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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA

Riverside, CaliforniaLOCATION
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University of California: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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University of California- Riverside is a public research university located in California, United States. The prestigious university is a coveted name in the US Education System that spreads across 2 campuses and enrolls around 25,548 students from different parts across the globe. The institute is highly reputed and is placed among the topmost 1% of the universities in the world as per World University Rankings Survey 2019-20. 

It offers hundreds of diverse Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programs across its 7 unparalleled schools and colleges. The university has around 1,100 faculties and the student- teacher ratio of 21:1.

Admissions at University of California- Riverside follow an application deadline of November 30 for most of its courses and require an online completed application form along with a nonrefundable fee of 80 USD from its aspirants. The moderate acceptance rate rounding around 51% makes the institute one of the selective institutes for international students when looking to study in the USA.

Rankings

  • US News has ranked the university at #1 for social mobility in 2020.
  • According to rankings of Business Insider 2019, it is #2 for Financial Aid.
  • Money Magazine called the university the most transformative public university in the country in 2020.
  • Money Magazine 2019 rankings ranked it as 9th top public university and 12th best university in the US.
  • Forbes "America's Best Value Colleges" ranked it in top 12 universities in the country.

Highlights

College TypePublic
Campus settingSuburban
Annual Endowment231.1 million USD
Student Retention Rate91%
Work-study programYes
Mode of ProgramFull time; Part time; online
Campus Housing Capacity31%
English language proficiency scoreTOEFL or equivalent
Financial AidAvailable as grants, awards and scholarships
Admission Helpdeskinternationalinfo@ucr.edu | 951-827-3411

Programs, Campus and Accommodation

Campus

  • The university main campus has an area of about 1,900 acres in the suburban district of Riverside
  • It is the fastest growing region in California.
  • There are over 450 student organisations on campus.
  • There are Botanic Gardens spread over 40 acres and the Givaudan Citrus Variety Collection spread over 22 acres.
  • On- campus facilities also include the library, UCR’s California Museum of Photography and KUCR.

Housing Facilities/Residence

  • The institute offers campus 3 Residence Halls, 6 UCR Campus Apartments and Family Housing for the students.
  • The residence halls are Aberdeen- Inverness, Dundee, Lothian, Pentland Hills.
  • The campus apartments are Bannockburn Village, Falkirk, Glen Mor, International Village, Stonehaven and The Plaza.
  • There is one family housing option which is Oban Family Housing.
  • The Residential Staff is available for assistance 24*7.
  • There are computer labs and other academic resources as well. More facilities include high speed internet, desk, chair, utilities, bed etc.

Courses

The institute offers a plethora of courses for international students which includes 101 bachelor’s degrees, 55 master’s degrees and 42 doctoral level programs offered by the university. There are 4 schools and 3 colleges across which the courses are provided and are namely as listed below:

  • Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering
  • College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
  • College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
  • School of Business
  • Graduate School of Education
  • School of Public Policy
  • School of Medicine

Undergraduate courses are offered in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Anthropology, Biology, Dance etc along with graduate courses and PhDs being provided in Art History, Anthropology, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Economics, Entomology etc.

University of California Application Process

How to apply?

Application Portal: The interested applicants can apply online at the official website of the university.

Application fee: USD 80.

Application deadline: The deadline for Fall application is November 30.

Basic Admissions Requirements

  • Academic Transcripts 
  • The minimum required GPA is 3.4
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume/CV
  • SAT and ACT scores are required to be submitted.
  • Financial documents and copy of passport
  • International students will have to prove their proficiency by submitting their English Proficiency Test Scores. The minimum required scores for undergraduate Non-Health Professions Majors are given below:
TestMinimum requirement
TOEFL - iBT80
TOEFL - PBT60
IELTS6.5
SAT Writing section560
New SAT Writing and Language test31
ACT (English writing)24

University of California Cost of Attendance

Anestimated budget for international students looking to study in the US by enrolling in the upcoming sessional year is as detailed below. 

Type of FeesCost
Tuition and feesUSD 11,442
Campus FeesUSD 2,411
Non-Resident Supplemental TuitionUSD 29,754
Health InsuranceUSD 1,774
Room and BoardUSD 6,575 to 17,350
Books and SuppliesUSD 1,450
TransportationUSD 675- USD 1,500
Personal ExpensesUSD 1,575- USD 1,725

Scholarships/Financial Aid

The institute offers 2 types of scholarships for international students to study in the USA which are Non-Resident Achievement Scholarship and UC Riverside Foundation Scholarships. The institute also provides other kinds of financial aid including grants, loans and awards.

Around 78% of the new students receive need-based financial aid from the university. The average amount disbursed per student for financial aid is about 18,139 USD. Students are automatically considered for the Non-Resident Achievement Scholarship. There is no additional application. The amount offered can go up to USD 4,500 every quarter.

Other studentships offered by the institute are as mentioned below.

  1. Boren Awards - Scholarship for undergraduates and graduates of coming from different parts of the world like Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, among others.
  2. Fulbright Scholarship - An international educational exchange program funded by the US government to help over 300,000 students looking for studying, teaching or having research possibilities abroad.

Alumni network

The alumni network of the university includes over 12,000 alumni. The alumni can access the career services which includes attending job fairs and career workshops.

They can also avail the benefits of on campus services, insurance, home improvement and travel. You can avail 10% discount on UCR bookshop. There are various discounts at many UC Extensions and invitations for campus events.

Some of the notable alumni are:

  • Steve Breen, Pulitzer Prize winner for 2 times
  • Billy Collins, author
  • Tim D. White, Paleoanthropologist
  • Charles E. Young, Chancellor of UCLA

Placements

The average salary of alumni is USD 52,600. Students are offered with various career services like job search tools.

There is a Career Coaches Network that helps students find their dream job. Various job fairs and career workshops are conducted for the students. Students can also opt to sit for on- campus interviews.

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University of California Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population24371
FAFSA Code001316
Application Cost$70
Accreditation ACS WASC
Average Cost of Attendance$45,994 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

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April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

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Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-80- -
IELTSCheck Detailed Score-7- -
Speaking-6--
Writing-6--
Listening-6--
Reading-6--
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score119510901300 91%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing595550640-
Mathematics600540660-
ACTCheck Detailed Score262329 51%
English262229-
Mathematics252228-
Graduate
GMAT594-- -

University of California Acceptance Rate

57.2%

Acceptance Rate

43682

Total Applicants

24371

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

48.0%

Male

52.0%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program57.2%
Total Applicants36722
Total Enrolled21017
Graduate
Graduate Programs57.2%
Total Applicants5861
Total Enrolled3354

University of California Enrollment

Enrollment
University of California Enrollment24371
Undergraduate Enrollment21017
Graduate Enrollment3354
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate69.3%

Attendance Cost

$45,994

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$45,994 / Year
Post Graduate Program$26,544 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,316 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$15,542 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$3,888 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$10,175 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$4,625 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$10,244 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$10,883 / Year
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Schools, Faculties & Campuses

School

A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management

Avg. Fees: $27,580
Address: Citrus Dr, CA 92507

Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Program Wise Accreditations
Psychology ProgramsAmerican Psychological Association

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
141651145027151881
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    RANKED  #449

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    College rating

    based on 2 students ratings

    8.6/10

    9/10academic
    9/10infrastructure
    8.5/10placements
    8.5/10faculty
    9/10extracurricular
    7.5/10accommodation

    Reviews

    A
    Antony, UNITED STATES College of humanities and social sciences
    University of California
    Current student , Batch : 2023
    8.5
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA REVIEW

    I chose this college because it was far enough from home but close enough to come back. Also because of the many overloads of resources they offer. The school has many programs that make sure you succeed. I'm specific they are very attentive with freshmen and newcomers. The university offers a leveled curriculum.


    Course Curriculum - 

    It is very interesting. There are a variety of classes that you're able to get. Most of the classes are really interesting. However, it is a quarter system and some students might find this hard to adjust to. It might difficult in the beginning but eventually, you get used to it and learn how to manage it.

    10 /10
    academic
    9 /10
    faculty
    8 /10
    infrastructure
    7 /10
    accomodation/food
    8 /10
    placement
    9 /10
    extracurricular
    10, Oct 2019 read more
    A
    Athena, USA Anthropology
    University of California
    Current student , Batch : 2022
    8.7
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    ATHENA'S UC RIVERSIDE REVIEW

    Good school, a new environment and it had the major I wanted. I also wanted to choose a school far away from home so I know what it's like to handle independence.


    Course Curriculum - 

    I enjoy the classes I take and the professors are always thorough with their teachings. there?s a wide variety of classes to choose from so I can explore new topics while still revolving around anthropology.

    8 /10
    academic
    8 /10
    faculty
    10 /10
    infrastructure
    8 /10
    accomodation/food
    9 /10
    placement
    9 /10
    extracurricular
    26, Mar 2019 read more
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    900 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92521
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    Book Store

    University of California, Riverside Bookstore0.17 Km
    University Book Exchange (UBE)1.19 Km
    Cellar Door Bookstore1.93 Km
    The Sacred Journey1.94 Km
    Libreria Catolica Divino Nino Jesus2.67 Km
    Downtowne Book Store4.28 Km
    Debbie Fakira Basdeo Book Store4.29 Km
    Romantix4.57 Km
    Law Offices of Rene H. Pimentel Inc.4.96 Km
    Faxon Auto Literature5.34 Km
    Renaissance Book Shop6.11 Km
    Goodwill Southern California Store & Donation Center6.12 Km
    Goodwill Southern California Bookstore & Donation Center6.43 Km
    FYE6.53 Km
    Comics & Anime6.62 Km
    Dollar Book Fair6.64 Km
    JKE, Inc.7.28 Km
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    Restaurant

    Rubio's0.9 Km
    Pho Vinam Restaurant0.92 Km
    Yoshinoya University & Iowa (UCR)0.93 Km
    Romano's1.94 Km
    The Old Spaghetti Factory3.73 Km
    John's Incredible Pizza - Riverside5.1 Km
    Marie Callender's Restaurant & Bakery5.85 Km
    Chipotle Mexican Grill6 Km
    Pick Up Stix Fresh Asian Flavors6.02 Km
    Buffalo Wild Wings6.1 Km
    Pretzelmaker6.42 Km
    Subway6.57 Km
    Hot Dog on a Stick6.57 Km
    Auntie Anne's6.58 Km
    Subway Restaurants6.71 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    University Village0.95 Km
    University Plaza1.09 Km
    Plaza Chicago1.81 Km
    Town Square1.98 Km
    Canyon Crest Towne Centre2.04 Km
    The Emporium4.28 Km
    Canyon Springs Marketplace5.66 Km
    Riverside Plaza6.16 Km
    Sunglass Hut at Macy's6.31 Km
    Sunglass Hut6.32 Km
    Mission Grove Shopping Center6.43 Km
    TownGate Square6.56 Km
    Moreno Valley Mall6.6 Km
    Indiana Plaza6.65 Km
    Brockton Arcade6.85 Km
    Towngate Plaza7.14 Km
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    Super Market

    Hala Produce & Market1.48 Km
    Stater Bros. Markets1.83 Km
    America Koryo, Inc2.35 Km
    Smart & Final3.58 Km
    Family Dollar4.43 Km
    Clark's Nutrition & Natural Foods Market - Riverside4.69 Km
    Maxi Foods Market4.82 Km
    Walmart Supercenter5.5 Km
    Trader Joe's5.91 Km
    99 Cents Only Stores6.07 Km
    WinCo Foods6.6 Km
    Sprouts Farmers Market6.66 Km
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    Airport

    A2 Global Shipping3.32 Km
    City Hall Heliport4.37 Km
    Helipad4.96 Km
    Flabob Airport7.72 Km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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