| UCR says: |
University of California, Riverside seeks to recruit and retain an
academically strong student body that has demonstrated the rigorous preparation
needed for admission to a major research institution and reflects
the diversity of our state and region. "
|Students who got into UCR say:|
Essay (1) |
| | Good grades, extracurriculars, high SAT score, well-written personal statement, life experience.
To get in, I recommend visiting campus and speaking with an admissions counselor.
Getting in is a joke. Everyone gets in here because they will take anyone.
Do whatever everyone does to get into UC's. SAT, SAT II, ACT (optional I think), and keep your grades up.
And while people from as far back as 2006 have been countering that UCR is becoming harder to get into, I think it's rubbish. Sure, UCR has a medical building and medical program now, but it's only going to bring competition (which will be very little to nothing at this point, since the program just launched last year or so and has a long time coming to establish itself). I know people who didn't even apply to UCR (or any UC for that matter) and were still sent acceptance packages from UCR's Admissions Office. It's that easy to get into. Now of course, don't just sit back and not even apply for UC's or put effort into high school because that all still does matter. UCR just happens to be a near guarantee for anyone wanting to do to college.
Get very good test scores on your ACT and/or SAT Reasoning. This is very important and should at the top of your priority list. Next, maintain a decent GPA weighted around 3.75-4.62 (yes a 4.62 is possible). Lastly, get involved in a few extra curricular activities. Volunteer services, sports, etc.