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University of California, Riverside Campus: Admissions 2024, Ranking & Cost

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About the University of California Riverside

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Year of establishment1954
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Also Known AsUCR
Accepted Exams
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Total International Students687
Size of Campus in acres1200
UG/PG Course Ratio0.96
Faculty/Student Ratio22
Endowments ValueUS Dollar 251 million
No.of Campuses1
Accommodation expenses11115 USD for 3 sharing (UG),8110 USD for 2 sharing (PG)
Meal expenses6912 USD (UG),6912 USD (PG)
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Q:   Is UC Riverside a Tier 1 school?

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Yes, UC Riverside is a Tier 1 school in the USA. UCR is the highest-ranked tier 1 research institution in California in this year's ranking and one of only two tier 1 research institutions on the west coast to make a list.
 

Q:   What is the application fee for the University of California Riverside?

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Upon filling out the application form, international students are required to pay a non-refundable application fees. The application fees for international students at the University of California Riverside is USD 80 per applicant. The application form will not be processed untill the application fee is paid. International students can pay the application fee online thruogh their credit and debit card. 

 

Q:   Is it hard to get into UC Riverside?

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The University of California Riverside has an acceptance rate of 65%. Which is significantly higher and indicates that university is moderately selective for admissions. So, it is not hard to get into the University of California Riverside, howerver, international students should check the minimum eligibility before applying. 

 

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Q:   Does UC Riverside give merit scholarships?

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Yes, the University of California Riverside provides merit scholarships to students. Merit-based aid, also called non-need-based aid, is awarded for a specific talent or academic achievement. The average non-need-based scholarship or grant awarded to first-year students at the University of California, Riverside - excluding any athletic scholarships, if applicable - was USD 6,301.

 

Q:   What GPA do I need for a full University of California Riverside Scholarships?

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The University of California Riverside offers a variety of scholarships to international students. Every scholarship has certain requirements. Generally, the overall criteria for UC Riverside is a 4.0 Grade Point Average is not only a high GPA, it's an impressive GPA that's sure to catch the eyes of many scholarship providers. Since the minimum GPA for a full-ride University of California Riverside scholarship is usually set at 3.5, a 4.0 is sure to always be beyond what's required.

 

Q:   Does UC Riverside have scholarships for international students?

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Yes, the University of California Riverside have many scholarships for international students. International students get UC Riverside scholarships based on merit. Students are considered for some scholarships automatically when they apply to UC Riverside. If you are an incoming freshman, you are automatically considered for these scholarships when you submit your UCR application: Regents Scholarship (USD 10,000 renewable for up to four years).

 

University of California Riverside Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :USD 80 - 200
  • Type of deadline :Regular
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Type of documentsApplicable for
SOPNeeded for few courses
LORNeeded for few courses
EssaysNeeded for few courses
CVNeeded for few courses
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Fall1ˢᵗ Mar - 1ˢᵗ Jun 2024
Spring1ˢᵗ Dec 2024
Summer1ˢᵗ Mar 2023
Winter1ˢᵗ Sep 2024
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Q:   What are the admission deadlines for the University of California Riverside?

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The admissions at the University of California Riverside are done on a rolling basis. However, international students should check the admission deadlines before applying at the University of California Riverside. The admission deadlines of UC Riverside for international students are: 

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First-year Undergraduate programsOct 1, 2024 - Nov 30, 2024
Summer IntakeMay 1, 2024
Winter IntakeNov 1, 2024
Spring IntakeFeb 1, 2024
 

Q:   How to apply at UC Riverside from India?

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Students from India applying for undergraduate programs can use the common application form made for all the universities under the University of California system. And, for the postgraduate programs, international students can use the university's own aplication portal to apply to as many courses as they wish. However, Indian students should check the minimum admission requirements before applying to the University of California Riverside

 

University of California Riverside Fees & Eligibility

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MS(5 courses)
INR 23 L - 24 L
Duration1 year-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above, GRE
MBA/PGDM(3 courses)
INR 48 L - 52 L
Duration9-21 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above, GMAT
MIM(2 courses)
INR 48 L - 52 L
Duration9 months-1 year
Exam AcceptedGMAT, GRE, IELTS: 7 & Above
PG Diploma(6 courses)
INR 15 L - 21 L
Duration9 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above
B.E. / B.Tech(8 courses)
INR 34 L
Duration4-5 years
Exam AcceptedSAT, IELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above
BBA(3 courses)
INR 34 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedSAT, IELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above
PG Certificate(1 course)
INR 7 L
Duration12 weeks
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above
B.Sc.(1 course)
INR 30 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedSAT, IELTS: 7 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above
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Q:   What are the admission requirements for UC Riverside for international students?

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Inernational students must meet the minimum eligibility to get into the University of California Riverside. International students should check the minimum admission requirements before applying to UC Riverside. The general admission requirements for international students are:

  • Online application form
  • SAT/ACT
  • English language proficiency
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions
  • Essay
  • GRE/GMAT
 

Q:   How much is UC Riverside tuition fee for international students?

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The tuition fee for international students at the UC Riverside will depend on the type of course and level of study. Also, tuition fee for international students and domestic students may vary since the University of California Riverside is a public university. The average tuition fee for international students at UC Riverside is given below. 

CoursesFees
MSINR 23 L - 24 L 
MBA/PGDMINR 50 L
MIMINR 48 L - 52 L 
 

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Students Ratings & Reviews

3.7/5
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Vibe of Campus
  • Academically oriented
  • Easy going
  • Friendly
  • Multi-dimensional
Student Views
  • 50% students never faced discrimination in this university
Internships3
Part time work3.4
Post study jobs3.4
Quality of faculty4.6
Student Life4
Value for money3.8
Public transportation4.2
Safety3.4
Indian Food3.4
Permanent Immigration3.4
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M.S. in Computer Science - Batch of 2025
3.6
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
Job market is a bit rough currently.
Tips: The studies in the university are at a satisfactory level. The research opportunities are relatively good. Students should start looking for accommodation early if they desire to stay near campus. Approach seniors in your desired course of study to enquire about how the course structure is. UCR follows the quarter system and not the semester system. So exams come and go quickly.
Likes (Public transportation): The public transport across the county is good. The bus transport is free for all UCR students and can easily be enrolled. There is also a metro system which connects Riverside to places all across the county like Los Angeles etc. The metro system is also free for all UCR students.
Dislikes (Internships): The internship market in general is not in a good state now. A lot of students from all over the United States are struggling to get internships. It is not particularly related to UCR and students should start searching early for internships. The job market might get better next year.
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M.S. in Computer Science - Batch of 2023
3.3
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
Good college to study and very good experience
Tips: UCR has a quarter based system. So it will be hectic and have to put in a lot of time every week. Getting TA jobs is relatively hard for Master Students but not impossible. MS students can get Reader jobs relatively easily. The people here are friendly and the professors are very approachable.
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M.S in Computer Engineering - Batch of 2023
3.2
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An average American university (Not top 50)
Tips: Scholarships are limited, you have to apply by yourself. There are a lot of international students so not much cultural shift. The course is okay and doable. Have to put in effort. The area is not such a great place. It's a college town but still, the rent is pretty high. Tuition is for 4 quarters 15 months and since it finishes early you can save on other cost. Faculty is good and all are from great universities. Teaching is also good and on par with the best universities.
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4.2
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I'm pretty satisfied with the college
Tips: The college is a bit more inclined towards academia, where you will need to read a lot of research papers. Though it may not completely align with you if you are solely focused on getting a job, I feel being a master's student, this is one skill one should possess.
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Quality faculty members with supportive staff.
Tips: The college is research oriented, so many professors give research paper reading and critique as assignments. Grading is easy as long you don't cheat and submit assignments on time. The college also supports the students a lot. The recreational center is huge and is a good place to chill. Also note that it is a quarter system, so some might feel it is hectic but to be honest, it is not, you just need to plan things.
Likes (Quality of faculty): The faculty is well-qualified and explain the concepts very well. They encourage research and projects. They are very flexible and open to extending deadlines. Professors do not mind having discussions and meeting people after class hours. We can even work on projects under professors.
Dislikes (Indian Food): No tasty vegetarian Indian food. I don't eat meat so I don't know about non-veg food, but from what I have heard it is better than vegetarian food. The food was bland and I felt it was made out of cold storage stuff, which we already have at home. It doesn't taste like food back in India even though Indians are running these restaurants.
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Q:   Who are the top employers of graduates at the University of California Riverside?

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The University of California Riverside graduates are in high demand in the US and the world. A number of companies come to UC Riverside for campus recruitment every year. Check below the list of some of the top employers of UC Riverside

UC Riverside Top Employers 
UC RiversideAmazon
City YearTarget
Walt Disney CompanyRiverside Unified School District
DeloitteTeach for America
Kaiser PermanenteGoldman Sachs
Northrop GrummanIntel Corporation
Jurupa Unified School DistrictGoogle Inc.
Moreno Valley Unified SchoolEsri
PricewaterhouseCoopersCounty of Riverside
Kohl's Loma Linda University 
 

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Q:   How much does it cost of live on campus of the University of California Riverside?

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The University of California Riverside offers a varity of accommodation options such as residence halls, apartment-style and family housing. The cost of living on-campus housings will depend on the type of accommodations you choose to live in. The housing rates for residence halls are given below for references. 

Annual Room & Board Costs of Residence halls 

Residence HallAnnual Rates
Aberdeen-Inverness & LothianUSD 13,050
DundeeUSD 13,614
Pentland HillsUSD 13,257
 

University of California Riverside Rankings 2024

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#301-400
#401-450
Business Economics
C
#601-800
Chemical Engineering
B+
#48
Mechanical Engineering
B
#75
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Q:   What is University of California Riverside QS ranking?

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The University of California Riverside is ranks among the top 100 universities in the US. If we talk about the University of California Riverside QS ranking, then it ranks 69 in the US and 404 in the world in 2024. There is a decline of 49 position in the UCR QS ranking in 2024 as compared to 453 in 2023.

 

Q:   Is University of California, Riverside good for MS in CS?

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The University of California, Riverside ranks among the top 10 in the US for Computer Science program. The UC Riverside MS CS fees is also affordable for International students. Therefore, the university become one of the prefered choice to study MS in CS in the USA. International students can check below the University of California Riverside MS in CS fees:

Fees components

Amount

Tuition & fees

INR 23,22,418

Hostel & Meals

INR 11,87,379

Insurance

INR 1,15,647

Student Campus Fee

INR 24,758

Total

INR 36,50,202

Also read: Top 20 Universities in the USA for MS in Computer Science 2023

 

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The University of California Riverside GPA requirements have been specified by the university and are given below:

  • Undergraduate: The applicants must earn a minimum GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale (equivalent to 85%). The assessment of a qualifying GPA is based on “a-g” courses (needed in high school / sec

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IELTS / TOEFL / Duolingo (exceptions) scores are accepted from international students at the University of California, Riverside campus. UC Riverside English language proficiency requirements are given below:

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6.5 or higher

Overall score of 7 with no score less than 6 on any individual component

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80 or better

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The University of California, Riverside Campus admission requirements are given below:

  • In the case of undergraduate admissions to UCR, the applicants are required to have a high school qualification. The applicants must have completed Class 10 and Class 12 with average marks of 70 and above and no ma

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The University of California, Riverside campus application fee is different for undergraduate and graduate courses. Interested candidates can apply to UCR by filling the application form present at the official website of the university.

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The application process for the University of Riverside MBA course is given below:

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