University of California, Riverside
Earn a World-Class Education
Step into a bright future with a respected degree from the prestigious University of California, Riverside (UCR).
UC Riverside is one of the world’s most highly ranked academic institutions in the United States. It honors a heritage of world-class academic excellence as one of ten schools within the University of California system.
UC Riverside’s 1,200 acres (485-hectares), park-like campus is located in Riverside, California. Public buses and trains travel in every direction, including short trips to Los Angeles, Hollywood, Disneyland, winter resorts and California’s famous beaches.
Why Choose UC Riverside
UCR: Highly Ranked
UC Riverside consistently earns high rankings for academics, research, diversity, value and impact.
UC Riverside offers 88 majors within our degree programs: 101 bachelor degrees, 52 master's degrees and 42 Ph.D. programs.
We also offer professional programs, including an undergraduate public policy program. UC Riverside is one of the few national universities to offer this program and the only UC campus to offer public policy as a major.
UC Riverside students work closely with award-winning faculty. Of our 900 scholars and researchers, 98% hold Ph.D.’s.
Internships and Job Opportunities
UC Riverside’s Career Center offers guidance and quarterly job fairs for students in search of internships and full-time career positions. Year-round workshops include resume writing, mock interviews and professional etiquette.
Graduating students are invited to meet with prospective employers representing industries such as business, finance, sales, engineering and technology.
UC Riverside promotes sustainability programs, policies and activities to create a cleaner, greener, more bountiful environment on campus and in our community.
We provide the following:
- A smoke- and tobacco-free campus
- 13 new, environmentally-friendly solar charging stations
- The largest solar farm in the UC system
- Recycling programs
- Green-certified cleaning products
- Buy-local initiatives
- 15 filtered-water dispensers across campus
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