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Bold Hearts. Brilliant Minds.

UC Riverside is a tapestry of trailblazers — from first-generation students to globally recognized researchers — working together to accelerate bold solutions and transform lives.

Ranked No. 2 in the nation for social mobility and in the top 1.3% universities worldwide, UCR has created a new model for what a great public research university can help you achieve!


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Plan your next steps with dates and deadlines, academic requirements, financial aid, and more.

Madison Jenkins
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“The community, staff, and people are what make UC Riverside. I feel so supported!”

Madison Jenkins
Class of ’26, Creative Writing
🇺🇸 From Texas

NO. 2


Students are elevated to a higher standard of living.

– U.S. News Social Mobility Rankings



Based on quality of education, affordability, and student outcomes.

– Money magazine’s 2024 list of Best Colleges


UC Riverside is the most affordable of all prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) members in SoCal, including UCI, UCLA, UCSD, UCSB, Caltech, and USC.

– NCES 2021-22 Data


Explore UCR’s 150+ majors and minors, including business, biology, computer science, engineering, and theatre, film, and digital production. We even have accelerated programs to help you earn two degrees in less time!

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Important Dates and Deadlines


July 31

Submit your UC application for winter 2025. You’ll be automatically considered for scholarships.

First Years & Transfers

Aug. 1

Access the UC application. Get a jump-start on your fall 2025 application.

First Years & Transfers

Oct. 1-Nov. 30

Submit your UC application for fall 2025. You’ll be automatically considered for scholarships.

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“My UC Riverside degree allows me to pursue the career of my dreams as a doctor, serving a vulnerable patient population.”

  Alvin Chan
Class of ’19, Biology
Class of ’23, Doctor of Medicine from UCR’s School of Medicine
First-Generation Student
Employer: UCSF Department of Anesthesiology

Alvin Chan