Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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University of California, Riverside (Riverside, CA)


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University of California, Riverside is ranked 69 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 298 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 70%
Applicants who took ACT 30%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+4%
600-69923%
600+27%

SAT Math Score

700+10%
600-69935%
600+45%

ACT Score

30-3615%
24-2949%
24+64%

Students applied38,505
Students admitted21,608
Admission rate56%

Students per faculty22

4-year graduation rate48%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$11,220
Fees$2,361
Room and board$16,400
Estimated book expense$1,700
Total cost$31,681

Cost after need-based aid$13,969
Cost after non-need-based aid$26,778

Average debt at graduation$21,464

Out of State

Tuition$37,902
Fees$2,361
Room and board$16,400
Estimated book expense$1,700
Total cost$58,363

Cost after need-based aid$40,651
Cost after non-need-based aid$53,460

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$47,200

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met81%
Average need-based aid$17,712
Average non-need-based aid$4,903

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment18,608

Full-Time

Men8,666
Women9,613

Part-Time

Men203
Women126

Freshmen retained91%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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