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University of California, Riverside is a public research university established in 1954 and one of 10 schools in the University of California system.

Key Facts

Rankings

  • #85 in National Universities according to US News & World Report 2019
  • #35 in Top Public Schools
  •  #46 in Earth Sciences
  • #48 in Political Science
  • #50 in Chemical Engineering

Year founded

  • 1954

School type

  • Private, coed, no religious affiliation

Latest undergraduate enrolment

  • 20,581

Latest graduate enrolment

  • 3,341

Student-faculty ratio

  • 22:1

Freshman acceptance rate

  • 50.9%

Average SAT/ ACT for freshman entry

  • SAT 1130 – 1380  / ACT 22 – 30

Average GPA for freshman entry

  • 3.7

International student population

  • 2.9% 

Median starting salary of alumni

  • $50,700

Popular majors

  • Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Psychology; Engineering

Tuition and Room & Board

  • $42,879 / $16,000 (2018 – 19)

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About the university

Different colleges/ schools within the university include College of Arts and Sciences, Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, School of Business, School of Public Policy.

  • More than 450 student organizations available on-campus
  • At undergraduate level, UCR offers 100 major fields
  • 55 master’s and 42 doctoral degree programs available
  • Famous alumni include Richard R. Schrock, 2005 Nobel laureate in Chemistry, Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Steve Breen, editorial cartoonist and a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize 
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