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!
Welcome to UCR. We've been waiting for a Highlander just like you!
Virtual Admission Presentations
How to Apply to UC Riverside
Follow along as UCR students walk you through the process of filling out an admission application.
Admission to the University of California
Out-of-State and International Students: Get an overview of the University of California and what makes UCR unique.
Transfers: General Admission Presentation
Learn about UCR’s campus, student life, and general admission requirements.
Transfers: Presenting Yourself on the UC Application
Get insights into the UC application process.
Get to Know UCR
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.
The Rise of UC Riverside
Learn why UCR is America’s fastest-rising university!
UCR: You'll Love It Here
Get a world-class education, enjoy year-round fun in Riverside, and explore Southern California from our central location.
Fall in LOVE With UCR
Study among friends, get real-life experience, and live in 277 days of sunshine.
UCR: You’ll Love Our Resources
Discover success resources such as first-year programs, career-planning services, internships, tutoring, and financial aid.
UCR: You’ll Love Our Faculty
Reach your goals with help from award-winning faculty, including two Nobel Laureates, industry experts, and community leaders.
UC Riverside Housing Tour
Tour UCR’s student housing communities and get a feel for exciting amenities. (Off-campus living options included.)
UC Riverside Campus Dining Tour
Discover the best places to dine on campus, such as The Habit, Starbucks, food trucks, and convenience stores.
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
Check out the new podcast dedicated to amplifying Black voices at UCR through conversations with Black campus leaders and faculty members.
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.