UC Riverside

Rankings and Quick Facts

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Rankings and Quick Facts

UC Riverside has received recognition in many national and international rankings, including:

  • Time Magazine ranked UC Riverside #1 based on metrics of graduation rate, affordability, and the financial aid available to students.
  • Washington Monthly (August 2015) ranked UC Riverside 2nd in the nation in its annual University and College Survey.
  • U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 121st overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."
  • U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:
    • Graduate School of Education 76th among ranked schools
    • Bourns College of Engineering – 71st among ranked schools
  • UC Riverside was included in the (August 2015) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 379 Colleges."
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2015) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top-150. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world’s top 500 universities."

Faculty Distinctions

  • UCR faculty includes 48 Fulbright Fellows, 19 recipients of Guggenheim Fellowships, and 49 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellows.
  • Among 38 University Professorships, the highest honor in the University of California, UCR faculty have been awarded four (10%).
  • Current and former faculty includes six members of the National Academies, and 200 current or former members elected as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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The Facts & the Impacts

Rankings As the only public research university in Inland Southern California, we are on the leading edge of pioneering research that affects the challenges each of us face daily. As a proud member of the Riverside and Southern California communities, UCR's impacts extend beyond just educating students, including contributions to the local economy and promoting positive growth.

Learn more about our campus, including the enrollment, diversity, and academic programs we offer.

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