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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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Earth might be experiencing 7th mass extinction, not 6th
New research suggests environmental changes caused the first mass extinction event in history, which occurred millions of years earlier than scientists previously realized.   
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Complete skeletal remains of a 1,700 year-old spider monkey found in Teotihuacán, Mexico. PHOTO COURTESY OF NAWA SUGIYAMA
1,700-year-old spider monkey remains discovered in Teotihuacán, Mexico
The complete skeletal remains of a spider monkey — seen as an exotic curiosity in pre-Hispanic Mexico — grants researchers new evidence regarding social-political ties between two ancient powerhouses: Teotihuacán and Maya Indigenous rulers. 
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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.

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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.

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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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