At UC Riverside, you will be surrounded by the most diverse, talented and driven students in the world. In fact, we are consistently ranked as one of the most diverse universities in the nation because our students come from multiple cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds and parts of the world.Learn More: Majors and Programs
A REPUTATION FOR EXCELLENCE
UC Riverside is highly ranked for its collaborative and inclusive culture, innovative research and contributions to the world.
college in the nation for affordability, graduation rates and financial aid metrics. (Time Magazine, 2014)
best colleges for educational quality, affordability and alumni success. (Money Magazine, 2017)
in the nation for contributing to the public good based on our social mobility, research and service. (Washington Monthly, 2015)
university in the nation for community service participation. (Washington Monthly, 2016)
public university in the nation to offer gender-neutral housing. (CollegeChoice.net)
in the world for Entomology (The Center for World University Rankings, 2017)
most diverse university in the nation. (Forbes, 2016)
“Best Bang for the Buck” university in the nation. (Washington Monthly, 2014)
of park-like campus, driving-distance to the beach.
of UCR faculty have a Ph.D. or equivalent.
student-to-faculty ratio. Work closely with faculty!
university in the nation for significant faculty awards – ahead of Yale, Duke and Dartmouth. (Washington Monthly, 2014)
Number of countries from which UC Riverside students originate.
“UCR is the platform for you to excel. It truly caters to your needs, and provides you with leadership opportunities. And most importantly, you are surrounded in a family-like environment. Keep your arms open for what UC Riverside has to offer!”
Business Administration '15
Home Country: Chengdu, China
Have Fun. Meet Friends. Create Lasting Memories.
Our signature music festivals, talented sports teams, and one-of-a-kind student organizations all contribute to the excitement that permeates UCR. No matter what your background or interests are, UCR has something for you! See all that you have to look forward to.
UC Riverside is highly ranked and
highly respected around the world.
“…(UC Riverside Students are) as bright and engaged as any students I’ve taught at Harvard or Berkeley, and also determined to give back to their communities and their society. UCR has the energy of an underdog that knows it’s winning the race that’s worth winning. I wish we could clone UCR all over America.”
Robert B. Reich (UC Berkeley professor, Former
U.S. Secretary of Labor, Best-selling author)