University of California-Riverside

900 University Ave, Riverside, CA
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Questions and Answers about University of California-Riverside

Mya M.
3 months ago
Is it possible for me to do on-campus housing for 2-quarters, but then commute the other 2-quarters of the year?
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3 months ago
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3 months ago
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Laura R.
4 months ago
Can we file to bring an emotional support animal to live with us on campus?
Saakshi B.
4 months ago
Are there any dorms in which we don't have to share a common bathroom?
Jacob F.
5 months ago
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Majors offered at University of California-Riverside

Biggest majors
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Research and Experimental Psychology
Biology, General

Academics at University of California-Riverside

1110-1330
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
23-29
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
23 to 1
Selectivity
Somewhat Selective (51% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Demographics for University of California-Riverside Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
University of California-Riverside Students25%11%17%52%3%2%3%
All Bold.org College Students12%22%36%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
University of California-Riverside Students
24%
73%
Male
Female
< 3% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for University of California-Riverside students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Software Engineer87k
Associate Attorney80k
Electrical Engineer78k
Process Engineer74k
Mechanical Engineer73k
Software Developer70k
Financial Analyst62k
Based on 11,949 student responses
56.8kAvg. Early Career Pay
108.5kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
48%in High-Meaning careers
31%in STEM careers

Net price of attending University of California-Riverside

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Student reviews of University of California-Riverside

by Bold.org students

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Recommended by

88% of students

Known for

Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Welcoming student body
LGBTQ+ friendly
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Accessible and helpful professors
Alexander Maltby
Writing
Exercise And Fitness
Gaming

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

At least in the departments that I was involved in -- History and Classical Studies -- the professors and faculty were not only passionate about their fields but helpful as well. I truly felt cared for and valued as a student there. However, one thing that I feel could be better is UCR communicating the resources that they have to the students. UCR has quite a bit of resource to help with things from food insecurity to needing help jump-starting your car, but they don't really communicate these resources too much.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

UCR is a very big commuter school; something like 70% of the students commutes from off-campus. But parking can be a nightmare -- especially if one gets there past ten in the morning. So I think that the school can benefit from building more parking structures/lots to help alleviate this.

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

In my first year at this university, I had a good experience. People are very friendly and willing to help anyone that needs it. Professors are very accommodating.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Very windy area and it is a bit hard having to find classes but with time it is easier as you get more familiar with the buildings.

Brandon Hernandez
Tennis
Reading

2.0

WHAT I LIKED

The teachers are all good. There will be exceptions to that, but for the most part, they are good

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The campus is big and you will get lost at least once or twice.

Alexis Gomez
Politics and Political Science
Self Care
Writing
Reading + 9 others

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

Most professors and teaching assistants are very knowledgeable about what they are teaching and care deeply about the overall well-being of their students.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

As a person with disabilities, it was unfortunate that the university was not always able to accommodate me when I truly felt the necessity to attend classes remotely.

Jonathan Huang
Marketing
Stocks And Investing
Real Estate

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

Riverside doesn't have the best environment in terms of cities. However, this doesn't mean it's a bad school. Overall, the environment of the school is nice. The buildings and halls are modern and the professors are all kind and willing to help however they can. If you're someone who loves to go above and beyond and is willing to ask for help or reach out to make connections then UCR may be the school for you.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The overall environment in the city of Riverside means that it can sometimes get a little dry. There isn't much to do outside of campus so a lot of times, you'll be on campus. The dining hall food is also pretty bad so I definitely don't recommend it.

Mecca Figueroa
Drawing And Illustration
Foreign Languages
Reading
Writing + 2 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

It was affordable and had many people with similar goals as me.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The cost to attend can be on the expensive side if you don't apply for scholarships.

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