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 Applicationadmission.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply-now.html
Calendar SystemQuarter
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Master, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 56.52% and yield is 17.03%. 21,898 men and 27,617 women applied to UC Riverside and 12,056 men and 15,928 women students were accepted. Among them, 2,205 men and 2,561 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2019). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants49,51521,89827,617
Admitted27,98412,05615,928
Enrolled4,7662,2052,561
Acceptance Ratio 56.52%55.06%57.67%
Yield 17.03%18.29%16.08%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For academic year 2019-2020, 4,464 students (94% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 1,646 students (35%) 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 570. The SAT Math score is 680 (75th) and 560 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 30 (75th percentile) and 23 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing570650
SAT Math560680
ACT Composite2330
ACT Math2128
ACT English2129
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at University of California-Riverside are similar to the average score when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,257, 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 .
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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
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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