UC Riverside Admissions

The application fee is $70 for applying undergraduate school and $80 for graduate school at University of California-Riverside. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$70
Graduate Application Fees$80
Admission Informationadmissions.ucr.edu/
Online Applicationwww.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/undergrad_adm/apply/apply_online.html
Calendar SystemQuarter
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Master, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

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Admission Statistics

For academic year 2018-19, the acceptance rate is 50.57% and yield is 18.25%. 21,375 men and 27,704 women applied to UC Riverside and 10,447 men and 14,373 women students were accepted. Among them, 1,999 men and 2,530 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2018). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
Acceptance Ratio 50.57%48.87%51.88%
Yield 18.25%19.13%17.60%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For academic year 2018-2019, 4,172 students (92% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 1,911 students (42%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 650 and 25th percentile is 560. The SAT Math score is 680 (75th) and 550 (25th). The submitted ACT score is 87 (75th percentile) and 87 (25th percentile). .
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing560650
SAT Math550680
ACT Composite2329
ACT Math2228
ACT English2230
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at University of California-Riverside are relatively low when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,253, ACT: 77 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).

Application Requirements

UC Riverside requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program and Recommendations to its applicants. Next table summarizes University of California-Riverside application requirements.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and required years of subject, see UC Riverside online application page .
UC Riverside Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankNeither required nor recommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended

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