UC Riverside is on a 1,200-acre campus in a suburban setting in Riverside, California, not far from Los Angeles. There are many activities and organizations for UC Riverside students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
UC Riverside has fraternities and sororities.
UC Riverside has a thriving American Medical Student Association. In fact, more students participate in American Medical Student Association than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at UC Riverside include Healthy Hearts, Project Sunshine, Vietnamese Student Association and American Red Cross.
UC Riverside students' favorite campus events are Block Party Fall Concert, Spring Splash Concert and Homecoming.
First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most UC Riverside students live off campus. In 2022, 34% of undergrads at UC Riverside lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 66% of students lived off-campus or commuted to UC Riverside. There are 8,920 spots available in on-campus housing for all 22,866 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 7,824 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 34% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
UC Riverside offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At UC Riverside there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at UC Riverside:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
University of California, Riverside is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The UC Riverside campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
UC Riverside offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit UC Riverside, take Interstate 215 to Riverside, CA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Ontario International airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore UC Riverside's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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