UC Riverside



People Like Us. They Really Do.

UC Riverside is regularly recognized as a top institution for higher education in national and international rankings.

Where We Rank as a University

  • Leiden University (2017) ranked UCR 359th in the world and 110thin North America in their survey of the 900 top universities.
    The Leiden Ranking is based on a sophisticated set of bibliometric indicators that measures the scientific impact of universities and of their involvement in scientific collaboration. When broken down by fields, UCR ranked:
    • 53rd in physical sciences and engineering
    • 113th in social sciences and humanities
    • 124th in biomedical and health sciences
    • 43rd in life and earth sciences
    • 56th in mathematics and computer science
  • U.S. News & World Report (2018) ranked UCR highly in several categories:
    • 58th among top public national universities
    • 124th overall among national universities, public or private
  • Washington Monthly (2016) ranked UCR 12th in the nation its annual University and College Survey. Ranking criteria include social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and Ph.D.s), and service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).
  • The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) conducted by the Center for World Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2015) ranked UCR in the 151 to 200 group among the top 500 universities worldwide.
    • Environmental Science & Engineering ranked 23rd in the United States and 38th in the world
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering ranked 24th in the United States and 43rd in the world
    • Chemical Engineering ranked 18th in the United States and 45th in the world
    • Materials Science and Engineering ranked 23rd in the United States and in the top 75 in the world
    • Mechanical Engineering ranked 29th in the United States and in the top 75 in the world
  • The Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2017) placed UCR as the 165th ranked university in the world. The survey of more than 13,000 experienced academics from 131 countries ranked institutions solely on their reputations for teaching and research. The Times Higher Education is the leading higher education news publication in the United Kingdom.

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