University of California, Riverside

Graduate Division

Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures About the UCR Graduate Division

UC Riverside has some 50 graduate programs in which students learn to develop skills in independent inquiry via a uniquely intimate research environment. Whether you study chemistry, economics, engineering, or one of the many other programs, UC Riverside offers rich hands-on research opportunities, giving students the valuable experience necessary for a successful career. Riverside students can also study with scholars at other University of California campuses.

  • In the Fall 3,000 graduate students enrolled at UCR.
  • Women represent just fewer than 50% of total graduate enrollment, representing the majority in fields such as Biomedical Sciences and Education.
  • With almost 2/3 of graduate enrollment representing international and minority groups, UCR offers a diverse setting to enhance your postgraduate experience.

Notable Alumni

UCR's notable alumni include:

  • An Oscar-nominated screenwriter
  • A Nobel Laureate
  • A White House Official
  • Former President of Mattel
  • Co-Founder of Greenstar

Faculty Honors

Riverside’s 915 faculty members have received numerous awards and honors, including:

  • 113 American Association for the Advancement of Science Members
  • 36 Fullbright scholars
  • 20 Guggenheim recipients
  • 9 Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
  • 1 MacArthur Fellowship
  • 1 National Academic of Engineering member
  • 4 National Academy of Science members
  • 22 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellows

Major Research Centers include:

  • Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT): CE-CERT engineers and scientists research developing autonomous vehicles and transportation systems for the future, converting biomass into vehicle fuel, measuring air pollutants and modeling how they react in the atmosphere.
  • Center for Ideas and Society (CIS): The mission of CIS is to foster collaborative and interdisciplinary research, pedagogy, and creative production in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences to advance our understanding of human experience and cultural production.
  • Center for Conservation Biology (CCB): The mission of CCB is to assist in the conservation and restoration of species and ecosystems by facilitating the collection, evaluation, and dissemination of scientific information.
  • Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE): CNSE brings together scientists from the disciplines of chemistry, physics, biology, engineering and medicine to bring about revolutionary advances in electronics, computing, communications, engineering materials and medicine.
  • Institute for Integrative Genome Biology (IIGB): The mission of IIGB is the creation and application of new knowledge that will afford economic and social benefits to agriculture, the environment, and human health through an integrated, systems-based scientific strategy.
  • UC Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS): UC MEXUS is dedicated to encouraging, securing and contributing to bi-national and Latino research and collaborative academic programs and exchanges.

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Contact Information

Graduate Division
University Office Building

Tel: (951) 827-4302
Fax: (951) 827-2238