UC Riverside has created a new model for what a great public research university can achieve. A proud member of the world’s most prestigious public university system, UC Riverside both embodies and empowers the California Dream. In Inland Southern California, on our scenic 1,200-acre campus, tomorrow’s leaders come together today, finding new ways of thinking, doing, and achieving to make a difference in an increasingly multicultural and interconnected global society.
Belonging, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, and sustainable progress for UCR students, the region, and the world drives our efforts. We are among the top 1.3% of universities worldwide, according to the Center for World University Rankings, and continue to be named the nation’s leader among public universities for social mobility by U.S. News (four years in a row).
Our strong core programs and new and emerging disciplines are housed within three colleges, four professional schools, and more than 20 interdisciplinary research centers. Together with partners from institutions and agencies around the world, UCR is committed to meeting the challenges of our modern world.
Our more than 26,000 students and 1,100 faculty — among them two Nobel Prize winners and 28 members of National Academies — have access to our region’s diverse geography, from the desert to the coast, as well as Riverside’s vibrant cultural and recreational activities. The UCR community is empowered to accelerate bold ideas. Because our mission is clear: to launch a new generation of innovative thinkers.