Unique. Committed. Real.
Just Like You!
A unique student like you is the heart of UC Riverside. We invite — we need — your individuality, your passion, and your voice. Your kind of commitment keeps us on our toes. (And, we love that about you.) We welcome your kind of real energy — and we'll never let it fade.
At UCR, we'll challenge you with our world-class faculty, including two Nobel laureates, a Pulitzer Prize winner, countless social activists, and world influencers. You’ll find a kaleidoscope of faces, narratives, and cultures that celebrate the differences that define and the journey that unites us. We're glad you're here — now let's see what special experiences we can add to your story.
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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 Programs. “Finish in Four” to receive your degree with a sooner-than-later return on your investment. 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, and friends join forces to participate 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.”