Apply to UC Riverside

Application Fee
$70
Graduate Application Fee
$80
Acceptance Rate
57%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)
17%
Freshmen Enrollment
4,766
SAT Scores
1,230
ACT Scores
27

2020 Acceptance Rate

A total of 49,515 students have applied and 27,984 students have allowed to admit to University of California-Riverside (Acceptance rate: 56.52%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 17.03 % where 4,766 students have finally enrolled out of 27,984 admitted students.
The acceptance rate of the school is lower (tighter to admit) compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as University of Arkansas and University of New Hampshire-Main Campus, its acceptance rate is lower (difficult to get in) (the average acceptance rate of the schools is 76.40%).
The yield of the school is lower (less admitted-students enrolled) compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings, its yield is lower (admitted, but not enrolled) (average yield is 28.40%).

Admission Statistics Charts

2020 Test Scores Comparison

For the academic year 2019-2020, the average SAT score is 1,230 and the average ACT score is 27 over scores submitted by enrolled first-time students. Compared to similar schools in college rankings, the admission score of University of California-Riverside is average than the schools (average score is 1,229). You can check and compare the SAT and ACT scores by subject with tables and charts.
SAT/ACT Scores Comparison
SAT AverageACT Average
University of California-Riverside1,23027
Similarly Colleges in Rankings1,20326
All U.S. Colleges112368
Public, 4-Years Colleges111267
4-Years Colleges112468
Public, 4-Years Colleges in California116770

SAT/ACT Scores by Subject

SATACT
At University of California-Riverside, 4,464 students submitted SAT scores (94% of enrolled students).
The average SAT score is about 1,230 and it is average than average for Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. The following table shows the SAT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
SAT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing570650
Mathematics560680
Total1,1301,330
At University of California-Riverside, 1,646 students submitted ACT scores (35% of enrolled students).
The average ACT score is about 27 and it is lower than average for Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. The next table shows the ACT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
ACT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Reading2330
English2129
Mathematics2128
Total6587
Advertisement
Advertisement

Admission Requirements

The following table summarizes the admission requirement to apply to University of California-Riverside. The school requires 5 items to submit - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program, Admission test scores and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
Admission Requirements for Applying to University of California-Riverside
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended

Similar Colleges to UC Riverside