University of California, Riverside
#292 Overall Influence#919 Desirability Rank

University of California, Riverside

Public research university in Riverside, California, USA

Connect to University of California, Riverside

By clicking the Connect button I acknowledge that I am at least 14 years of age and that I am sending my information to University of California, Riverside and may be contacted by them and by its partners

Moresee more

The University of California, Riverside (UC-Riverside), was founded in 1954. It is one of the 10 component campuses of the University of California System. The university is organized into three academic colleges, two graduate schools, and two professional schools, which together provide 81 undergraduate majors, 48 master’s degree programs, and 42 PhD programs.

The campus is best known for its programs in biological and biomedical sciences and in business, management, marketing, and related support services.

The university’s distance learning program provides over 400 online classes per year to nearly 6000 students.

UC-Riverside is associated with two Nobel laureates: Barry C. Barish (physics) and Richard R. Schrock (chemistry).

Other distinguished UC-Riverside associated individuals include the following:

UC-Riverside is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

From Wikipedia

The University of California, Riverside is a public land-grant research university in Riverside, California. It is one of the 10 campuses of the University of California system. The main campus sits on in a suburban district of Riverside with a branch campus of in Palm Desert. In 1907, the predecessor to UCR was founded as the UC Citrus Experiment Station, Riverside which pioneered research in biological pest control and the use of growth regulators responsible for extending the citrus growing season in California from four to nine months. Some of the world's most important research collections on citrus diversity and entomology, as well as science fiction and photography, are located at Riverside.

Source: Wikipedia


What does this school look for?

Annual Applications




Graduation Rate


Median SAT Score


Median ACT Score



How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)


Fees (in-state)


After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings




Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body






The Campus

Where will you be attending?


900 University Ave, Riverside CA 92521

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

35 per 100k

Violent Crime

5 per 100k

What is University of California, Riverside known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#175 World Rank
#249 World Rank
#166 World Rank
#292 World Rank
#289 World Rank
#159 World Rank
#317 World Rank
#360 World Rank
#269 World Rank
Computer Science
#180 World Rank
#314 World Rank
#258 World Rank
#271 World Rank
Political Science
#381 World Rank
#279 World Rank
#96 World Rank
#166 World Rank
#431 World Rank
Religious Studies
#193 World Rank
Earth Sciences

Influential People

Who are University of California, Riverside's Most influential alumni?

University of California, Riverside's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Biology, Business, and Chemistry. University of California, Riverside’s most academically influential people include Michael A. Ramos, James C. Carrington, and Marc Rzepczynski.

Michael A. Ramos

American attorney

view profile
James C. Carrington

American plant biologist and researcher

view profile
Marc Rzepczynski
Marc Rzepczynski

American baseball player

view profile
Ken Mettler

American politician

view profile
Gordon Gordh


view profile
Joe Kelly
Joe Kelly

Baseball player

view profile
Marcus Warren Hobbs

American musician

view profile
Julie Furuta-Toy

American diplomat

view profile
Lynn G. Gref

American writer

view profile
Forrest S. Mosten

American lawyer

view profile
Clive Matson
Clive Matson

American poet

view profile
Mark Takano

California politician

view profile

Want to be an Academic Influence Insider? Sign up to get the latest news, information, and rankings in our upcoming newsletter.