UCR students walking on-campus


Ray of Light

Be Bold, Be Brilliant, and Belong at UCR

Beyond bold hearts and brilliant minds, you’ll find a place to belong at the UC Riverside, or UCR.

A UCR education is more than attending class. It’s joining a community where support lifts spirits, propels ideas forward, and transforms lives. Ranked in the top 15 for best public universities in the nation — and first for social mobility — UCR elevates graduates to a higher standard of living and empowers the next generation.

As a UCR Highlander, you’ll be at the No. 11 best public university for financial aid. You’ll also balance fun and support with 500+ student organizations, eight ethnic and gender centers, year-round events, and so much more.

Whether you’re aiming for graduate or professional school or are looking ahead to succeed in your career, UCR will help you to accelerate bold solutions and transform lives.


How to apply to UC Riverside