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The University of California - Riverside

UCR/UC-Riverside says:
The 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.
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Your Chances at UCR/UC-Riverside
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Your Chances at UCR/UC-Riverside
(on SAT score alone)
Men
Women
# Applicants
13,732
16,659
# Admitted
8,587
10,256
% Admitted
62.5%
61.6%
% Overall
62.0%

Students who got into UCR/UC-Riverside:

Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (12), Grades (17), Sports/Extracurriculars (5), College Essay (1)
Minimal effortJul 14 2015Business - Management and Administration
Minimal effort. Don't go unless you are trying to get your money taken away and willing to deal with their shit.
ACT: 28 SAT: 1820 Male
Everybody gets inJul 23 2013Anthropology
Everybody gets in. It's who stays in. I had 25 friends get kicked out my freshman year or end up on academic probation due to poor grades.
Female
Good grades, extracurriculars, high SAT score, well-written personal statement,May 25 2012English
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.
SAT: 2000 Female

Getting in is a jokeFeb 17 2012Biology
Getting in is a joke. Everyone gets in here because they will take anyone.
Male
Do whatever everyone does to get into UC'sAug 02 2011Video/Media
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.
SAT: 1940 Male

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