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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$37,902 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
42,629 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
98.1% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
3,249 Graduates

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The median in-state tuition at University of California-Riverside is $11,220, which is $4,229 more than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $37,902, which is 337% of the cost for in-state students, and is $19,526 more than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,841.

In 2016, 82% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 52% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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University of California-Riverside received 42,629 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 10.7% annual growth. Out of those 42,629 applicants, 28,280 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66.3% acceptance rate.

There were 22,715 students enrolled at University of California-Riverside in 2016, and 90% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of California-Riverside has an overall enrollment yield of 18.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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University of California-Riverside has a total enrollment of 22,715 students. The full-time enrollment at University of California-Riverside is 22,285 students and the part-time enrollment is 430. This means that 98.1% of students enrolled at University of California-Riverside are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of California-Riverside, both undergraduate and graduate, is 36.4% Hispanic or Latino, 31.5% Asian, 15% White, 3.93% Two or More Races, 3.9% Black or African American, 0.41% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.15% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of California-Riverside in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (20.7%), followed by Asian Male (15.3%) and Asian Female (14.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (2.15%), followed by White Female (1.72%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (0.88%).

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In 2016, 267 more women than men graduated from University of California-Riverside. The majority of students graduating from University of California-Riverside are Hispanic or Latino. These 1,777 graduates mean that there were 1.1 times more Hispanic or Latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 1,621 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at University of California-Riverside is General Business Administration & Management with 550 graduates, followed by General Psychology with 440 graduates and General Biological Sciences with 390 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at University of California-Riverside, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Cultural & Gender Studies, with 102 graduates, followed by Social Sciences with 1,030 graduates and Biology with 732 graduates.


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University of California-Riverside has an endowment valued at nearly $141M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $13.8M (9.7%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of California-Riverside had a total expenditure of N/A. Of that N/A, they spent $348M on salaries and $144M on benefits.

University of California-Riverside employs 316 Professors, 206 Assistant professors, and 166 Associate professors. Most academics at University of California-Riverside are Male Professors (245), Male Assistant professors (132), and Male Associate professors (90).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-Riverside are: Office and Administrative Support, with 420 employees, Service, with 343 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 331 employees.



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