Great value, excellent reputation
As The Princeton Review observed, “With its beautiful campus, excellent learning environment, and caring professors, the University of California, Riverside now compares quite favorably against its morefamous sisters in Berkeley and LosAngeles.”
UC Riverside is constantly growingin size and reputation. UCR ranked#29 out of 711 “Best Colleges for Your Money” 2017 for educational quality, affordability, and alumni success(Money magazine). It’s #3 in the nation for producing the most altruistic/community service–minded students (Pillars.com, 2017) and is also listedamong the nation’s best ethnically diverse universities (U.S. News & World Report).
Living on campus
Located in the heart of exciting Southern California, UC Riverside isjust a short drive from Hollywood, Disneyland, snow-capped mountains,scenic deserts, and Southern California’s legendary beaches. Downtown Riverside thrives with artistic energythanks to the beautiful Fox Performing Arts Center, featuring iconic acts; thehistoric Mission Inn, visited by 10 US presidents; and the UCR ARTSblock, a cultural complex composed of three premier art institutions.
On-campus concerts have brought headliners such as Tyga, Capital Cities, Kendrick Lamar, AWOLNATION, andNas to campus. With more than 450 student organizations, students have plenty of opportunities to explore their interests and passions outside the classroom.
Residence halls include computer labs, high-speed internet, on-site convenience stores, academic support, and plenty of recreational activities. On-campus restaurants and retail dining options offer a wide variety of healthy and delicious food from many different cultures.
Academics and research
UC Riverside’s world-class faculty include more than 1,000 prominent scholars and researchers, and over 98% have earned PhDs or the equivalent. The 2005 Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry Richard R. Schrock recentlyjoined the faculty as a DistinguishedProfessor. Other faculty honors and awards include 48 Fulbright Fellows,19 Guggenheim Fellows, and 49 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellows.
UCR is included in The PrincetonReview’s 2017 listing of the “Top 50 Green Colleges,” recognizing schoolsthat share superb sustainability practices, a strong foundation in sustainability education, and a healthy quality of life for students on campus. This distinction is due in part to ourgroundbreaking research into battery technology and solar-power farms and a student organization called Sustainable UCR. The first floor of Winston Chung Hall in UCR’s Marlan andRosemary Bourns College of Engineering is powered by one of the largest storage battery installations at a university in the world. The donation was made possible by Winston Chung. Faculty at Winston Global Energy Center perform renewable technology research at the College of Engineering-Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT).
UC Riverside offers the largest undergraduate Business Administrationprogram in the University of California system and the first new public medical school in California in four decades. The UC Riverside School of Medicine seeks to improve the health of medically underserved populations.
UC Riverside students are changing the world. Be a part of it.