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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


Silver Surfer: Ghost Light 1-Dr. Solomon (Marvel)
Ghost Light, Marvel’s new cosmic hero, is Black
The once human character is now a superhero, envisioned by UCR professor John Jennings.
 
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Soil tainted by air pollution expels carbon
New UC Riverside research suggests nitrogen released by gas-powered machines causes dry soil to let go of carbon and release it back into the atmosphere, where it can contribute to climate change. 
 
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EVENTS


 

Explore UC Riverside

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

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Inside UC Riverside’s Botanic Gardens

Take a look inside UC Riverside’s beautiful Botanic Gardens. Learn about the “living museum” where UCR holds its Rose Garden, Turtle Pond, Butterfly Garden, scenic hiking trails, and more. Open to visitors free of cost of admission, the Botanic Gardens offers the opportunity to engage with nature while still on campus.

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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

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.
 

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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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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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