UC Riverside Sees Record Number of Applicants for Fall 2016

For the first time in its history, UCR receives more than 50,000 applications

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) – The University of California, Riverside received more than 50,000 student applications for admission into the university for the Fall 2016 term. That is just over a 10 percent increase compared to the previous application cycle.

The pool of 52,467 applicants was made up of a total of 41,559 freshmen, and 10,908 transfer students.  UCR exceeded the 50,000 mark in total applications for the first time in the school’s history.

“Hitting this milestone is significant for the Riverside campus because it demonstrates in real numbers UCR’s popularity across the state,” said Emily Engelschall, the director of undergraduate admissions. “The numbers show that UC Riverside continues to grow as a campus of choice.”

There was also a significant increase in transfer applications.

“UCR is dedicated to increasing the number of transfer students on our campus,” Engelschall said. “To this end we have put forth much effort in our transfer specific outreach efforts. The increase in applications the UCR campus received for the Fall 2016 filing period is an early sign those outreach efforts are working.”

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