World-leading Research, Knowledge-driven Impact
Ranked in the top 15 for best public universities in the nation, UC Riverside has created a new model for what a great public research university can achieve. Our efforts were recognized in 2023 when UCR became a member of the Association of American Universities, or AAU, comprised of the country’s leading research universities.
As a leader in research both nationally and globally, we’re building a better future for everyone. UCR is ranked No. 2 in the world for research in entomology by the Center for World University Rankings and No. 31 in the world in plant and animal sciences, according to U.S. News Global Rankings. We’re also home to the largest indoor atmospheric test chamber, and a national leader in air pollution and alternative fuels research.