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Let Your Amazing Journey Begin

As one of the most highly ranked academic institutions in the country, we inspire our students to dream big, push boundaries, defy the odds, and blaze new trails.  Our undergraduate and graduate programs are led by dedicated, award-winning faculty who engage students in experience-based learning and research. Our welcoming, innovative, entrepreneurial campus community embodies the very best of California.

UC Riverside is one of the most ethnically diverse and inclusive research universities in the nation. We have been named the third-best college for Hispanics in the country (, 2016). We are also an Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI). 

At UCR, 87% of UCR undergraduate students who applied received some form of financial aid; 98% of Financial Aid recipients received gift-aid (grants and/or scholarships) and 77% of students' financial aid need was met with need-based financial aid. Learn more about UCR Financial Aid.

Whether you’re aiming for graduate or professional school or are looking ahead to succeed in your career, UCR is the right place to help you achieve your goals.

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Discover a variety of on-campus restaurants and shops that serve tasty, nutritious, and diverse options to feed your cravings. 

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Live in UCR’s residential communities and enjoy programs, activities and amenities to help you adjust to college, make new friends and achieve student success. 

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Financial Aid

UCR was recently rated among the nation's most generous public universities in awarding financial aid to freshmen. Learn more about the financial aid you could receive at UCR. 

Financial Aid Resources

About UCR

UCR is a university of distinction and diversity. We are among 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California. 

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