University of California, Riverside

College Portrait


What is College Portrait?

The College Portrait is a nation-wide effort to assist students and parents in comparing and selecting a college. Using a standard layout, the College Portrait enables students to easily compare facts about different colleges. UC Riverside's College Portrait can be viewed online through this Web site or downloaded as a PDF. Also included is a page of terms used in the College Portrait to help you understand the data presented. Review UCR's College Portrait, and compare us to other colleges. We think you will be impressed.

College Portrait answers your questions!

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions:

  • How much does it cost to go to UCR?
    Going to UCR is a bargain. To review the costs and financial aid opportunities, visit the Costs of Attendance and Financial Aid page.
  • How does UCR rank compared to other universities?
    UCR is one of the top ranked schools in the nation. Among many other accolades, UC Riverside was ranked 9th among "up and coming" universities by U.S. News and World Report, and 41st among national public universities in U.S. News’ 2011 edition of America’s Best Colleges.  Visit our Rankings and Quick Facts pages to learn more.
  • Can I graduate in four years?
    Yes, you can. The majority of UCR's students graduate in four years with the average being four years and one quarter. See UCR's "Time to Degree" statistics.
  • How large are your classes?
    At UCR, undergraduates will experience classes ranging from as big as 570 to as small as 3 or 4. Overall, most (70%) classes have enrollments less than 30 students. Learn more about class sizes.
  • What are the most popular majors?
    The most popular major at UCR is business administration, followed by psychology, and biology. See a complete list of majors at MyUCR.
  • Isn't UCR a commuter school?
    Some undergraduates choose to commute. However, over 75% of freshmen live on campus. Learn more about student housing opportunities.

Make your own portrait at MyUCR

If you need more information, please visit MyUCR, the Web site for future UCR students. It  provides a rich "Explore" section as well as detailed answers to questions about admissions, financial aid, housing, and many other aspects of college life.

Make your own portrait as you watch an online video with actual UCR students, explore 111 Facts about UCR in our online viewbook, or take a student-led campus tour. The picture you'll get is one you just might want to be a part of.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Undergraduate Admissions
3106 Student Services Building

Tel: (951) 827-3411
Fax: (951) 827-6344
E-mail: for prospective freshman
or for prospective transfer student inquiries