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Colleges / University of California, Riverside

University of California, Riverside

Riverside, CA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate69%
Acceptance Rate69%

UC Riverside Student Life

University of California, Riverside Student Activities

Interested in Greek life?

University of California, Riverside has the American Medical Student Association. In fact, more students participate in the American Medical Student Association than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at University of California, Riverside include Healthy Hearts, Project Sunshine, Vietnamese Student Association and American Red Cross.

University of California, Riverside students' favorite campus events are Block Party Fall Concert, Spring Splash Concert and Homecoming.

University of California, Riverside Housing

This table offers information on housing at University of California, Riverside.

Housing Options Offered? Details
On-Campus Housing Yes
Guaranteed Housing Yes Guaranteed for freshman
Co-ed Housing Available Yes
Housing for Students with Disabilities Yes
Percentage of Students Living On-Campus 35%
Spots Available in On-Campus Housing 8,920
Number of Students Living On-Campus 8,026
Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus

University of California, Riverside offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most University of California, Riverside students live off campus. In 2023, 35% of undergrads at University of California, Riverside lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 65% of students lived off-campus or commuted to University of California, Riverside. There are 8,920 spots available in on-campus housing for all 22,903 undergraduates. In the 2022-2023 school year, 8,026 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 35% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

University of California, Riverside offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

University of California, Riverside Athletics

At University of California, Riverside there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at University of California, Riverside:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Soccer NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Safety at University of California, Riverside

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

University of California, Riverside is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The UC Riverside campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

UC Riverside offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to University of California, Riverside

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit University of California, Riverside, take Interstate 215 to Riverside, CA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Ontario International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in California you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

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UC Riverside Students

52%

Women

48%

Men

95%

Full Time

4%

Part Time

99%

In State

1%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

39%

37%

11%

5%

4%

3%

1%

0.12%

0.06%

Undergraduate Students

22,903

Graduate Students

3,906

Non-Resident / International Students

877

UC Riverside Campus Services

Student Services
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Counseling
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

26,809

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

69%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$15,236

Out-of-State

$47,810

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Nov 30
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