University of California, Riverside

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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.

UCR is of the most ethnically diverse and inclusive research universities in the nation. We proudly hold the status of Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and have been named the third-best college for Hispanics in the country (BestColleges.com, 2016). We are also an Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI). 

At UCR, 86% of undergraduate students receive financial aid and 70% of those who receive aid have their full fees covered by grants and/or scholarships. 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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Undergraduate Admissions

UC Riverside is a top-tier university on the cutting edge of science, engineering, humanities, business, and research. Our Undergraduate Admissions Office can help you with admissions requirements and important deadlines.

UC Riverside is a top-tier university on the cutting edge of science, engineering, humanities, business, and research. Our Undergraduate Admissions Office can help you with admissions requirements and important deadlines.

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Graduate Admissions

With 39 Ph.D. programs, 37 Master's programs and 17 state teaching credential programs, UCR offers a wide range of opportunities for graduate study and research. Get more information on the application process and important deadlines.

With 39 Ph.D. programs, 37 Master's programs and 17 state teaching credential programs, UCR offers a wide range of opportunities for graduate study and research. Get more information on the application process and important deadlines.

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International Admissions

Each year, international students from more than 65 countries choose UC Riverside. We offer over 90 academic majors, highly respected advanced degrees, English language courses, and admissions counseling specifically for our international students.

Each year, international students from more than 65 countries choose UC Riverside. We offer over 90 academic majors, highly respected advanced degrees, English language courses, and admissions counseling specifically for our international students.

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Professional Studies

At UCR Extension, we create educational opportunities for learners of all ages. There are no admission requirements - if you have a desire to learn, you're in! Explore our online and on-campus Extension courses and enrollment information.

At UCR Extension, we create educational opportunities for learners of all ages. There are no admission requirements - if you have a desire to learn, you're in! Explore our online and on-campus Extension courses and enrollment information.

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Summer Sessions

UC Riverside's Summer Sessions features over 450 available courses — including many high-demand classes — with a relaxed campus atmosphere and a convenient class schedule. Get more information on registration and important deadlines.

UC Riverside's Summer Sessions features over 450 available courses — including many high-demand classes — with a relaxed campus atmosphere and a convenient class schedule. Get more information on registration and important deadlines.

Campus Life
Explore UCR

There's no better way than a campus tour to get a feel for UC Riverside. Come visit us in person; schedule a tour of UCR with a current student as your expert guide.

There's no better way than a campus tour to get a feel for UC Riverside. Come visit us in person; schedule a tour of UCR with a current student as your expert guide.

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Virtual Tours

Get an inside look at campus life before your campus visit! You can experience UCR anytime, from anywhere with our 360o virtual tours. 

Get an inside look at campus life before your campus visit! You can experience UCR anytime, from anywhere with our 360o virtual tours. 

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Find Your Place

Our signature music festivals, talented sports teams, and one-of-a-kind student organizations all contribute to the excitement that permeates UCR.

Our signature music festivals, talented sports teams, and one-of-a-kind student organizations all contribute to the excitement that permeates UCR.

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Climb up the Walls

 UCR’s newly expanded Student Recreation Center (SRC) is bigger and better than ever — and it’s all yours! As a registered UCR student, you are automatically a member.

 UCR’s newly expanded Student Recreation Center (SRC) is bigger and better than ever — and it’s all yours! As a registered UCR student, you are automatically a member.

Additional Information

Dining

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

Housing

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. 

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. 

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.