Bold Hearts. Brilliant Minds.

 Transfer decisions expected early April

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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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No. 2

OVERALL

Students are elevated to a higher standard of living.

-U.S. NEWS SOCIAL MOBILITY RANKINGS

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No. 2

FOR
FINANCIAL AID

-BUSINESS INSIDER

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No. 7

PELL GRANT PERFORMANCE

-WASHINGTON MONTHLY

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Learn About the Transfer Student Experience!

UCR is an excellent choice for transfers, so hear from Valerie about the resources that assisted her in her transition, including support she found to assist her as a parent to a four-year-old son.

See more segments from The College Tour.

Ashley Trinidad

“Financial aid greatly impacted my life as a student because it meant that I could focus much more on my classes.”

Ashley Trinidad
Class of '23

Learn How Affordable a UC Degree Can Be!

Gold Standard of Research Universities

UCR is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes Harvard, Stanford, UC Berkeley, and UCLA.

This means you will:
• Attend a top-tier research university.
• Learn from leading scholars.
• Take part in cutting-edge research — as early as your first year!
• Graduate with a high-value degree.

Get to Know UCR — Set in Sunny Riverside, California


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DISCOVER WHY UCR IS MADE FOR YOU

With a campus size of 1,900 acres (7.68 km2), there’s a lot to explore!  

  • Come to campus and bring up to four (4) guests.
  • Take a self-guided tour at your own pace.
  • Watch a student-led video of campus.
  • Explore academic spaces and housing with virtual tours.

Explore Campus & Virtual Tours

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LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE IN RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA

The City of Riverside is a vibrant college town that welcomes and supports a diverse community that is attracted to the city's perfect balance of small-town friendliness and big-city fun.

Learn why Riverside is not just a great place to learn, but an amazing place to live!

Learn About City of Riverside

Meet Bold and Brilliant Highlanders!

Hear their unique stories. Learn about where their commitments will take them. See how real they get during their time at UCR. They chose a university that celebrates their individuality and respects their voice. Now it's your turn!

 

 

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