History, Affiliations and Rankings
The University of California, Riverside is a member of the most prestigious public university system. The forbearer of the university, The Riverside Citrus Experiment Station was set up on February 14, 1907. Popularly known as UCR, the university has constantly seen a rise in college rankings at the international level. It is ranked Number 12 among all universities in the US according to Money Magazine’s 2020 rankings. According to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings, UCR also happens to be among the top 1 per cent of universities across the world. The university has also been named the top university in the nation for social mobility by US news in 2020.
Infrastructure, Campus & Courses
The University of California, Riverside is located in the fastest-growing and 10th most populous regions in the country. The 40-acre Botanic Gardens and 22-acre Givaudan Citrus Variety Collection make the UC Riverside campus one-of-a-kind. The UCR library, which has over 2 million books, is one of the largest curated collection of science fiction and fantasy in the world. At UCR, the diverse community makes it an extraordinary place to participate in art exhibitions, performances, screenings, and other programs. UCR offers a variety of undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programmes within three colleges and four schools. In addition, the university also lets aspirants choose from more than 50 academic and professional graduate programmes.
Accomplishments & Alumni
The University of California, Riverside is among the top 10 colleges that yield good results in big cities, according to CNBC. UCR’s top-ranking education has led to a community of Highlander Alumni with remarkable career success, numerous accolades, great achievements and professional recognition. Notable UCR alumni include a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, a Nobel Laureate, a Poet Laureate, a United States Ambassador and an Oscar-nominated screenwriter. Around 1,20,000 alumni have succeeded in making their mark in various fields such as science and technology; arts, film and literature; business and law; public service; sports and so on.
Student Diversity & Visiting Companies
UC Riverside prides itself on its commitment to greater representation of students from all backgrounds. Students belonging to various ethnic groups including Asian, African American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, etc. contribute to creating an inclusive campus. The Career Center at UCR is dedicated to offering career guidance, interview preparation, resume review to empower students and help them find internships, part-time and full-time jobs. Several unique employers including Amazon, County of Riverside, Deloitte, E&J Gallo Winery, Google, HP, Microsoft, etc. have engaged with UCR graduates over the years.
University of California - Riverside Campus
900 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92521, United States
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