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University of California, Riverside

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1954
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Quarter
Undergraduate student body: 14,792
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $535,875,000
Admissions Address

900 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92521

Website

http://www.ucr.edu

Admissions E-mail

discover@ucr.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.4
Send application by: November 30
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Merlyn Campos
Admissions office telephone: (951) 827-4531
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: November 30
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $60
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.ucop.edu/pathways  
Tuition deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $250 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Lab 2 3
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies N/A N/A
History 2 N/A
Academic electives 1 N/A
Total academic units 15 18


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: December 31
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: December 31
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Not considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Important
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 83%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 83%
Total applicants: 19,982
Total acceptances: 16,512
Total freshman enrollment: 3,594
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 9,315
Male acceptances: 7,637
Male freshman enrollment: 1,683
 
Female applicants: 10,667
Female acceptances: 8,875
Female freshman enrollment: 1,911
 
Out-of-state freshmen: N/A
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 94%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 100%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 100%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 100%
Average high school GPA: 3.4
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 99%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 440 - 560
Math: 470 - 610
Combined: 910 - 1170


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 2.0% 6.0%
600-699 13.0% 23.0%
500-599 37.0% 37.0%
400-499 38.0% 28.0%
300-399 10.0% 6.0%
200-299 N/A N/A


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 25%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 17 - 23
Math: 18 - 24
Composite: 18 - 23


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 2.0% 3.0% 4.0%
24-29 21.0% 20.0% 29.0%
18-23 58.0% 47.0% 44.0%
12-17 19.0% 30.0% 23.0%
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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