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Submit Your Application for UC Riverside NOW!

University of California applications open November 1, 2021.
By Undergraduate Admissions |

We’re hearing your unique story. We're feeling your commitment. And we’re ready to meet the real you! Through November 1-30, we’re accepting college applications from students who are ready to start their new #LifeAtUCR

We’ve been waiting for a Highlander like you — and we can’t wait any longer. Apply to UC Riverside today!


Why UCR?!


A UCR Degree is Affordable and So Worth It

The cost of attending UC Riverside is extremely competitive with private institutions and other University of California campuses. UCR offers its students generous financial aid packages and will connect you with scholarships and opportunities to help ease any concerns you may have about affording a university education. The cost of living in Riverside is much lower than in metropolitan areas like Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego.

  • 98.2% of UCR undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid. (UCR Financial Aid, 2020–21)
  • UCR graduate’s mid-career median salary is $116,600. (, 2020–21)
  • UCR's class of 2020 works for high profile companies, like Amazon, City Year, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, Google, Northrop Grumman, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), Raytheon Technologies, RSM US LLP, and Thermo Fisher Scientific. (UCR Career Center)
You’ll Love UCR’s Most Popular Majors

According to U.S. News, the most popular majors at UCR include:

  • Social Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Engineering
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • English Language and Literature/Letters
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
  • Education

Tips on choosing a major:

  • You should apply to a major that interests you, rather than to one you think gives you the best chance for admission.
  • To increase your chances for admission, if your first-choice major is a selecting major, you are encouraged to choose a non-selecting alternate major.


UCR Ranks High
UC is Still Test-Free

UC Riverside will no longer use standardized exam scores (ACT/SAT) in the comprehensive review and selection process through the fall 2024 admission cycle. If you choose to submit test scores as part of your application, they may be used to determine your eligibility for the California statewide admissions guarantee, as an alternative method of fulfilling minimum requirements for eligibility or for course placement after you enroll.