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University of California-Riverside

Riverside, California
Night shot of the Carillon Bell Tower at UCR from the HUB area credit: Xsolidsnail
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Overview
Public
19,544 Undergraduates
66% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Public
Region: West
Division 1
Size: Medium
Doctoral
University of California-Riverside
900 University Ave
Riverside, California
92521
(951) 827-1012
WWW.UCR.EDU

The University of California, Riverside, located in Riverside, California, is a public research, land-grant university and one of the top 125 institutions of higher learning in the United States. Governor Earl Warren signed a bill to establish the liberal arts college in 1949, and the university had one of the fastest enrollment rates out of all the UC schools. Today, its two campuses sit on nearly 2,000 acres of land in both rural and urban settings. Its motto is “Fiat lux” or “Let there be light.” Notable alumni include cartoonist Steve Breen, chemist Richard R. Schrock, actress Jamie Chung, poet Billy Collins, novelist Elizabeth George, golfer Gary McCord, psychologist Marigold Linton and professor Tim D. White. The school’s colors are sky blue and gold, its mascot is the Scotty Highlander and its teams are called the Highlanders. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I – Big West, and varsity sports offered there include men’s soccer, tennis, golf, basketball, cross country and track and field, and women’s softball, golf, volleyball, basketball, cross country, tennis and soccer. UC Riverside used to participate in football until 1975, when the program was suspended.

Location

Riverside is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, located in the Inland Empire metropolitan area. Riverside is the county seat of the eponymous county and named for its location beside the Santa Ana River. It is the most populous city in the Inland Empire and in Riverside County, and is located about 55 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. More from Wikipedia...

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restaurants score

Students
47%

Men

53%

Women

20

Average Age of Entering Students

1209

New Transfer Students

Admissions
66%

Acceptance Rate

19%

Enrollment Yield

940-1190

SAT Range

42,629

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$12,841

Typical Cost

$41,931

Out-Of-State (published)

$13,917

In-State (published)

85%

Recieve Financial Aid

77%

Have Loans

$16,500

Median Debt

Academics
22.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

272

Doctorates Awareded

Business Management And Administration

Top Major

7

Faculty Awards

8

National Academy Members

141

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Notable

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 350 to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many on campus

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Big West Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Big West Conference

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

Social
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