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We rank high in what counts: research, value,
diversity, impact and goodwill.
college in the nation for affordability, graduation rates and financial aid metrics (as ranked by Time magazine).
university in the nation for contributing to the public good (Washington Monthly).
university in the nation for community service participation (Washington Monthly).
best college in the nation for Hispanic students (BestColleges.com).
most diverse university in the nation (U.S. News & World Report).
"Best Bang for the Buck" university in the nation (Washington Monthly).
university in the nation for significant faculty awards – ahead of Dartmouth, Duke and Yale (Washington Monthly).
college in the nation for our "Scotch and Soda, Hold the Scotch" social scene (Princeton Review).
We Beat Harvard
Washington Monthly consistently ranks us 2nd in the nation for contributing to the public good based on our social mobility, research and service. Harvard ranks 8th.
"Two" Cool for School
Riverside is recognized by the California Air Resources Board as "California's Coolest City", for its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. Forbes ranks Riverside the "8th Coolest City" in the nation for its entertainment, diversity, recreation, youthful demographic and "foodie" culture.
First in Forty
Top Twenty in the World
Leiden ranks UCR 17th out of more than 700 major universities worldwide for impact in physical sciences and engineering. U.S. News & World Report ranks UCR 13th in the world for plant and animal science.
UCR is a Yellow Ribbon Campus (great for those considered out-of-state due to service) and consistently ranks as a G.I. Jobs 2015 "Military Friendly School", thanks to our top-15-percent standing as a school that supports student veterans on campus and in their careers.
UC Riverside is one of the most diverse University of California campuses and is tied for 7th most diverse university in the nation (U.S News & World Report).