University of California-Riverside (UCR)

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University of California-Riverside can be found in Riverside, CA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. UCR has over 21,000 students enrolled per year.

Students can report either the SAT or ACT exam scores at University of California-Riverside. A score between 1450 - 1800 on the SAT exam, or 20 - 25 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the UCR average GPA ranges from 3.13 to 3.45 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of 62 percent with 21 percent of applicants deciding to continue on and enroll. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the UCR acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 70%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at my.ucr.edu.

Overall UCR Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012

62.0%

The overall acceptance rate for University of California-Riverside was reported as 62.0% in Fall 2012 with over 30,400 applications submitted to UCR. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UCR SAT Scores: 1450 - 1800
  • UCR ACT Scores: 20 - 25
  • UCR Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into University of California-Riverside?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of UCR is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2019 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2019-2020 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of California-Riverside has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 84.3%
  • 2009-2010: 83.8%
  • 2010-2011: 75.9%
  • 2011-2012: 68.2%
  • 2012-2013: 62.0%
  • Projected UCR Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 70.2%

How Does UCR Compare?

62.0%
This School
55.5%
National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of California-Riverside is twelve percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
California State University-San Bernardino58.3%
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona52.2%
California State University-Fullerton45.8%
Azusa Pacific University79.9%
University of California-Irvine42.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)

TotalMaleFemale
Applicants30,39145.2%54.8%
Admitted18,84345.6%54.4%
Enrolled4,03447.7%52.3%

Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UCR (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading470 - 580
Math500 - 630
Writing480 - 590
Total Score1450 - 1800
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 25
Math20 - 27
Composite Score20 - 25
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