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University of California, Riverside

Riverside, California, United States
As the only public research university in Inland Southern California, we are on the leading edge of pioneering research that affects the challenges each of us face daily. As a proud member of the Riverside and Southern California communities, UCR's impacts extend beyond just educating students, including contributions to the local economy and promoting positive growth.

Preparation Courses

Business & Management (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)



UC Riverside is an ever-changing organism ? growing, evolving and adapting. Understanding our past helps us plan our way for the future.

  • 1907, the California State Legislature established the Citrus Experiment Station in Riverside to research agricultural issues facing Southern California.
  • 1948, the University of California Regents approved the establishment of the College of Letters and Science.


UC Riverside combines the programs and prestige of a large, world-class university with the intimacy and personal contact of a much smaller school. Our Undergraduate Admissions office can help you with everything from admissions requirements to student-led campus tours and important deadlines.With 39 Ph.D. programs, 37 Master's programs and 17 state teaching credential programs, UCR offers a wide range of opportunities for graduate study and research. As the fastest growing university in the University of California system we have constructed new, state-of-the-art buildings and developed new graduate programs to provide unprecedented opportunities for our graduate students.


The university's research heritage, our resources and our location make it an ideal place for exploring air, water, energy, biodiversity, sustainability, land use, the habitat/agriculture interface and much more. Research Centers:

  • Center for Research in Intelligent Systems (CRIS)
  • Plant Transformation Research Center
  • IROWS (Institute for Research on World-Systems)
  • Center for Bibliographical Studies and Research
  • Center for Disease Vector Research
  • etc.
Our recent research innovations include:
  • Engine technology that allows cars to run on a mix of hydrogen and natural gas.
  • New varieties of citrus and asparagus.
  • An efficient and clean method of turning waste materials into a sulfur-free diesel fuel.


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.


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.

The Office of Undergraduate Education is committed to student success and the creation of a supportive educational environment at UCR.

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.

ICT services

In R'Web you can connect to your Facebook account, socialize and take care of UCR business all at the same time! Access your most important UCR applications, like Growl, Webmail, iLearn, Schedule of Classes, get special Alerts about fees and due dates and "Shout-Outs" that'll tell you what's happening on campus.

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.

Student Life

Campus life

It's not just the world-class faculty and facilities that make UC Riverside the place to be, it's also the thriving arts community, the one-of-a-kind special collections and lecture series that attract experts from around the world. It's the concerts, film festivals, dazzling dance performances and thought-provoking theater. It's the beauty of our Botanic Gardens and famed 22-acre Citrus Variety Collection. It's the Campus Store and KUCR, our own non-commercial radio station playing cutting-edge music. And, of course, it's the UCR Libraries, with over two million volumes and home to the world's largest cataloged collection of science fiction and fantasy.

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.

Programs offered through the SRC include:

  • Intramurals
  • Outdoor Excursions
  • Recreation classes and programs
  • Club sports and recreation clubs
  • Health and fitness, including personal training

Student clubs

Some of the organizations you will find are:

  • 28ers: Getting Money Out of Politics (28ers)
  • 4Corners Christian Fellowship (4Corners)
  • 900 Magnolia Mentor Association
  • 909 Hip Hop Dance Troupe (909)
  • Action at UCR
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity (AEPi)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated - Pi Epsilon Chapter (APA, Alphas, A Phi A)
  • Archery Club at UCR (ACUCR)
  • Best Husband & Father Society
  • Bliss and Wisdom International (BWI)
  • Botany and Entomology Undergraduate Student Association (BEUSA)
  • Caribbean Student Union (CSU)
  • etc.

Riverside, California, United States

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