University of California Riverside

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THE World Ranking: 198

The highly ranked and respected UCR offers a host of degree programs on its sunny, friendly and ethnically diverse campus in Riverside, California.

  • Part of the prestigious University of California system
  • Welcomes international students from 65 countries
  • Multiple highly respected bachelor’s, master’s & Ph.D programs
  • Safe and fun-filled student life
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UCR – An Overview

University of California, Riverside (UCR) is one of the ten campuses of the highly reputed University of California system and one of the most highly ranked universities in the world. Home to a diverse student body, UCR provides a world-class education, prestigious faculty, supportive learning environment and a beautiful campus at a competitive fee. As a public research university attracting more than 136 million dollars in research grants every year, UCR offers exceptional research opportunities for its undergraduate students.

Learn from the best

At UCR, international students can choose from several undergraduate majors and programs along with intensive English language programs, summer session study and other non-degree programs at the University of California, Riverside Extension Center. The best part of academics at UCR is the quality of its faculty. Ninety-eight percent of UCR faculty are Ph.D. scholars and researchers, and the faculty rank 6th in the USA for receiving prestigious awards (Washington Monthly 2014). With a 19:1 student-staff ratio, students benefit from smaller classes and closer association with the faculty. Academic help is readily available for all students through various initiatives so that every UCR student successfully completes their degree programs.

Global community

UCR is a virtual global village. More than 1700 students from 65 countries choose to study at UCR every year. With staff and students from across the globe, UCR continues to enjoy top rankings for diversity in nationwide rank lists.

Affordable fees

Tuition for international students is extremely competitive with private institutions and other University of California campuses. Expenses associated with living in Riverside are considerably less than those of nearby metropolitan areas such as Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego. Visit our international admissions website for the latest international fee structure.

Location

Riverside is just 60 miles from Los Angeles and ranked the 8th “Coolest City” in the U.S. for entertainment, diversity and recreation. Public buses and trains travel in every direction, including short trips to Los Angeles, Hollywood, Disneyland, winter resorts and California’s famous beaches.

Living at UCR

The beautiful 1200-acre campus offers comfortable housing options for international students. Round-the-clock security services, emergency call boxes, and safety escorts make the campus a safe place to live and learn. With brilliant outdoor activities; more than 400 student organizations; and an expansive recreation center with pools, a sports arena and gym – students live the best years of their lives at UCR.

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English score required

Minimum IELTS score

Undergraduate

6.5

Minimum TOEFL IBT

Undergraduate

80

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Rankings

Hotcourses Diversity Index (What is this?)

DIVERSITY INDEX
Source: IIE

73 International student nationalities at this university

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018
Source: THE

198

OVERALL SCORE

51.7%

TEACHING

30%

INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK

63.9%

INDUSTRY INCOME

37.4%

RESEARCH

30.9%

CITATIONS

92.3%
QS World University Rankings 2017-2018
Source: QS

323

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017
Source: ARWU

151

Student life in numbers

COSTS PER YEAR*
LIVING COSTS

$14,400

AVERAGE PRIVATE RENT
Source: College Board

$9,804

AVERAGE TUITION FEE PER YEAR*

UNDERGRADUATE

$15,680

POSTGRADUATE

$11,500

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

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