If you are thinking about applying to UC Riverside, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is November 30 and the fee for the application is $70.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.
Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from UC Riverside by March 31.
|UC Riverside 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.8|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||94%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are not even considered|
University of California, Riverside does not offer early decision or early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
UC Riverside is a very difficult school to get into. UC Riverside evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, UC Riverside accepted 66% of all applicants, around 32,786 of the 49,434 students who applied.
Schools that are very difficult to get into, like UC Riverside, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.
It is very difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
In 2021, UC Riverside waitlisted 11,319 students. Of those, 5,638 eventually were offered a spot.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Not Considered|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Extracurricular Activities||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Not Considered|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to UC Riverside must submit the following items. Double check with UC Riverside's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||3.0|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to UC Riverside have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.
Out of all students that were admitted, 100% submitted a class rank. At UC Riverside 94% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 100% were in the top 25% and 100% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At University of California, Riverside, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||27%|
|3.50 and 3.74||24.5%|
|3.25 and 3.49||12.4%|
|3.00 and 3.24||5.4%|
|2.50 and 2.9||0.1%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0%|
UC Riverside doesn't consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
UC Riverside does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to UC Riverside.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is November 30. Applicants should hear back by March 31.
Transfer students can enroll in UC Riverside during the following terms: - Fall Term - Winter Term - Winter Term
Can I defer my acceptance to UC Riverside?
Students who are admitted to UC Riverside must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.
Does UC Riverside accept transfer credits?
UC Riverside accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. UC Riverside accepts:
Does UC Riverside accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
UC Riverside accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to UC Riverside?
UC Riverside is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.
What is UC Riverside's acceptance rate?
UC Riverside's acceptance rate is 66%.
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How hard is it to get into UC Riverside? UC Riverside is a very selective institution. The UC Riverside acceptance rate is 66%. This means that the institution accepts 66 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UC Riverside is Nov 30.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UC Riverside is Nov 30.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At UC Riverside, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.8. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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