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

University of California, Riverside

Public research university in Riverside, California, USA

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).

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

49,079

Acceptance

51%

Graduation Rate

73%

Median SAT Score

1220

Median ACT Score

26

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$11,442

Fees (in-state)

$2,385

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$55,300

Employed

90%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

23K

Under-Grads

20K

Graduates

3K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

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

#106 World Rank #54 USA Rank
Sociology
#128 World Rank #61 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#211 World Rank #75 USA Rank
Earth Sciences
#177 World Rank #90 USA Rank
Biology
#240 World Rank #91 USA Rank
Chemistry
#293 World Rank #105 USA Rank
Physics
#200 World Rank #114 USA Rank
Political Science
#276 World Rank #116 USA Rank
Economics
#298 World Rank #122 USA Rank
Literature
#283 World Rank #130 USA Rank
Anthropology
#246 World Rank #134 USA Rank
Psychology
#404 World Rank #151 USA Rank
Philosophy
#458 World Rank #155 USA Rank
Mathematics
#354 World Rank #183 USA Rank
Education
#453 World Rank #187 USA Rank
Computer Science
#363 World Rank #198 USA Rank
History
#534 World Rank #200 USA Rank
Engineering
#611 World Rank #258 USA Rank
Medical
#428 World Rank #275 USA Rank
Business

Other areas of influence

#273 World Rank #199 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#386 World Rank #267 USA Rank
Communications
#609 World Rank #369 USA Rank
Nursing
#816 World Rank #465 USA Rank
Social Work
#951 World Rank #471 USA Rank
Law

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 Sociology, Religious Studies, and Biology. University of California, Riverside’s most academically influential people include James Eagan Holmes, Gary North, and Billy Collins.

James Eagan Holmes
James Eagan Holmes

American mass murderer, perpetrator of the July 20, 2012 mass shooting at a Century movie theater in Aurora, Colorado

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Gary North
Gary North

American Christian Reconstructionist and economic historian

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Billy Collins
Billy Collins

American poet

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Earl W. Bascom
Earl W. Bascom

American artist

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Rigoberto González
Rigoberto González

American writer

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Tim D. White
Tim D. White

American paleoanthropologist

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John W. Henry
John W. Henry

American businessman

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Arthur Riggs

American geneticist

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Richard R. Schrock
Richard R. Schrock

American chemist

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Jack Sarfatti
Jack Sarfatti

American theoretical physicist

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Raymond L. Orbach
Raymond L. Orbach

American physicist

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Yolanda T. Moses

American anthropologist

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