University of California-Riverside

Public, Four-years School Located in Riverside, CA

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How much is the UC Riverside tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, UC Riverside's tuition & fees is $14,170 for California residents and $44,947 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $37,522 for California residents and $68,299 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

UC Riverside Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$14,170
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$44,947
Books & Supplies Costs$1,566
On-campus Room & Board$17,333
On-campus Expenses$4,453
Off-campus Room & Board$12,543
Off-campus Expenses$5,186
2023-2024 Projection
California Residents Tuition & Fees$13,104
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$44,130

How Much Does it Cost to Go to UC Riverside for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $190,262 at UC Riverside. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $283,932. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $197,900.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$45,971$68,391$47,604
Sophomore (2024-25)$47,018$70,090$48,830
Junior (2025-26)$48,089$71,833$50,088
Senior (2026-27)$49,184$73,619$51,379
4 Years Total$190,262$283,932$197,900
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$47,018$70,090$48,830
Sophomore (2025-26)$48,089$71,833$50,088
Junior (2026-27)$49,184$73,619$51,379
Senior (2027-28)$50,305$75,450$52,704
4 Years Total$194,596$290,992$203,000
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$48,089$71,833$50,088
Sophomore (2026-27)$49,184$73,619$51,379
Junior (2027-28)$50,305$75,450$52,704
Senior (2028-29)$51,450$77,328$54,063
4 Years Total$199,028$298,229$208,233
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$49,184$73,619$51,379
Sophomore (2027-28)$50,305$75,450$52,704
Junior (2028-29)$51,450$77,328$54,063
Senior (2029-30)$52,622$79,253$55,458
4 Years Total$203,562$305,649$213,603
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$50,305$75,450$52,704
Sophomore (2028-29)$51,450$77,328$54,063
Junior (2029-30)$52,622$79,253$55,458
Senior (2030-31)$53,821$81,226$56,889
4 Years Total$208,198$313,256$219,114

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, UC Riverside' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, four-years colleges in California, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $13,259.
University of California-Riverside$14,170$44,947
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California Four-years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between UC Riverside and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
University of California-RiversideRiverside, CA$14,170$44,947
California State University-FresnoFresno, CA$6,980$18,860
California State University-FullertonFullerton, CA$7,073$18,953
San Francisco State UniversitySan Francisco, CA$7,424$19,304

Financial Aid and COA

At University of California-Riverside, 17,743 students (78%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $20,324.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at UC Riverside is $47,975 for students living on-campus and $43,918 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 4,097 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $22,042 and the average amount of student loans is $5,140.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$37,522$68,299
COA (off-campus)$33,465$64,242
Tuition & Fees$14,170$44,947
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$23,352$23,352
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$19,295$19,295
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$17,198$47,975
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$13,141$43,918
Average Financial Aid$20,324$20,324
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship17,74378%$20,324
Pell Grants11,29649%$5,361
Federal Student Loan7,59333%$5,551
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid4,09779%-
Grants or Scholarships3,85175%$22,042
Federal Grants3,29864%$7,061
Pell Grants2,38746%$5,279
Other Federal Grants3,29164%$3,247
State/Local Grants3,15661%$10,795
Institutional Grants3,21662%$8,560
Student Loan Aid1,71033%$5,140
Federal Student Loans1,67633%$4,702
Other Student Loans701%$13,006
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level3,1972,986$19,794
110,001 or more497302$4,721

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

UC Riverside's acceptance rate is 65.38%. A total of 52,672 applicants applied to and 34,437 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 5,203 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 15.11%.
To apply to UC Riverside, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
Acceptance Rate65.38%62.02%68.28%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)15.11%16.10%14.33%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresNeither Required Nor Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

University of California-Riverside has a total of 26,809 students including 22,911 undergraduate and 3,898 graduate students. By gender, there are 12,888 male students and 13,959 female students attending UC Riverside. The school offers online degree programs and 145 students enrolled online exclusively (0.54% of all students).
Total26,847 12,88813,959
Undergraduate22,868 10,74712,121
Graduate3,979 2,1411,838

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address900 University Ave, Riverside, CA
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered182 Programs
Graduate Program Offered102 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate68.69%
Student Population26,809
Graduation Rate76%
Transfer-out Rate15%
Retention Rate87% (Full-time), 34% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate24 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties1,051 (Full-time), 160 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs3,997 (Full-time), 482 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$133,120
Average Staff Salary$77,966