About University of California

The University of California (UC) is a public university system in the U.S. state of California. Under the California Master Plan for Higher Education, the University of California is a part of the state's three-tier public higher education system, which also includes the California State University system and the California Community Colleges System. The University of California's campuses boast large numbers of distinguished faculty in almost every field and it is widely regarded as one of the top public university systems in the world. Eight of its undergraduate campuses are ranked among the top 100, six among the top 50, and two among the top 25 U.S. universities by U.S. News & World Report.

The University of California opened its doors in 1869 with just 10 faculty members and 38 students. Today, the University of California system includes more than 233,000 students and more than 190,000 faculty and staff, with more than 1.7 million alumni living and working around the world. University of California has expanded the horizons of what we know about ourselves and our world. Our campuses are routinely ranked among the best in the world, but our reach extends beyond campus borders.

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University of California-Riverside
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The University of California, Riverside, commonly known as UCR or UC Riverside, is a public research university and one of the ten general campuses of the University of California system. UCR is consistently ranked as one of the most ethnically and economically diverse universities in the United States.UCR's undergraduate College of Letters and Science opened in 1954.The Regents of the University of California declared UCR a general campus of the system in 1959, and graduate students were admitted in 1961.


The University of California, Riverside is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.Widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, UCR's current enrollment is over 19,000 students, with a goal of 21,000 students by 2020. The campus is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt with new and remodeled facilities coming on-line on a regular basis.


The 2011 US News and World Report ranks UCR 44th among top public universities, 97th nationwide (out of 368 colleges) and has 16+ programs earning "best grad school" including the Graduate School of Education and the Bourns College of Engineering based on peer assessment, student selectivity, financial resources, and other factors. The Washington Monthly ranked UCR 5th in the United States in terms of social mobility, research and community service.
























































Location & Facilities

University of California, Riverside is located Riverside and Palm Desert, California, United States. Approximately 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. UCR is also within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreational sites, as well as desert, mountain and coastal destinations.UCR's main campus sits at an elevation of 1,100 ft (340 m) to 1,450 ft (440 m) near Box Springs Mountain, 3 miles (5 km) east of downtown Riverside, and comprises 1,112 acres (450 ha) divided into eastern and western areas by the State Route 60 freeway.


East Campus, occupying approximately 600 acres (243 ha), hosts the core cluster of academic buildings and services. The original buildings that formed the earliest kernel of the campus included the UC Citrus Experiment Station, residential buildings, and barn, all of which are still in use. They were designed by Lester H. Hibbard, in association with H.B. Cody. Built by 1917 at a cost of $165,000, the architecture of the major buildings followed the Mission Revival style suggesting the Spanish colonial heritage of Southern California.


    • Library With two million volumes, 28,000 print and electronic serial subscriptions, 1.7 million microforms, 300,000 government information sources and access to 165,000 e-books.

    • Three spaces - the Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts, the California Museum of Photography and the Sweeney Art Gallery - form UCR ARTSblock; a regional performing and visual arts center.

    • The Arts are Alive at UCR Whether student spectator or a participant, the arts at UC Riverside will engage your senses, inspire your creativity, ignite your intellect, and spark your imagination.

    • At the UC Riverside Botanic Gardens, we're about connecting people with nature. Come explore the four miles of scenic trails, view our more than 3,500 plant species from around the world - or just relax on a bench and enjoy the beauty.
























































List of Departments / Schools / Faculty / College



    • Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE)

    • College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences (CHASS)

    • College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences (CNAS)



    • Graduate School of Education (GSOE)

    • School of Business Administration (SoBA)

    • School of Medicine

    • School of Public Policy



    • Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

    • Division of Biomedical Sciences

    • Division of Life Sciences

    • Graduate Division

    • Division of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

    • Division of Undergraduate Education
























































Courses Offered

S.No. Level Program
1 UG Administrative Studies
2 PG/PH.D Anthropology Department
3 UG Art Department
4 PG Art History Department
5 UG Asian Studies Program
6 PG/PH.D Biochemistry Department
7 PG/PH.D Bioengineering Department
8 UG Biology Department
9 PG/PH.D Biomedical Sciences (Division of) 
10 PG Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program
11 UG Botany & Plant Sciences Department
12 UG Cell Biology & Neuroscience Department
13 PG/PH.D Cell, Molecular, & Developmental Biology Graduate Program
14 PG/PH.D Chemical & Environmental Engineering Department
15 PG/PH.D Chemistry Department
16 UG Chicano Bilingual-Bicultural Studies Program
17 UG Classical Studies Program
18 PG/PH.D CMDB (Cell, Molecular, & Developmental Biology Graduate Program)
19 UG Comparative Ancient Civilizations Program
20 UG Comparative Literature & Foreign Languages Department
21 UG Computer Science & Engineering Department
22 PG/PH.D Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts MFA 
23 PG Creative Writing Department
24 PG Creative Writing MFA (Palm Desert) 
25 UG Dance Department
26 PG Department of Creative Writing
27 PHD Division of Biomedical Sciences
28 UG Earth Sciences Department
29 UG  East Asian Languages Program 
30 PG/PH.D Economics Department
31 PG/PH.D Electrical Engineering Department
32 PG EMBA (Executive MBA)
33 UG English Department
34 PG/PH.D Entomology Department
35 PG/PH.D Environmental Sciences Department
36 PG/PH.D Environmental Toxicology Program
37 PG/PH.D Ethnic Studies Department
38 PG/PH.D Evolution, Ecology & Organismal Biology Graduate Program
39 PG Executive MBA
40 UG Film & Visual Culture Program
41 UG French Language Program 
42 PG/PH.D Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics Graduate Program 
43 UG German Language Program 
44 UG GGB (Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics)
45 UG Global Studies
46 PG Graduate Program in Evolution, Ecology & Organismal Biology
47 PG Graduate Program in Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics
48 PG Graduate Program in Southeast Asian Studies
49 UG Greek Language Program 
50 UG Hispanic Studies Department
51 PG/PH.D History Department
52 UG Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences Program
53 UG Institutional Research for Undergraduate Education
54 UG Interdisciplinary Programs Office
55 UG Interdisciplinary Studies
56 UG International Relations Program
57 UG Italian Language Program 
58 UG Labor Studies
59 UG Latin American Studies Program
60 UG Latin Language Program 
61 UG Law and Society Program
62 UG Liberal Studies Program
63 UG Linguistics Program
64 PG Low Residency Program MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts (Palm Desert) 
65 UG Marxist Studies Program
66   Masters- Accounting/ Auditing & Assurance - M.P. Ac
67 PG Materials and Science Engineering
68 UG/PG/PH.D Mathematics Department
69 UG/PG/PH.D Mechanical Engineering Department
70 UG Media and Cultural Studies
71 PG MFA for Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts
72 PG MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts (Palm Desert)
73 PG Microbiology Graduate Program
74 PG/PH.D Music Department
75 UG Nematology Department
76 PG Neuroscience Graduate Program
77 UG Neuroscience Program
78 UG Office of Interdisciplinary Programs
79 PG Palm Desert MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts 
80 PG Peace and Conflict Studies Minor
81 PG/PH.D Philosophy Department
82 UG/PG/PH.D Physics and Astronomy Department
83 PG/PH.D Plant Pathology and Microbiology
84 PG/PH.D Political Science Department
85 PH.D Psychology Department
86 UG Public Policy Major
87 UG/PG/PH.D Religious Studies Department
88 UG Russian Language Program
89 UG Social Relations Program
90 UG/PHD Sociology Department
91 PC Southeast Asian Studies Graduate Program
92 UG/PG  Statistics Department
93 UG Theatre Department
94 UG Undergraduate Business Program
95 UG University Writing Program
96 UG Urban Studies Program
97 PG Visual Arts Graduate Program
98 UG Western American Studies Program
99 UG Women's Studies Department
100 UG World Languages Program 
101 PG Writing for Performing Arts and Creative Writing MFA
102 UG Writing for the Performing Arts (Palm Desert)















































































UCR offers a variety of multi-year fellowship packages for incoming students that may include stipends, full or partial payment of tuition and fees, and appointment as a Teaching Assistant (TA) or Graduate Student Researcher (GSR). An applicant is judged on the basis of the quality of previous academic work, the evidence of ability to do research and other creative accomplishments, and the promise of becoming a productive scholar.


  • UC Graduate Fellows in the Humanities
    are one-quarter fellowships for exceptional graduate students in the humanities who have advanced to candidacy and are in the final stages of completing their dissertations. The award is a $4,500 stipend with payment of campus-based fees and health insurance for the quarter.

  • The Humanities Graduate Student Research Grants
    The Humanities Graduate Student Research Grants financially assist graduate students doing original research or creative projects in the humanities, as broadly defined by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Awards are up to $1500.The grant period runs from May through April.






























































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