University of California, Riverside

country rank  76
world rank  101

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University Overview

Established in 1954, University of California, Riverside is a non-profit public state 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 the following locations: Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz. Officially accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, University of California, Riverside (UC Riverside) is a large (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 degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 66 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely 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.

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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

University Location

Address 900 University Avenue
Riverside
92521-4009 California
United States
Tel +1 (951) 827 1012
Fax +1 (951) 827 4532
Other locations Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
Minority Serving Asian American, Native American or Pacific Islander-serving Institution
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New 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
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office 1101 Hinderaker Hall
Riverside 92521
(951) 827 4531

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Quarters
Campus Setting Urban
Land Grant Institution Yes
Religious Affiliation None

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Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences plus professions, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of California, Riverside's Library
University of California-Riverside's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 5,019,368 physical volumes, 80,238 physical media, 61,953 digital/electronic medium and 2,088 licensed digital/electronic databases. University of California-Riverside's library has 3 branches.
Housing Yes
University of California, Riverside provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 6,578 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

WASC Senior College and University Commission


Year of first Accreditation

1956


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)


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Memberships and Affiliations

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

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