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At UC Riverside you won’t just take classes—you’ll take action. Powered by a great education, world-leading research, and knowledge-driven impact, our students are transforming the nation and the world. Because at UCR, we are a tapestry of trailblazers—from first generation students to globally recognized researchers—bringing together fluency of thinking that accelerates bold solutions and transforms lives.

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Patricia Cardoso, award winning filmmaker, director, and UC Riverside professor in the Department of Theater, Film, and Digital Production. UCR/Stan Lim)
Patricia Cardoso is first Latina to join the Academy’s Board of Governors, director’s branch
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences welcomed five new first-time members, including Cardoso.
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Money magazine rankings put UC Riverside in top tier
UC Riverside is one of only 54 universities to receive a 5-star ranking in Money magazine’s 2024 list of Best Colleges . It placed UCR in the top tier of the Money rankings, with a half-star improvement over the 2023 rankings, and in the top 7.2% of universities ranked nationwide.
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Explore UC Riverside

Take an in-person or virtual tour of UCR's beautiful, 1200-acre campus or explore UCR from anywhere using our interactive map with 360° photos and virtual tours.

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Dear Class of 2024

Laugh and cry alongside our 2024 graduates as they thank those who supported them in their academic journey at UC Riverside.

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Learn How Affordable a UCR Degree Can Be

Grants, scholarships, loans, and work study are offered to UC Riverside students, who receive some of the most generous financial aid packages in the nation. Business Insider ranked UCR No. 2 in the country for financial aid.

Degrees and Majors

Explore more than 80 undergraduate degree programs at UC Riverside. If you want to go far, come here.

Majors

Attending UC Riverside

First-Year Students

First Year

UC Riverside first-year students come from all over California and throughout the world—ready for a challenge.

First Year

Transfer students

Transfer

Your journey starts here, transfer to UC Riverside. UCR is the right place to help you achieve your goals.

Transfer

International students

International

Each year, international students from more than 65 countries choose UC Riverside.
 

International

Graduate students

Graduate

UCR offers a wide range of opportunities for graduate study and research.
 

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The Student Experience

At UCR, our strength lies in our diversity. You'll be joining a community of faculty and students from over 80 countries and countless cultural identities to exchange knowledge, build social mobility, and shape future leaders.

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