (UCR)

Riverside, CA

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University of California, Riverside Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline December 1
SAT / ACT Scores Due February 1
SAT II Scores Due February 1

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 12,738 15,361 28,099
Accepted 8,630 10,522 19,152
Acceptance Rate 68% 68% 68%
Enrolled 1,667 1,997 3,664

UCR Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.

Average GPA
3.50 (weighted)

SAT Scores

(97% of Students Admitted to University of California, Riverside Submit SAT Scores)

  • Verbal 460 to 580
  • Math 490 to 630
  • Writing 470 to 580
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Writing
Category Verbal Math Writing
Top 75th Percentile 580 630 580
Bottom 25th Percentile 460 490 470

ACT Scores

(44% of Students Admitted to University of California, Riverside Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 18 to 24
  • Math 19 to 26
  • Composite 19 to 25
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 24 26 25
Bottom 25th Percentile 18 19 19

University of California, Riverside Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($70)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent   Very Important
High School GPA   Very Important
High School Rank     Not Considered
High School Transcript   Very Important
Recommendations     Not Considered
Essay     Very Important
Extracurricular Activities     Not Considered
Volunteer Work     Not Considered
Standardized Test Score(s)   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Competencies     Not Considered
TOEFL   Very Important

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
Electives 1 1
English 4 4
Foreign Language 2 3
History 2 2
Math 3 4
Science 2 3
Lab 2 3
Other 1 1
Electives 1 1

University of California, Riverside Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 19,795 (94%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 1,180 (5%)

University of California, Riverside Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($70)   Very Important
GPA (minimum 2.40)   Very Important
High School Transcript   Important
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores   Important
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
  Very Important

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