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How to Apply to UC Riverside

Follow along as UCR students walk you through the process of filling out an admission application.

You have a unique story — so does UC Riverside! Check out our videos to learn what life is like as a UCR Highlander.

Experience our campus, learn about award-winning faculty (including two Nobel Laureates), meet current students, and find out about student success resources. You'll also get guidance on the admission process and learn about vibrant Riverside — a progressive city that’s central to everything that makes Southern California a magical place to live, play, and study!

Welcome to UCR. We've been waiting for a Highlander just like you!

Virtual Admission Presentations


UCR: Freshman Information Session

Discover what makes UCR unique, including fun facts, programs, and financial aid.

Freshman Application Workshop 2020

Find out what steps to take to shine on the UC application.

Admission to the University of California

Out-of-State and International Students: Get an overview of the University of California and what makes UCR unique.

Transfers: Presenting Yourself on the UC Application

Get insights into the UC application process.

Transfers: General Admission Presentation

Learn about UCR’s campus, student life, and general admission requirements.

UC College Nights Information Session

Explore UCR’s academic and career resources, financial aid, housing, health and wellness programs, and more.

Get to Know UCR

Student-Led UCR Campus Tour

Enjoy a virtual walking tour of academic programs, student organizations, facilities, and campus life.

The Rise of UC Riverside

Learn why UCR is America’s fastest-rising university!

UCR: You'll Love It Here

Get a world-class education, enjoy year-round fun in Riverside, and explore Southern California from our central location.

Fall in LOVE With UCR

Study among friends, get real-life experience, and live in 277 days of sunshine.

UCR: You’ll Love Our Resources

Discover success resources such as first-year programs, career-planning services, internships, tutoring, and financial aid.

UCR: You’ll Love Our Faculty

Reach your goals with help from award-winning faculty, including two Nobel Laureates, industry experts, and community leaders.

UC Riverside students hang out on campus

Student Experience

UCR: You'll Love the Student Experience

Find out what makes our student experience so unique.

UCR: Out-of-State Testimonial Video

Learn what out-of-state students have to say about their UCR experience.

UCR: International Testimonial Video

Learn what international students have to say about their UCR experience.

Why Transfer to UCR?

Transfer students share how UCR has helped them succeed.

Blue, Gold & Black Podcast Trailer

Check out the new podcast dedicated to amplifying Black voices at UCR through conversations with Black campus leaders and faculty members.

Students Explore Riverside

Happy Festival of Colors From UCR

UCR joins the Riverside community in sharing well wishes for a bright and colorful season.

UCR at Riverside’s Dickens Festival

UCR students enjoy the Riverside’s annual Dickens Festival.

UCR Students Celebrate Riverside's Festival of Lights

The Mission Inn Festival of Lights is just one of Riverside’s many cultural events.

Happy Lunar New Year from UC Riverside!

UCR students celebrate the new year with wishes for good luck, good health, blessings, and prosperity.