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You have a unique story — so does UC Riverside! Check out our videos to learn what life is like as a UCR Highlander.

Experience our campus, learn about award-winning faculty (including two Nobel Laureates), meet current students, and find out about student success resources. You'll also get guidance on the admission process and learn about vibrant Riverside — a progressive city that’s central to everything that makes Southern California a magical place to live, play, and study!

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Get to Know UCR

How to Apply to UC Riverside

Follow along as UCR students walk you through the process of filling out an admission application.

UC Riverside: Bold Hearts. Brilliant Minds.

Powered by a great education, world-leading research, and knowledge-driven impact, you’ll transform the nation and the world.

UC Riverside Continues Climbing the Rankings

UCR is recognized for inclusion, innovation, student success, value, and social mobility.


UCR is an incredibly diverse university, where people from all identities can feel welcome and supported.

Fall in LOVE With UCR

Study among friends, get real-life experience, and live in 277 days of sunshine.

Student-Led UCR Campus Tour

Join student tour guide, Juan, for a virtual tour of UC Riverside and discover fun facts about academics, facilities, and campus life.


UC Riverside Campus Dining Tour

Discover the best places to dine on campus, such as The Habit, Starbucks, food trucks, and convenience stores. 


Student Research Success Stories

Our students shine bright, learning both in and outside the classroom, and engaging in meaningful research.


Resources For Every Highlander

Discover just a sample of UC Riverside programs that will enhance your undergraduate experience.

UC Riverside Housing Tour

Tour UCR’s student housing communities and get a feel for exciting amenities. (Off-campus living options included.)

UC Riverside students hang out on campus

Student Experience

UCR: You'll Love the Student Experience

Find out what makes our student experience so unique.

UCR: Out-of-State Testimonial Video

Learn what out-of-state students have to say about their UCR experience.

UCR: International Testimonial Video

Learn what international students have to say about their UCR experience.

Why Transfer to UCR?

Transfer students share how UCR has helped them succeed.

Blue, Gold & Black Podcast Trailer

Explore the intersection of being Black and being a UCR Highlander. Catch the latest episode on your favorite platform.

Current International Student Testimonials

Hear from students representing France, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Panama, and Singapore — just some of the 88+ countries represented at UCR.

Out-of-State Student Stories

From Texas to UCR: Meet Erica

Find out how this Texas-raised and California-educated Highlander gets around campus, sneaks naps, and finds freebies at UCR.

From Florida to UCR: Meet Jackie

Find out where this Florida-raised and California-educated Highlander finds free citrus, zones out, and gets inspired at UCR.

From Washington to UCR: Meet Leah

Find out where this Washington-raised and California-educated Highlander studies, relaxes, and fills food cravings at UCR.

Students Explore Riverside

Happy Festival of Colors From UCR

UCR joins the Riverside community in sharing well wishes for a bright and colorful season.

UCR at Riverside’s Dickens Festival

UCR students enjoy the Riverside’s annual Dickens Festival.

UCR Students Celebrate Riverside's Festival of Lights

The Mission Inn Festival of Lights is just one of Riverside’s many cultural events.

Happy Lunar New Year from UC Riverside!

UCR students celebrate the new year with wishes for good luck, good health, blessings, and prosperity.

Riverside: Things to Do, See and Experience

Explore Riverside, California, a historical city known for arts and innovation, culture, entertainment, festivals, and nightlife.


The Best of Downtown Riverside

Hear from Kaylee what she loves most about spending time in downtown Riverside.