FACTS & FIGURES
Founded in 1954
1,100 Faculty Staff
Point of Contact:
Vice Provost of International Affairs
UC Riverside is a proud member of the prestigious University of California system, which this year marks its 150th anniversary. Our history of high-impact innovation began with the university's earliest days as a Citrus Experiment Station and continues through today's transformative research. As we celebrate our past, we prepare next-generation scientists, engineers, performers, entrepreneurs, and policy makers to tackle tomorrow's challenges.
Since our founding, UCR's evolution has mirrored the dynamic growth of Southern California. Once a small university in a small town, UC Riverside is now the premier research and educational institution in the Inland Southern California region. Currently home to approximately 23,000 students and 1,100 institutional faculty, the campus is rapidly expanding.
UCR is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities. One of the most diverse, inclusive institutions within the prestigious 10 campus University of California system, UCR serves as an incubator of new knowledge, an engine of social mobility, and an economic powerhouse.
UCR’s three colleges offer a wide range of academic and research subjects: The Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering, with nine departments; The College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, with 20 departments; and the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, with 13 departments. We are home to four professional schools: School of Business, Graduate School of Education, School of Medicine, and School of Public Policy, as well as 23 interdisciplinary research centers.
UC Riverside has a long history of strong academic achievement. UCR's Department of Philosophy ranks #1 in the world for the frequency of papers cited by other philosophers (QS World University Rankings, 2017). UCR's illustrious Department of Entomology ranks #2 worldwide (Center for World University Rankings, 2017).
UCR is a powerful engine of economic growth for Inland Southern California and beyond, having contributed more than $2.7 billion to the U.S. economy during the fiscal year 2015-16 alone. UCR students and visitors contribute more than $287 million to the Inland region. UC Riverside proudly partners with entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, and fellow research enterprises from around the world.