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Undergraduate Admissions

Follow your heart to UCR and take your place at one of the most highly ranked and respected universities in the world. UCR stands proud as one of 10 schools within the prestigious UC system and honors a heritage of world-class academic excellence. 

UCR Admissions

Financial Aid, Costs & Fees

You can afford a UC education! The cost of attending UCR is extremely competitive compared with other University of California campuses and private schools. Living in Riverside is also considerably less expensive than living in nearby Los Angeles, Orange County, or San Diego. Read on to learn more about the programs available to help you pay for your UCR degree and how much that degree costs.


Contact Information


Highlander One-Stop Shop
Student Services Building
Tel: (951) 827-3411
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Tel: (951) 827 - 8687

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Campus Tours

There's no better way to get a feel for life at UC Riverside than from a current UCR student! Throughout the campus closure, our tour guides and engineering ambassadors are hosting webinars for admitted and prospective students, and their families, giving you the opportunity to connect virtually with a current UCR student and learn more about the campus experience. We can’t wait to tell you about our incredible campus!  

UCR Campus Tours

Use the links below to take interactive virtual tours of UCR and check out these videos for a student-led look at UCR CampusDining, and Housing, as well as the vibrant city of Riverside.

  • Connect with a Campus Student Ambassador:
    • Sign up for a one-hour webinar hosted by our Student Ambassadors. We will cover our colleges and schools, the life of a UCR student, and answer any questions you may have.
  • Schedule a Group Session (5+ more Students):
    • Join a current student through a virtual meeting and explore the resources, academic programs and student life opportunities awaiting you as a prospective Highlander! For groups of 5 or more.­
  • Connect with Undergraduate Admissions:
    • Sign up for webinars hosted by our admissions counselors, current students, and resource experts. We will cover next steps for admitted students, the application process for prospective students, and answer any questions you may have. 
  • Marlon and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCoE)

    Gain the innovative training needed to become a leading professional in your field.
    Majors include:

    • Bioengineering
    • Computer Science
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
  • College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS)

    Be "at home in the world," exploring human meaning in social and historical contexts.
    Majors include:

    • Creative Writing
    • Economics
    • Global Studies
    • Psychology
  • College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS)

    Improve the quality of life for those living in your community and around the world.
    Majors include:

    • Biology
    • Mathematics
    • Neuroscience
    • Physics
  • Graduate School of Education (GSoE)

    Become a thought leader, addressing important issues with research-based solutions.

    • Community Leadership, Policy, and Social Justice
    • Learning and Behavioral Studies
  • School of Business

    Learn how to address and solve the business challenges of the 21st century.
    Seven concentrations include:

    • Accounting & Auditing
    • Finance
    • Management
    • Marketing
  • School of Medicine (SOM)

    Explore human meaning in social and historical contexts.

    • Graduate Medical Education
    • Medical Education Program
    • Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Sciences
  • School of Public Policy (SPP)

    Improve the quality of life in your community and around the world.
    Tracks include:

    • Health/Population Policy
    • International/Foreign Policy
    • Urban/Environmental Policy