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Bold Hearts. Brilliant Minds

Ranked in the top 15 for best public universities in the nation, and first for social mobility, UC Riverside has created a new model for what a great public research university can achieve. If you want to go far, come here.

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About UCR

Situated on nearly 1,200 scenic acres in Inland Southern California, UC Riverside’s diverse, inclusive, and globally focused community is creating a new model for what a great public research university can achieve.

With more than 26,000 students and 1,100 faculty — including two Nobel Prize winners and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine — we are pioneering research with economic, scientific, and social impact on the real-world challenges we face in California and beyond.

The reach and importance of our work is gaining in prominence. We rank among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide by the Center for World University Rankings and one of the nation’s top 12 public universities by Forbes.

But the benefits of being a Highlander don’t stop with the stats — or within the bounds of our expansive campus. Being a part of the UCR community means you have access to the vibrant city of Riverside — near desert, mountain, and coastal destinations, as well as dozens of major cultural and recreational sites.

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No. 1

IN SOCIAL MOBILITY

-U.S. NEWS

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No. 2

IN FINANCIAL AID

-BUSINESS INSIDER

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2

NOBEL PRIZE
WINNERS

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No. 26

MOST INNOVATIVE

-U.S.NEWS


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Mission

The University of California, Riverside will transform the lives of the diverse people of California, the nation, and the world through the discovery, communication, translation, application, and preservation of knowledge – thereby enriching the state’s economic, social, cultural, and environmental future.