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Bold Hearts. Brilliant Minds.

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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NEWS


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Robot sleeves for kids with cerebral palsy
UC Riverside engineers are developing low-cost, robotic “clothing” to help children with cerebral palsy gain control over their arm movements. 
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The no-tech way to preserve California’s state grass
Though it is disappearing, California’s official state grass has the ability to live for 100 years or more. New research demonstrates that sheep and cattle can help it achieve that longevity.
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Explore UC Riverside

Take a tour of the UCR campus and get an inside look from anywhere in the world.

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Learn How Affordable a UC 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

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

First Year

Transfer

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

Transfer

International

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

International

Graduate

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

Graduate

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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UC Riverside Campus Tour

A group of students lead viewers on a video tour of University of California, Riverside, located in sunny Southern California. Enjoy a quick visit to several campus landmarks and an overview of some of UC Riverside’s academic programs, student organizations, facilities, and campus life.

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Beyond Brilliant

UC Riverside’s initiative dedicated to student-focused priorities across the university, will create opportunities for Highlanders to shine.

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