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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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 Extended Transfer Application

Good news, the UCR transfer application deadline has been extended! Transfer students now have until Aug. 31 to submit their application for winter 2023 transfer admission to UCR.

Apply by Aug. 31

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SOCIAL MOBILITY

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FOR FINANCIAL AID

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PUBLIC UNIVERSITY

-FORBES “BEST VALUE COLLEGES”

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MOST INNOVATIVE

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NEWS


Monkeypox explained
UC Riverside experts discuss disease symptoms, vaccines, and anxiety management
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Yosemite Valley
Drought increases microbe-laden dust landing in Sierras
Dust from all over the world is landing in the Sierra Nevada mountains carrying microbes that are toxic to both plants and humans. Research from UC Riverside shows higher concentrations of the dust are landing at lower elevations, where people are more likely to be hiking. 
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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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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.

Explore campus life

Coffee with the President

Join Chancellor Wilcox from UC Riverside as he chats with Alex Boylan, Executive Producer of The College Tour, about everything that makes UCR special. Learn all about the University of California, Riverside in an upcoming episode of TheCollegeTour in October 2022.

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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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