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University of California, Riverside


UC Riverside is a proud member of the prestigious University of California system, which this year marks its 150th anniversary. Our history of high-impact innovation began with the university's earliest days as a Citrus Experiment Station and continues through today's transformative research. 


Situated on nearly 1,200 scenic acres in Inland Southern California, UCR’s strong core programs and new and emerging disciplines are housed within three colleges, four professional schools, and more than 20 interdisciplinary research centers — and our campus continues to grow. 


Like the university itself, research at UC Riverside, is on the rise. Funding for our path-breaking research initiatives is up more than 39 percent over the past 5 years.

Here you’ll find world-class genetics experts who are leading the global fight against mosquito-borne illness, saving millions of lives. Our campus also boasts the nation’s largest indoor atmospheric test chamber, rendering us a leader in air pollution and alternative fuels research. And as California’s top resource for citrus research, UC Riverside partners with growers to protect California’s $7 billion+ citrus industry.


Regardless of whether you are a current member of the UCR family, or just considering joining us as a student, staff member or faculty, we have opportunities for you. UCR is the premier research university in Inland Southern California and we are seeking the best to join us.

Short Courses

Medicine & Health (5)
Law (2)
Journalism & Media (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

University Ranking

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Student services

The International Student Resource Center (ISRC) supports and promotes the success, wellness and personal growth of the international students through expert advising, intercultural programming and advocacy. We create a safe and welcoming environment that respects cultural diversity and fosters intercultural skills and communication across campus. All UCR students are welcome to get involved with our intercultural programs! We are also happy to assist faculty and staff who are exploring ways to support our growing international student population.

Housing services

Our three housing options, Residence Halls, UCR Campus Apartments and Family Housing provide you with a convenient, student-centered environment to complement university education. With zero commute, friends next door and plenty of recreational activities happening down the hall or in the next building over, you are in the center of the action. Plus, UCR Police and on-duty Residential Life staff provide 24-hour assistance and are committed to delivering a safe and secure environment.When the campus is at your doorstep, the only thing you need to do is step outside.

Library services

Our collections contain more than 3.5 million print books, nearly 500,000 e-books, and 143,000 serials. We also provide access to hundreds of databases and state-of-the-art information technology. Our distinctive subject collections include the Eaton Collection of Science Fiction & Fantasy, the Water Resources Collections & Archives, the Rupert Costo Library of the American Indian, etc.

Medical services

As a student, you are automatically enrolled in UCR's Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP) and exempt from purchasing a plan on the Covered CA website or your home state exchange. SHIP meets the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, gives you nationwide coverage, and offers the big advantage of convenient, on-campus care.

Campus life

Located in the 10th most populous county in the United States and California’s fastest-growing region, UC Riverside has much to offer. Its diverse, inclusive, and globally focused community reflects California’s many cultures and perspectives.

As a member of the world’s most prestigious public university system, we offer our students a premier educational experience. UC Riverside ranked as a Top 10 public university in the U.S. — and America’s most transformative public university — by Money Magazine in 2020. 

Sports facilities

The UCR Student Recreation Center is the hub of recreational, intramural and club sports on campus. Whether it is working out in our extensive gymnasium, playing pick-up basketball, taking a class or going on an adventure with our Outdoor Excursions program, the 80,000 square foot facility is the place for fun and fitness at UCR.

Student clubs

Explore UCR's Student Organizations with HighlanderLink

HighlanderLink is our searchable database of all of our 450+ student organizations and is a great first-place to search when looking for groups to join. HighlanderLink is for use by students, campus staff and faculty, and the general public looking for information about involvement opportunities on campus. Anyone can browse and find out about the organizations on campus, as well descriptions about the organizations and their contact information. 

Riverside, California, United States

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