The public University of California-Riverside is a commuter school with an economically and culturally diverse student body. In all of the 10 UC campuses, Riverside enrolls the highest percentage of African Americans and the second highest rate of Latino students. The students at UCR are known for their service to the community and Washington Monthly ranks the school 2nd in the nation for contributing to the public good. The school was founded as a Citrus Experiment Station and today possesses 1,000 varieties of citrus and devotes time and research towards plant sciences and biology.
this unversity is very diverse, you will meet people from a great range of different backgrounds. there are many different oppurtunities for students to become involved with the campus and community. living in the residence halls is an extraordinary experience.
Melissa from Riverside, CA
I absolutely love UCR because of its diversity in the people, the events, and the numerous other entertainment and involvement options there are here. The people here are nice, motivated, and willing to join you in almost anything. We all are striving to find what we want to become in our lives and are working hard to fulfill our personal, academic, and career goals, so I give this school an 8.5 out of 10.