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Value of a UCR degree

Invest In Your Future. Get a UCR Degree.

Graduate with a valuable UC Riverside degree in sunny Southern California and enjoy more earnings, career options, and employability!

UCR is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, which includes Harvard, Stanford, UC Berkeley, and UCLA. This means you’ll join a top-tier university and get the skills and experience employers want!

A Best Value College

For stellar academics, affordability, and strong career prospects for graduates.

Princeton Review, 2023

4.5 out of

Among Money magazine’s Best Colleges in America 2023 based on the quality of education, affordability, and student outcomes.

Hear From Alumni

Hear from UCR alumni about the value they've found in their degree!

Cost of Attendance

What will it cost YOU?

Each student is different, so look into what your actual costs may be!


University of California Tuition Stability Plan

As an incoming UCR Highlander, your tuition will remain flat until you graduate, for up to six years! This makes it easier for you to plan for the cost of achieving a UC degree.

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For an international student, here’s how Summer Sessions can help you save:

  • You pay in-state tuition during summer!
  • All UCR undergraduates only pay for the first eight units, but you can take more for nearly free!
  • If you’re staying in campus apartments, your summer rent could be free!

Consider Summer Sessions


There are scholarships available that international students can apply for, including from UCR and from all sorts of outside agencies, businesses, or non-profits. You can apply for as many scholarships as you want and many of them, you might automatically be considered for once you’re admitted!


See what you might be eligible for!

UCR School of Business student Ratna Halim

“I moved to the U.S. for a better education, and UCR's CVS Health Scholarship in Retail Management was a game-changer. It really helped me financially, allowing me to take more classes in the summer, graduate early, and jump into my career sooner. A heartfelt thank you for making a big difference in my education journey.”

Ratna Halim, Class of '24, Business Administration with a Business Analytics concentration
International Student from Indonesia

Lower Cost of Living

The cost of living in Riverside is much lower than metropolitan areas like Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego. This makes renting or sharing an off-campus apartment or house a lot more affordable.

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