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 (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.
How to apply to UC Riverside
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.