University of California-Riverside


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University of California-Riverside


  • 31% have a job after 6 months
  • N/A have a job after 1 year
  • N/A have a job after 2 years

In-state Tuition

$6,680 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$25,365 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

November 30

Application fee


Educational Resources


Main library and 4 branch libraries. Home of the world’s largest science fiction collection (the Eaton Collection of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Utopia; the Ezra Pound Collection; the Paraguay Collection; B. Traven Collection; Costo Library of the American Indian; Thomas Hardy Collection; Boy Series Books Collection; William Walker Collection; Sadakicki Hartmann Collection; Thomas Rivera Archive; Western Region Tuskegee Airmen Archive; selective Federal Depository Library, etc.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 2,305,526 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 28,151 current serial subscriptions.
  • 1,772,053 microforms.
  • 153,944 Audio/Visual items.
  • 195,753 e-books.

Museums & Art

Sweeney Art Gallery; UCR/California Museum of Photography; Air Pollution Research Center; Agricultural Research Institute for Deserts; Citrus Research Center; Agricultural Experiment Station; Botanical Gardens; George E. Brown Salinity Lab; Core Instrumentation Facility for genomics research, which is very high end and unusual; audio/visual resource center/studios; bibliographical studies; dry lands research; environmental research/technology; geophysics/planetary physics; social/behavioral science research; statistical consulting; and water resources centers



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 408 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 50 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 0 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 0 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 0 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 22,500 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance


reading, math, writing, study skills


minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious


on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 27% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 0% of housing units are Singles.
  • 42% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 28% of housing units are Triples.
  • 30% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 0% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 7 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 43% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 30% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Frequent and ongoing cultural and campus events.
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society
  • In total, there are about 279 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Phi Beta Kappa, Golden Key International Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa, Alpha Lambda Delta, Gamma Beta Phi Society, Gamma Sigma Delta, Theta Alpha Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta, Psi Chi, Pi Sigma Alpha, Sigma Xi, Omicron Delta Epsilon, National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Asian American Christian Fellowship; (AACF), Campus Crusade for Christ, Christians on Campus, Coptic Club, Empire Campus Ministry, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Korean; American Campus Mission (KCM), Korean Campus Crusade for Christ, Kyrie-Catholic Student Fellowship, Latter-Day Saint Student Association, Muslim Student Union, Sikh Student Association (SSA), Studies in the; Bible, United Campus Ministry, Asian Baptist Student Koinonia (ABSK), CFC Youth for Christ Campus Based, Bahai Campus Association at UCR, Buddhist Student Association, University Christian Fellowship (UCF), Living it For The Eternity Bible Study, Hindu Students Council, Etcetera, Interfaith Dialogue Student Association, College Remnant; Regional Church in Riverside, Riverside Regional Community;
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Afrikan Student Alliance, Arab Student Union, Hong Kong Student Association, International Multicultural Club, Katipunan, Khmer Organization for Students (KOS), Korean American Student Association (KASA), Mexican Student Association at UCR, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA), Native American Student Association (NASA), Nichibei Bunka Kai (Nikkei Student Union), Nigerian Student Association, Pakistani Student Organization, Persian Culture Club, Riverside Indonesian American Students (RIASA), Senryu Taiko, Shernia Di Shaan, Taiwan Culture Club, Taiwanese Student Association, Armenian Student Association, Asian Indian Student Association (AISA), Chinese American Alliance, Riverside (CAAR), Chinese Student Association (CSA), Hillel-Jewish Student Union, Indian Student Association, International Chinese Association, Iranian Student Association, Korean Graduate Students Association (KGSA), Vietnamese Student Association (VSA), African Americans in Humanities (AAH), African Americans United in Science (AAUS), Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA), Latino Business Student Association (LBSA), Latinos in Science, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Nuestra Cosa, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), Asian Community Times, Ballet Folklorico At UCR, Teatro Quinto Sol, Mexican American Political Association (MAPA), Raza Assembly, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), Tang Soo Do Congress, Afrikan Unity Day Coalition, Chicano/Latino for Community Medicine (CCM), Multicultural Organization, Highlanders For Israel (HFI), Mujeres Unidas, Musicicos Unidos de Latino America (MULA), Organizacion Estudiantil Universitaria de Espanol (OEUE), Womyn of Color
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Academic Association of Medical Sciences (AAMS), Accounting Society of UC Riverside, AfterMath, AGSM MBA Student Association, Alpha Kappa Psi, Alpha Sigma Omicron, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), American Marketing Association, American Medical Student Association (AMSA), American Society of Mechanical Engineers at UCR (ASME), Anthropology Club, Association For Computing Machinery, Association for Women in Science, Biomedical Science Medical Student Association, Cadet Recruiting Team (CRT), Campus Tours, Delta Sigma Pi, Filmmakers Association, Future Business Leaders of America (Phi Beta Lambda), Future Dentist Club, Future P. I. L. L. S, History Club, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Investment Club, Omega Phi Zeta, Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, Phi Delta Epsilon, Society of Women Engineers, Student Alumni Mentorship Program, Students Interested in The Medical Sciences (SIMS), Tomas Rivera Teachers Association, Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), Young Entrepreneurs Seeking Success, Yuan Ai Association (Life Academy), 909 Hip Hop Dance Troupe, Associated Students Program Board (ASPB), Collage Writer’s Club, Dynasty Dance Troop, Greenwood Film Society, Highlander Girls, Hip Hop Congress, MonkeyBranch Art Appreciation Club, Salsa Performance Team, See Monkey, The Gospel Choir at UCR, The Ink Blot, Videoburn Club of Japanese Animation, X – Factor Student Newspaper, College of Engineering Leadership Council, Interfraternity Council (IFC), National Panhellenic Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), Residence Halls Association (RHA), College Democrats at UCR, College Republicans at UCR, Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance at UCR, Student Coalition for Peace and Human Rights, Students for the Equality of Queers (SEQs), AAA Paintball, Aikido Organization at UCR (AOU), All-Wheel Addicts, Australian Rules Football Club. Balls, Rings, and Strings Juggling Club, Beach Empire Volleyball Club, Club Lacrosse, Cricket Association at UCR, Golf Club Association at UCR, Grad Student Soccer, Grappling 101, Hockey Club of UCR, Iron Chefs of Riverside, Karate Club of UCR, League of Tabletop Gamers of Riverside, Men’s Soccer Club at UCR, Riverside Tennis Associiation, Running Club at UCR, Salsa Club of UCR, Ski & Snowboard Club at UCR, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) at UCR, Spirit Leaders of the Blue & Gold, Surf Club at UCR, Tang Soo Do Congress, Ultimate Frisbee Club at UCR, World Soccer Club, Yarn Tales, Alpha Phi Omega, American Red Cross at UCR, Best Buddies, Beta Phi Delta, California Public Interest Research Group (Calpirg), Campus Safety Escort Service (CSES), Circle K International, Coalition of Students in Support of Orphans (CSSO), Habitat for Humanity, Hand in Hand, Health Careers Organization, Rotaract @UCR, Student Homeless Aid Relief Project (SHARP), Student Run Health Clinic, Unite for Sight. United Students for Veteran’s Health (USVH), Young at Heart, Advocates for National Greek Leadership Education (ANGLE), Colleges Against Cancer, E. M. E. R. G. E, Environmental Conciousness Organization (ECO), Multicultural Organization, Peer Health Educators (PHE), Queer Alliance, Riverside Campaign to End the Death Penalty, Social Environmental Political Action, Student Athlete Mentors (SAMs), Student Coalition Against Homelessness, Sustainable UCR, The, Self-Defense Club, United Students Against Sweatshops, Voice of Invisible Children, American Comic Book Club of UCR, Big Brothers-Big Sisters at UCR, College Bowl, Commuters at Riverside (C. A. R. ), Dance Sport Team at UCR, Divine Youth Associates (DYA), Fanatic BraveHeart Intimidators (FBI), Highland Debate, Men Achieving and Networking, Model United Nations (MUN), Philosophy Club, Pretty Young Thangz (PYT), Queer Conference Committee (QCC), Students Funding Students, Swing Club of UCR, Vegetarian Student Union (VEG-U)
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Highlander (weekly), X Factor Student Newspaper (monthly), Asian Community Times (monthly), Nuestra Cosa (quarterly), Indian Times (quarterly), Queeriosity (quarterly)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Ontario (15), Ontario (15)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Riverside (2)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Riverside (2)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 90% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 14% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 2,380
  • Freshman are discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 21 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 8% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 21 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 7% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (California State University, San Bernardino)
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (California State University, San Bernardino, Claremont McKenna C
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance mandatory, class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, other

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