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University of California, Riverside

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world rank  109

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Overview

Established in 1954, the University of California, Riverside is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium city of Riverside (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), California. This institution also has branch campuses in Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz. Officially accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, University of California, Riverside (UC Riverside) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. University of California, Riverside (UC Riverside) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 70-year-old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 60-69% making this US higher education organization a moderately selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UC Riverside also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot

Control

University of California, Riverside's Control Typepublic

Entity

University of California, Riverside's Entity Typenon-profit

Size

University of California, Riverside' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized

Selectivity

University of California, Riverside's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratemoderately selective

University Identity

Name
Acronym UC Riverside
Founded 1954 Origins date back to 1907
Motto Fiat Lux
Let there be light
Colours Sky blue and gold
Mascot Scotty Highlander
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University Location

Address 900 University Avenue
Riverside
92521-4009 California
United States
University of California, Riverside's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
University of California, Riverside Phone Number +1 (951) 827 1012
University of California, Riverside Fax Number +1 (951) 827 4532
Other locations Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels

Introduction

What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.


Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following University of California, Riverside's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify University of California, Riverside's academic range and degree level offering.




Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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You can also explore our new A-Z Guide to 8,100 University Programs, Courses and Degrees to learn more about study outlines and typical duration, tuition ranges, career prospects, salary expectations of each course/program/degree.

Tuition Fees

Introduction

Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.


Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This University of California, Riverside's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at University of California, Riverside.

University of California, Riverside: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
12,500-14,999 US$
(11,390-13,670 Euro)
12,500-14,999 US$
(11,390-13,670 Euro)
International
students
40,000-44,999 US$
(36,450-41,010 Euro)
25,000-29,999 US$
(22,780-27,340 Euro)

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Admissions

Introduction

Applying for admission is the first step towards achieving students' academic and career goals and accessing the many opportunities and resources that a university has to offer. Read our "Introduction to University Admissions" article to learn more.


Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic University of California, Riverside's admission information.

University of California, Riverside's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).


Minority Serving Minority Serving

This institution is a Asian American, Native American or Pacific Islander-serving Institution and, historically, has a special focus on promoting education and research among this specific ethnic group(s).


University of California, Riverside's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has University of California, Riverside a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.


Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

University of California, Riverside's acceptance rate range is 60-69% making this institution a moderately selective higher education institution.


Admission Requirements Admission Requirements

  • Secondary school GPA is required
  • Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
  • Secondary school record is required
  • Completion of college-preparatory program is required
  • Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
  • Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
  • Admission test scores are required
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is required
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) is neither required nor recommended

Source: IPDES


University of California, Riverside's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

University of California, Riverside has more than 3400 international students.

University of California, Riverside's Admission Office Admission Office

1101 Hinderaker Hall
Riverside 92521
(951) 827 4531


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Size and Profile

Introduction

University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.


Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for University of California, Riverside.

University of California, Riverside's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

University of California, Riverside has an enrollment range of 20,000-24,999 students making it a large-sized institution.


University of California, Riverside's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 1,000-1,499 academic employees (Faculty).


University of California, Riverside's Control Type Control Type

University of California, Riverside is a public higher education institution.


University of California, Riverside's Entity Type Entity Type

University of California, Riverside is a non-profit higher education institution.


University of California, Riverside's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.


University of California, Riverside's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Quarters type of academic calendar.


Land Grant Institution Land Grant

This institution is a land-grant university and has a special focus on promoting education and research in agriculture, engineering and other related fields. Land-grant universities are also well known to have a high commitment to public service and outreach.


Minority Serving Minority Serving

This institution is a Asian American, Native American or Pacific Islander-serving Institution and, historically, has a special focus on promoting education and research among the above specific ethnic group(s).


Religious Affiliation

University of California, Riverside does not have any religious affiliation.


Carnegie Classification

Introduction

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is a framework for categorizing colleges and universities in the United States...


The classification was first created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 1970, and it has been updated periodically since then. The Carnegie Classification is based on a set of criteria, such as the level and types of degrees offered, research activity and enrollment size. Institutions are classified into one of several categories based on these criteria, ranging from "doctoral universities" with very high research activity to "special focus institutions" that primarily award degrees in a specific field, such as the arts or health professions. The classification allows for quick comparisons between institutions within and across categories.

Carnegie Classification

uniRank provides below the official University of California, Riverside's Carnegie classification.

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences plus professions, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Research Doctoral: Comprehensive programs, with medical/veterinary school

Facilities and Services

Introduction

What are the most common University facilities and services? Read our two guide articles about University Facilities and University Services to learn more.


University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of University of California, Riverside's main facilities:


University of California, Riverside's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit University of California, Riverside's Library

University of California-Riverside's library has 3 branches. The library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium, etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2021 the library reported 4,524,786 physical volumes, 24,395 physical media, 80,503 digital/electronic media and 2,086 licensed digital/electronic databases. The library is managed by a total number of 92 full-time employees, including 31 librarians. University of California-Riverside's library has a total library expenditure greater than $100,000 per year. Source: IPDES.

University of California, Riverside's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

In particular, the University of California, Riverside provides on-campus housing and the total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 8,597 students in the 2021 academic year. Source: IPDES.

University of California, Riverside's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.


University of California, Riverside's Institutional Hospital Institutional Hospital

This institution has an institutional hospital that is owned and operated by the university. Institutional hospitals are typically affiliated with medical schools and provide a range of medical services to patients, while also serving as a teaching hospital for medical students and residents.


University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of University of California, Riverside's main services:


University of California, Riverside's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

University of California, Riverside's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

University of California, Riverside's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

In particular, this institution offers some courses via distance education at the undergraduate level and at the graduate level. Source: IPDES.

University of California, Riverside's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

University of California, Riverside's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.


Recognition and Accreditation

Introduction

There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.


University of California, Riverside's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

University of California, Riverside is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: WASC Senior College and University Commission

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation

1956


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important University of California, Riverside's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • American Chemical Society
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education


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Memberships and Affiliations

Introduction

University memberships and affiliations to external organizations can be important for several reasons... read our article about university affiliations and memberships to learn more.


Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important University of California, Riverside's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • University of California System (UC System)
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure

Introduction

Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.


Academic Structure

uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the University of California, Riverside 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


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Social Media

Introduction

Social media can be a powerful tool for Universities to communicate with current students, alumni, faculty, staff and the wider community. But how can social media be important for prospective students? Read our article about the importance of Social Media for universities and prospective students to learn more.


Social Media

uniRank publishes brief reviews, rankings and metrics of some University of California, Riverside's social media channels as a starting point for comparison and an additional selection tool for potential applicants.


Facebook Facebook

University of California, Riverside's Facebook page University of California, Riverside's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

University of California, Riverside's X (formerly Twitter) page University of California, Riverside's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

University of California, Riverside's YouTube channel University of California, Riverside's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

University of California, Riverside's Instagram page University of California, Riverside's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

University of California, Riverside's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok

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Free Online Courses

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