Entities

University of California, Riverside

University of California, Riverside

Nickname
UC Riverside
Acronym
UCR
Entity Type
Location
Founding Date
1907

University of California, Riverside is one of the most diverse universities in the United States. It offers more than 100 programs at the undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral levels. With a heavy focus on agriculture, UCR has over 1,000 varieties in its citrus collection and has developed several innovative technologies, including smog-reducing roof coverings and pyrabactin, an acid that can help plants survive droughts.

  • The university pioneered pilot studies in fertilization, interrogation, and crop development. 
  • Some of the most popular areas of study are biology, psychology, and business administration. 
  • It actively supports Afro-American and LGBT communities on campus via specially developed programs and initiatives.
  • The Tomás Rivera Library and Raymond L. Orbach Science Library preserve over 3 million paper volumes and half million electronic resources including one of the biggest science fiction and horror written works collections in the world.
  • It is also home to more than 450 student organizations and 40 Greek chapters.