Night shot of the Carillon Bell Tower at UCR from the HUB area

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
22,056 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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Students
46%

Men

54%

Women

20

Average Age of Entering Students

2024

New Transfer Students

Admissions
66%

Acceptance Rate

15%

Enrollment Yield

1080-1280

SAT Range

49,442

Applicants in 2020

Costs
$11,948

Typical Cost

$43,778

Out-Of-State (published)

$14,024

In-State (published)

91%

Recieve Financial Aid

77%

Have Loans

$16,500

Median Debt

Academics
22 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

272

Doctorates Awareded

"Business Administration and Management

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

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