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Choosing Us

There are many reasons to select UC Riverside.
Let us help you count...


As a rising star in the prestigious University of California system, UC Riverside has a reputation for extraordinary diversity, superior value, groundbreaking research and graduates who succeed.

See how we rank as a standout school.


UC Riverside is a living laboratory for issues critical to the Inland Empire, California and the world. From innovative technology to life-changing discoveries, our research has impact.

Learn how our research improves lives.


Connect with historic Ethnic & Gender programs. Grow through internships, international programs and leadership opportunities. Work with accessible faculty and cutting-edge tools.

See how you are supported at UCR.


Our first students knighted us “Highlanders” in 1954. Today, Tartan Soul thrives at UCR. We didn’t just build the biggest cement “C” in the UC system, legend has it our first provost wrestled the bear that threatened to prevent its mountainside construction! At UCR, we offer you a history you can be proud of and a future that belongs to you.

Learn more about that bear.


A UC education is among the best in the world. Work with professors that lead their fields, plug into unique academic programs that maximize your talents and graduate with a degree that the world respects.

Meet our faculty and explore our programs


UC Riverside has a vibrant Greek life, 360+ student organizations, exciting sports teams, fun outdoor music festivals, a power-packed Homecoming and even a bagpipe band.

Discover how you can get involved at UCR.


Our perpetually sunny campus provides easy access to the best of Southern California. 60 miles east of Los Angeles, 40 from Disneyland and not much farther to beaches, ski resorts and more.

Get to know Riverside.


As an NCAA Division I school we play USC, UCLA, Stanford and Cal, as well as Big West rivals UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine and Long Beach State. Alumni include Marc Rzepczynski, who helped the St. Louis Cardinals win a World Series in 2011, and Troy Percival, closing pitcher for the 2002 World Series Champion Anaheim Angels. In fact, four Highlanders have World Series rings.

Meet our athletes and teams.

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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