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Is it true Riverside/Cruz accepts 90% of the admissions?

HappinessHappiness Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
edited February 2005 in College Admissions
Is it true Riverside/Cruz accepts 90% of the admissions? Does anyone know?
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Replies to: Is it true Riverside/Cruz accepts 90% of the admissions?

  • celebrian25celebrian25 Registered User Posts: 15,373 Senior Member
    according to collegeboard:

    Riverside: 79%

    Cruz:80%
  • HappinessHappiness Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
    That's a lot of percent too. But why i do i hear people saying both of those are pretty competitive schools.
  • rExRuN467rExRuN467 Registered User Posts: 1,215 Senior Member
    i tihnk its because not a lot of people apply to it and the low number that attends it might deceive people and make them think its comeptitive
  • celebrian25celebrian25 Registered User Posts: 15,373 Senior Member
    I don't know much about the cali system, so I can't really help you out on that front
  • jyancyjyancy Registered User Posts: 775 Member
    Those percentages are ridiculously high because most people who apply to the higher tier UCs also apply to those 2 schools as safeties but never attend and so the acceptance rate is overinflated.
  • zagatzagat - Posts: 2,360 Senior Member
    It is interesting they take such a high percentage of applicants. Despite this, the average GPA is about 3.5 at both. At SC, 90% were in top 10% of class. At R, 94%. So the answer must be that most CA high schools know what it takes to get in, the kids know, and they get few unqualified applicants. I guess it's not like everyone and their sister throwing in an ivy app for the heck of it.
  • feifei . Posts: 688 Member
    nonetheless they are both good schools...
  • undecidedundecided Registered User Posts: 2,029 Senior Member
    Old statistics.

    From the 2004 admissions report (here: http://www.ucop.edu/pathways/ucnotes/september04/cconf1.html )

    Riverside: 79.8%
    SC: 69.0%

    So yes, they do accept a lot of people; they are not among the most selective institutions. They are still selective, however, as the UC office of the President will tell you (about how 2004 was the first year the UCs were unable to offer admission to all eligible students). It's definitely one of those schools people can throw an application at with relative little worry ("just check that box and include $55 dollars, and get a 'guaranteed' admission under your belt").
  • jamimomjamimom Registered User Posts: 3,278 Senior Member
    I had seen those stats a few years ago and asked my brother who is a Californean about this. He said that there is a sort of guarantee for CA students to get into a UC with a certain proflie, and there is also a minimum academic profile to get into a UC at all. So, in a sense, anyone applying to UCs is preselected. If you make this high standard, you are likely to get into a UC if you make sure you make some safety choices within that category, but that does not mean those who do make the UC requirements are going to get in at all. It's a great system, in my book, and has made the UC system the best in the country as far as state university systems. When you see the number of UC schools making the top 50-100 national universities, it is mind boggling to those of us with one state school making that list.
  • feifei . Posts: 688 Member
    well you know it would suck if all the UCs were selective....
  • HappinessHappiness Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
    What is non - ELC? I know it means Eligibility in the Local Context but does it mean student do not satisfy the minimum 25 courses?
  • HappinessHappiness Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
    After reading that chart, it seems like IF you're a california resident with low GPA/ and do not satisfy the minimum requirements have a chance of getting in.
  • coolman25coolman25 Registered User Posts: 582 Member
    Yeah, they take a lot of people because there's a lot of people who turn them down. The thing is that UCR's gotten a really bad reputation for accepting the "leftover" applicants of the UC system. I already got notified of a Chancellor's scholarship and they also invited me to the Honors program, but i'm turning them down. And my grades suck too.
  • jyancyjyancy Registered User Posts: 775 Member
    Please clarify your last post Happiness- I lost you at the end. ELC is for I think the top 4%ish (not quite sure of number- maybe 5%?) of students gpa-wise at each school that are on track to fulfill the minimum course requirements and are given a boost in points admissionwise (initially suppose to guarantee you admission to lower tier UCs, I think someone said somewhere else they guarantee UCI and UCMerced this year). Non-ELC just means you didnt have a high enough gpa at your high school to be eligible, but you still need to fulfill the requirements to get into a UC (but you're not guaranteed like an ELC student). I don't think you can get in period w/o fulfilling the minimum requirement (maybe exceptions for recruited athletes?).
  • im_blueim_blue Registered User Posts: 2,142 Senior Member
    The main reason the acceptance rate is so high is because there are minimum requirements to even be considered as a UC applicant - what they call "UC eligibility rules." At other schools, you'll have a lot of people applying who have no shot of getting in, which brings the acceptance rate down. UC Riverside accepted all UC eligible applicants in 2004, so imagine how many people applied who were not even eligible. Theoretically their "admission rate" should be close to 100%.
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