UC Riverside is an ever-changing organism ? growing, evolving and adapting. Understanding our past helps us plan our way for the future.
UC Riverside combines the programs and prestige of a large, world-class university with the intimacy and personal contact of a much smaller school. Our Undergraduate Admissions office can help you with everything from admissions requirements to student-led campus tours and important deadlines.With 39 Ph.D. programs, 37 Master's programs and 17 state teaching credential programs, UCR offers a wide range of opportunities for graduate study and research. As the fastest growing university in the University of California system we have constructed new, state-of-the-art buildings and developed new graduate programs to provide unprecedented opportunities for our graduate students.
The university's research heritage, our resources and our location make it an ideal place for exploring air, water, energy, biodiversity, sustainability, land use, the habitat/agriculture interface and much more. Research Centers:
Regardless of whether you are a current member of the UCR family, or just considering joining us as a student, staff member or faculty, we have opportunities for you. UCR is the premier research university in Inland Southern California and we are seeking the best to join us.
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The International Student Resource Center (ISRC) supports and promotes the success, wellness and personal growth of the international students through expert advising, intercultural programming and advocacy. We create a safe and welcoming environment that respects cultural diversity and fosters intercultural skills and communication across campus. All UCR students are welcome to get involved with our intercultural programs! We are also happy to assist faculty and staff who are exploring ways to support our growing international student population.The Office of Undergraduate Education is committed to student success and the creation of a supportive educational environment at UCR.
Our three housing options, Residence Halls, UCR Campus Apartments and Family Housing provide you with a convenient, student-centered environment to complement university education. With zero commute, friends next door and plenty of recreational activities happening down the hall or in the next building over, you are in the center of the action. Plus, UCR Police and on-duty Residential Life staff provide 24-hour assistance and are committed to delivering a safe and secure environment.When the campus is at your doorstep, the only thing you need to do is step outside.
Our collections contain more than 3.5 million print books, nearly 500,000 e-books, and 143,000 serials. We also provide access to hundreds of databases and state-of-the-art information technology. Our distinctive subject collections include the Eaton Collection of Science Fiction & Fantasy, the Water Resources Collections & Archives, the Rupert Costo Library of the American Indian, etc.
In R'Web you can connect to your Facebook account, socialize and take care of UCR business all at the same time! Access your most important UCR applications, like Growl, Webmail, iLearn, Schedule of Classes, get special Alerts about fees and due dates and "Shout-Outs" that'll tell you what's happening on campus.
As a student, you are automatically enrolled in UCR's Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP) and exempt from purchasing a plan on the Covered CA website or your home state exchange. SHIP meets the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, gives you nationwide coverage, and offers the big advantage of convenient, on-campus care.
It's not just the world-class faculty and facilities that make UC Riverside the place to be, it's also the thriving arts community, the one-of-a-kind special collections and lecture series that attract experts from around the world. It's the concerts, film festivals, dazzling dance performances and thought-provoking theater. It's the beauty of our Botanic Gardens and famed 22-acre Citrus Variety Collection. It's the Campus Store and KUCR, our own non-commercial radio station playing cutting-edge music. And, of course, it's the UCR Libraries, with over two million volumes and home to the world's largest cataloged collection of science fiction and fantasy.
The UCR Student Recreation Center is the hub of recreational, intramural and club sports on campus. Whether it is working out in our extensive gymnasium, playing pick-up basketball, taking a class or going on an adventure with our Outdoor Excursions program, the 80,000 square foot facility is the place for fun and fitness at UCR.
Programs offered through the SRC include:
Some of the organizations you will find are:
I loved the variety of subjects available to study. I especially enjoyed elective upper-division courses where enrollment was limited to about 30 students, making discussion of the course material easier and more personalized. The only complaint I have is the limited number of seats and offerings of required courses, especially since they are needed to take more specific...
Overall, studying at UCR has been a great learning experience where I have learned to grow and mature academically as well as professionally. I have faced challenges and opportunity, both of which the institution has provided for my needs. I have been able to connect and learn from incredible professors who care about their students on a deep level not limited to the...
I loved everything about my experience! But there should be more leniency with STEM majors, they expect you to do more than you can without within the first two years.