University of California, Riverside

  • Location: Riverside, California
  • Total Enrollment: 22,577
  • Established: 1954

Excellence Model

Multicultural Discovery Enterprise

  • Attained Carnegie R1 designation in 10 years
  • Pioneering Hispanic Serving Institution
  • Excels in faculty talent acquisition and diversification through cluster hiring
  • More than 50% of undergraduates involved in faculty-led research

Urban Serving

  • Clearly stated enrollment mission to serve the local area
  • Large first-generation student population, most from in-state

Exceptional Student Experience

  • Partnered with high schools, community colleges, and Cal State to identify barriers to post-secondary participation
  • Involved faculty in their learning communities, Academic Resource Center, early warning systems and probation
  • Offers specific programming for students in certain ethnic groups
  • Pursing initiatives to increase experiential learning
Ranking and Recognitions
  • #124 in National Universities (U.S. News)
  • #15 on the Social Mobility Index (CollegeNET/Payscale)
  • Member of the University Innovation Alliance
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