Part of the 10-campus University of California system, one of the world's largest and most renowned centers of higher education, UCR is known as the UC campus with the personal touch.

Internationally famous for service, teaching and research achievements, UCR has several times been first in the U.S. for the number of faculty accepted to the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science.

The 1,200-acre Riverside campus of the University of California is conveniently located approximately 50 miles east of Los Angeles within easy driving distance to most of the major cultural and recreational offerings in Southern California. In addition, it is virtually equidistant from the desert, the mountains, and the ocean.

The city of Riverside, with the UCR campus on its eastern edge, is accessible by several main highways. The nearby Ontario International Airport has daily flights to most of the nation's major cities as well as connecting commuter flights to the Los Angeles International Airport. Metrolink train service is available to Los Angeles.

Enrollment at UCR is presently about 14,500, approximately 11 percent of whom are graduate students. The campus continues to expand, with a number of buildings being constructed or remodeled. These include academic settings such as laboratories, libraries, and performing arts studios, as well as housing and recreational facilities. Prominent features of the campus include the 161-foot carillon tower, the Botanic Gardens, and acres of citrus groves.



UCR Extension is the part of the University of California, Riverside, that provides continuing education. It gives access to a wealth of research and applied knowledge through programs for people who are not full-time students but who do want to take advantage of the many resources of the University.

UCR Extension has provided this service for more than 45 years to American and international professionals and students.



International Education Programs at UCR/Extension offers a variety of year-round programs in English language instruction as well as short-term training and long-term intensive certificate programs (International Professional Programs).

English Language Programs
Certificate & Diploma Programs

Intensive English Program

Improving Oral Fluency

English for International Business

Academic Year Program





Design-Your-own Program (DYO)

Global Business Management

Long-term Certificate and Diploma Programs

Short-term Professional Training Programs

Summer Sessions Program