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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.

Ready to apply for financial aid?

The very first thing you need to is complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by the March 2 priority deadline. Even if you don’t think you may receive much aid, complete this anyways to be eligible!

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For an out-of-state 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 out-of-state 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!

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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