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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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No. 1

PUBLIC UNIVERSITY

-U.S. NEWS SOCIAL MOBILITY RANKINGS

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No. 2

FOR
FINANCIAL AID

-BUSINESS INSIDER

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No. 4

PELL GRANT PERFORMANCE

-WASHINGTON MONTHLY

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-PRINCETON REVIEW

 

NEWS


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Salton Sea dust triggers lung inflammation
UC Riverside study has health implications for people living around California’s largest lake
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School of Business launches new actuarial science degree program
UC Riverside’s School of Business is now offering a degree in actuarial science, providing a direct path for students seeking careers in finance and insurance. Actuarial science is a discipline that involves assessing financial risks using mathematical and statistical methods. Most who study it go on to work in high-paying positions in finance and insurance.
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EVENTS


 

 Extended Transfer Application

Good news, the UCR transfer application deadline has been extended! Transfer students now have until Jan. 6 to submit their application for fall 2023 transfer admission to UCR.

Apply by Jan. 6

UC Riverside Continues Climbing the Rankings

As a proud member of the world’s most prestigious public university system, UC Riverside both embodies and empowers the California Dream. Our vibrant, diverse, and thriving campus is a rocket ship, accelerating ideas and powering new possibilities. We’re among the top 1.3% of universities worldwide, according to the Center for World University Rankings, and continue to be named the nation’s leader for social mobility by U.S. News. The nation has noticed. UC Riverside is among the leaders in public higher education across a variety of metrics.

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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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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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