Bold hearts. Brilliant minds.
An education at UC Riverside is more than attending class. It’s joining a community where diversity equals vitality. Where support and empowerment lifts spirits and propels ideas forward. Here, you won’t just answer problems. You’ll be part of global solutions.
Ranked in the top 15 for best universities in the nation — and first for social mobility — UCR has created a new model for what a great public research university can help you achieve!
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Feel the Love at UCR!
We Support You
Your success is our top priority. Ease into college life with help from faculty, peer mentors, and first-year learning communities. Get a tutor at the Academic Resource Center (ARC). Feel at home with eight Ethnic & Gender Centers. Find community in 500+ student organizations. We’ll even connect you to employers on campus and around the world.
We Think Big
At UCR, our strength lies in our diversity. You'll be joining a community of faculty and students from over 80 countries and countless cultural identities to exchange knowledge, build social mobility, and shape future leaders. To foster personal growth and expression, you can engage in more than 500 student-led groups, including cultural, spiritual, academic, artistic, and fraternity/sorority organizations.
We Have Fun
Students boost study-life balance with fun, friends, and newness. Work out at the state-of-the-art Student Recreation Center (SRC). Go camping or scuba diving at the beach with our Outdoor Excursion trips. Join Highlanders at one of our campus music festivals with featured artists such as Foster the People, Jhené Aiko, DJ Snake, and Kendrick Lamar.
We Have Heart
UCR students do good in the world. You'll find active and energized groups ready to share, support, and empower your passion for issues affecting our communities and the world. For the annual Highlander Day of Service, hundreds of UCR students, alumni, parents/guardians, and friends join forces in over 25 community service events across California.
“I chose UCR because of the opportunity to receive an education at the UC level while also being able to be represented by the diversity that the campus offers.”