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Follow Your Dreams to California.
Follow Your Heart to UCR.

Turn your passion into purpose as part of the UCR family. Our award-winning faculty will mentor you. Our diverse campus community will embrace you. And our dedicated resources will help you build your future! Sunny Southern California invites you to make the University of California, Riverside your home away from home.

Come discover how we can nurture your passions and apply to UCR today!

 

Out-of-State Financial Aid, Costs & Fees

You can afford a UC education! The cost of attending UCR is extremely competitive compared with other University of California campuses and private schools. Living in Riverside is also considerably less expensive than living in Los Angeles, Orange County or San Diego. Read on to learn more about the programs available to help you pay for your UCR degree and how much that degree costs.

 

Financial Aid

A UC degree is more affordable than you might think! Scholarships, loans and work-study are offered to qualified students by UCR’s Financial Aid office. To qualify for financial aid, you need to complete the Free Application or Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 2.

92%

of UCR undergraduates receive some form of financial aid.

76%

of students’ financial aid need was met with need-based aid.

(Financial Aid Office, 2018–19)
 

Additional Aid

Non-Resident Achievement Scholarship

Non-resident/out-of-state freshman and transfer students are automatically considered for the Non-Resident Achievement Scholarship with their acceptance to UCR. No additional forms, paperwork or applications are required to receive the scholarship. Top-achieving students can receive up to $4,500 each quarter. go.ucr.edu/nrscholarship

UC Riverside Foundation Scholarships

The UC Riverside Foundation offers scholarships, fellowships, internships, prizes, awards and loans to qualifying UCR students. Use the online database to search for aid based on your college, major, financial need, career goals and more. scholarships.ucr.edu

Work-Study

Eligible students can earn money for school through an approved on- or off-campus work-study job. Funds can only be used during the academic year, and you must meet financial need, academic and other requirements to maintain your eligibility. careers.ucr.edu


 

2019–20 Estimated Costs for Out-of-State Undergraduates

  Living with Family Living in Residence Halls Living in Campus Apartments Living off Campus
Tuition and Fees* $45,355 $45,355 $45,355 $45,355
Room and Board $6,575 $17,350 $11,000 $11,000
Books/Supplies $1,450 $1,450 $1,450 $1,450
Transportation $1,500 $675 $1,300 $1,300
Personal Expenses $1,650 $1,575 $1,725 $1,725
Total $56,530 $66,405 $60,830 $60,830

*Tuition and fees are estimates and are subject to Regental approval. Fees are as of June 2019 and are subject to change.

Along with the $165 One-Time Document Fee charged to all new students, incoming out-of-state freshmen will be charged the mandatory $270 Highlander Orientation Fee, and out-of-state transfers will be charged $90.

Student Health Insurance Plan: You’re automatically covered!

Tuition and fees include Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) enrollment. SHIP is a comprehensive, affordable health insurance plan for undergraduate students. The Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plan provides covered students with access to a network of doctors, hospitals and other health care providers. SHIP also includes dental and vision care.

Estimated SHIP (Student Health Insurance Plan) = $1,774 
Fees including SHIP = $45,355; fees if SHIP is waived = $43,581

 

  UCR Net Price Calculator

Fill out the form at go.ucr.edu/estimate to get an estimate of what your full-time cost of attendance and financial aid package at UCR could be.

 

UCR alumna, Tiffany Reynolds stands in front of giant metal letters spelling UCR
“Keep your adventurous heart open because it takes a lot of courage to come to a school that is a completely different environment than where you’re from. Be open to all of the different options on campus — all of the different experiences they offer. There is so much to do [at UCR].”

 

Tiffany Reynolds, from Washington
Class of ’18, Psychology

Applying to UCR

As a public institution, we prioritize admission for California residents. However, UCR also believes that out-of-state students add an important and valuable depth to our campus.  And as a top-ranking university, UCR sets high admission standards. Incoming students are selected based on a wide range of criteria: academic performance, standardized exam scores and the potential for success as an undergraduate.

Prepare for admission to UCR with the Out-of-State Freshman Admission Checklist or the Out-of-State Transfer Admission Checklist

 

3.4

Minimum Out-of-State Freshman GPA Requirement

2.8

Minimum Out-of-State Transfer GPA Requirement

21:1

Student-to-Faculty Ratio

 


Out-of-State Freshman

Along with the minimum admissions requirements that California residents must meet, out-of-state applicants must also follow these instructions that apply specifically to them. If you are an international applicant studying in the United States but not in California, please follow these instructions for visa and U.S. entry requirements.

Requirements

  • Subject Requirements

    You must earn a grade of C or better in all “a-g” courses and complete a minimum of 15 college-preparatory (“a–g”) courses. There is no pre-approved course list for schools outside of California — refer to the “a-g” course list for types of classes out-of-state students should take to meet UC requirements. For students outside of California, “a-g” courses are the equivalent of college preparatory course.

    Eleven of those 15 courses must be completed prior to your senior year. Find out if your course is UC approved, and if your college course or SAT/AP/IB exam score meets an “a–g” requirement.

  • GPA Requirements

    To meet minimum out-of-state requirements, you must earn a GPA of 3.4 or higher in “a–g” courses taken during grades 10 and 11 (including summers before and after), weighted by a maximum of eight semesters of UC-approved honors points, with no grade lower than a C.

    Extra Points for Honors Courses: In calculating an out-of-state student's GPA, UC will grant honors weight for AP or IB courses only, but not for school-designated honors courses. The weight is given to letter grades of A, B, or C.

    • A=5, B=4 and C=3; D or F=0 extra points.
    • Approved honors-level courses may also include acceptable AP classes, higher- (and some standard-) level IB classes and transferable college courses.
  • Examination Requirement

    To meet minimum requirements to be considered for UCR selection, you must take the ACT with Writing or the SAT with Essay exam by December of your senior year and report your test scores by January of your senior year. Learn more about the examination requirement.

    SAT subject tests are not required. However, you may want to take them if you want to:

    • Demonstrate mastery of a particular subject. 
    • Satisfy an “a–g” requirement. 
    • Apply for a competitive major that strongly recommends them. 

    Applicants to the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE)  and College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) are strongly encouraged to take the SAT Math Subject Exam and either the Physics or Chemistry SAT Subject Exam.

How to Apply

Computing Entering major, Ryan Ulep stands on the UCR lawn with students studying in the distance
“Southern California is the place to be, and UCR is one of the biggest up and coming universities of the twenty-first century. UCR has continued to impress me in both its diversity and its desire to get students actively involved in the community. UCR helped me meet some of the best people, and allowed me to branch out and explore new cultures and activities.”

 

Ryan Ulep, from North Carolina
Computer Engineering Major

Out-of-State Transfer

Along with the minimum admissions requirements that California Community College transfers must meet, transfers from out-of-state colleges must also follow these instructions that apply specifically to them.

Requirements

  • Unit & GPA Requirements

    You must complete 60 semester (90 quarter) units of transferable college credit with a minimum GPA of 2.8 for out-of-state transfers. Some major programs require a higher minimum GPA for admission. Admission to UCR to selective, so strive to surpass the minimum.

  • Required Community College Classes

    You need to complete the following seven-course pattern by the end of the spring term prior to fall enrollment at UCR (or the fall term prior to enrollment if you're applying for winter admission):

    • Two transferable courses in English composition
    • One transferable course in mathematical concepts and quantitative reasoning
    • Four transferred courses chosen from at least two of these subject areas: arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, or physical and biological sciences

     

    Check ASSIST.org to see which courses from your community college are transferable.

Getting into Your Major

  • For All Majors

    In general, each major has prerequisite (major prep) coursework that you must take before transferring in order to get into your major.

    Take the recommended lower-division/general education/breadth classes for your major. Use ASSIST.org to see what your major program recommends or contact a UCR admissions counselor for help.

    Each major has a minimum GPA requirement. Some majors require a GPA higher than that required for basic admission. Programs are selective. Strive to surpass your program’s minimum GPA. Remember: All transferable coursework will be considered.

  • Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering Requirements

    Breadth Requirements
    You are strongly encouraged to focus on preparatory course work (mathematics, science and technical work) for your desired major rather than on IGETC completion. However, the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) does accept completion of IGETC as satisfying the majority of breadth requirements. Additional breadth coursework may be required after enrollment at BCOE.

    Prerequisites
    Strong technical preparation is essential for success in the admissions process and, subsequently, in all coursework at BCOE. If you intend to transfer to an engineering major, you are expected to complete the equivalent of UCR coursework required in the first two years of the programs and apply for transfer starting your junior year. Use ASSIST.org to see the prerequisites you must take for your intended major (and to make sure your classes will transfer).

    Minimum GPA
    Strive to surpass the 2.8 minimum GPA.

    Learn more about transferring to BCOE.

  • College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Requirements

    Breadth Requirements
    Complete IGETC or the UCR breadth pattern for the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS). 

    Prerequisites
    Use ASSIST.org to see the prerequisites you must take for your intended major (and to make sure your classes will transfer).

    Minimum GPA
    Strive to surpass the 2.8 minimum GPA.

    Learn more about transferring to CHASS.

  • College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Requirements

    Breadth Requirements
    You are strongly encouraged to focus on preparatory coursework (mathematics, science and technical work) for your desired major rather than on IGETC completion. However, the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) does accept completion of IGETC as satisfying the majority of breadth requirements. Additional breadth coursework may be required after enrollment at CNAS.

    Prerequisites
    Use ASSIST.org to view the prerequisites you must take for your intended major (and to make sure your classes will transfer).

    Minimum GPA
    Strive to surpass the 2.8 minimum GPA.

    Learn more about being a CNAS student.

  • Graduate School of Education Requirements

    Breadth Requirements
    Complete IGETC or the UCR breadth pattern for the Graduate School of Education (GSOE).

    Prerequisites
    Use ASSIST.org to see the prerequisites you must take for your intended major (and to make sure your classes will transfer). 

    Minimum GPA
    Strive to surpass the 2.8 minimum GPA.

    Learn more about being a GSOE student.

  • School of Business Requirements

    Breadth Requirements
    Complete IGETC or the UCR breadth pattern for the School of Business.

    Prerequisites
    Complete community college courses equivalent to seven lower division UCR business major requirements as listed on ASSIST.org.

    Minimum GPA
    Strive to surpass the 2.8 minimum GPA.

    Learn more about being a School of Business student.

  • School of Public Policy Requirements

    Breadth Requirements
    Complete IGETC or the UCR breadth pattern for the School of Public Policy (SPP).

    Prerequisites
    Use ASSIST.org to see the prerequisites you must take for your intended major (and to make sure your classes will transfer).

    Minimum GPA
    Strive to surpass the 2.8 minimum GPA.

    Learn more about being an SPP student.

For more information on major requirements review our Majors Preparation Guide.

How to Apply

  • Gather Your Information

    Before you begin, find out what important information is needed for an accurate fall/winter admission application.

  • Personal Insight Questions

    Express who you are, what matters to you and what you want to share with us by answering one required and an additional three out of seven personal insight questions.

  • Complete the UC Application

    Fall admission to UCR opens on Aug. 1. The fall application filing period is Nov. 1-30.

    Winter admission to UCR opens on July. 1. The winter application filing period is July 1-31.

    Start your UC application here.

    The fee is $70 for each UC. You can apply for a fee waiver — provided you have your family’s income and the number of people supported by it — when you fill out the application.

    If you have difficulties, contact ucinfo@applyucsupport.net or (800) 207-1710.

  • After You Apply

    Now that you have applied, there are just a few more steps to complete the process. These include printing your receipt, ordering test score reports and updating your application, if needed.

    UCR Undergraduate Admissions will email instructions on how to access your MyUCR admission portal account. Log in regularly to check your admission status, respond to messages, and track important dates and deadlines. Fall admission notifications begin in March. Admission notifications for winter begin in September.

Out-of-State Dates & Deadlines

Find the dates of instruction at registrar.ucr.edu.

 

Fall Admissions: Out-of-State Freshman and Transfer Students

Aug. 1

Access the UC application

Nov. 1–30

Submit your UC application

Jan. 31

Deadline to complete the Transfer Academic Update for transfer students

March 

Admission notifications begin

March 1

Housing contracts become available

May 1

Freshman deadline to submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR)

May 10

Deadline to submit housing contract and first payment

June 1

Transfer deadline to submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR)

July 1

Deadline to submit your final, official high school transcript (or college transcripts/documents for coursework completed through end of spring)

July 15

Deadline to submit official AP, IB and A-Level exam scores

September

Fall quarter begins

 

Winter Admissions: Out-of-State Transfer Students

July  1

Access the UC application

July 1–31

Submit your UC application

September

Admission notifications begin

September

Housing: Since campus housing is highly impacted and assigned first-come, first served, it is recommended that you submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR), housing contract or application and first housing payment as early as possible.

Oct. 15

Deadline to submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR)

Nov. 1

Deadline to submit your final transcripts/documents for coursework completed through fall

Dec. 1

Deadline to register for winter Highlander Orientation

Jan. 15

Deadline to submit your final transcript/document for coursework completed through end of fall

January

Winter quarter begins

 

Financial Aid

Oct. 1

Access the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and GPA form to apply for financial aid (UCR school code: 001316)

March 2

Deadline to submit your FAFSA

 

 

Resources & Support

UCR is dedicated to your success and offers a range of programs and resources to support you along your path to a UCR degree. Get guidance from faculty and student mentors. Excel in your courses with the help of a tutor or study group. Connect with a wellness department to take care of your physical, mental and emotional health. Develop as a leader in a campus organization.


Meet Your Counselor

For Out-of-State Students


Mandy Loh

Assistant Director of International and Out-of-State Recruitment and Evaluation
(951) 827-4410
mandy.loh@ucr.edu
Also speaks: Cantonese

Gabriel Hernandez

Out-of-State Admissions Specialist
(951) 827-5492
gabriel.hernandez3@ucr.edu
Also speaks: Spanish

 

 

 

 

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