See What’s Possible
At UC Riverside students of every background and ambition, from first-generation college-goers to dedicated graduate researchers, are encouraged to dream big — and achieve their dreams.
Our students make our campus community a great place to live, learn, and grow — sharing their ideas, identities, and sense of what’s possible to help propel us forward in the dynamic digital and cultural space of an increasingly interconnected world.
UC Riverside offers its undergraduate students more than 80 majors, providing plenty of options to pursue the subject matter about which they are most passionate. And our drop-in tutoring and study lounges designed to accommodate a variety of learning styles, and impressive research library — one of the largest in the nation — ensure our students have everything they need to achieve their academic goals.
Taking Education to the Next Level
As the top-ranked university in the nation for social mobility (U.S. News 2020), UC Riverside is committed to helping students take their education to the next level. Across the board at UCR, challenging courses, interdisciplinary research opportunities, and inspiring faculty — including two Nobel Prize winners, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine — take students on a journey of innovation and growth.
With opportunities to participate in our University Honors program, take immersive summer sessions, or study across the globe, Highlanders connect with like-minded individuals who help to shape one another’s futures through shared curiosity, creativity, and community impact. The experience they gain benefits them as students and beyond — CNBC ranked UCR in the Top 10 colleges that pay off the most in big cities.
Summer Study Abroad Program
Experience spending the summer abroad while staying on track to graduate! UCR’s Summer Study Abroad Program offers UCR general catalog courses taught by UCR faculty in an international location. Including 5 weeks of cultural immersion while you deepen your learning, a global adventure awaits. Learn more about this unique opportunity to spend your summer studying abroad.
Education Abroad Program and Opportunities Abroad Program
Join more than 4,500 University of California students who live and learn across the globe. Offered in partnership with more than 140 universities in 35 countries, UCR’s unparalleled Education Abroad Program and Opportunities Abroad Programs offer exciting opportunities to deepen your studies, expand your perspective, and become immersed in cultural experiences you’ll never forget.
UC Center at Sacramento
Take advantage of hands-on learning and research opportunities in California's public policy arena through the UC Center at Sacramento. There are two integrated programs offered, academic policy and journalism, to help enrich your professional success. Chosen applicants will live and learn in Sacramento through an internship within the Capitol's policy community. Learn more about this resume-building, life-changing opportunity.
At Your Service
As one of the most self-sustained campuses in the UC system, UC Riverside is committed to providing our students a full spectrum of services to elevate their university experience. These services range from keeping our students safe and well on campus to ensuring their UCR education is financially attainable — Business Insider even ranked us No. 2 among top-tier universities for financial aid.