Welcome, Out-of-State Student!
We invite you to plant new roots in magical Southern California because a unique student like you is the heart of UC Riverside.
We welcome your individuality, your passion, and your voice. Your commitment keeps us on our toes, and we love that about you. Our campus needs your kind of real energy — and if you choose UCR, we promise we’ll never let it fade. SIR to UCR today and claim your place at America’s fastest-rising ranked university! (U.S. News & World Report, 2019)
Dates & Deadlines
Once you’ve made the decision to say "YES" to UCR, add these important reminders to your calendar. For more admissions information, explore Frequently Asked Questions.
Housing contracts become available
Freshman deadline to submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR)
Deadline to submit housing contract and first payment
Transfer deadline to submit your SIR
Deadline to register for Highlander Freshman Orientation
Deadline to submit your final, official high school transcript (or college transcripts/documents for coursework completed through end of spring)
Deadline to submit official AP, IB, and A-Level exam scores
Deadline to register for Highlander Transfer Orientation
Fall quarter begins
If you have questions regarding any of these dates and deadlines, contact Highlander One-Stop Shop (for anything related to Financial Aid, Office of the Registrar, Student Business Services, or Undergraduate Admissions) or Housing.
Cost & Fees
The cost of attending UC Riverside is extremely competitive with private institutions and other University of California campuses.View OUT-OF-STATE costs and fees »
2020-21 Estimated Cost of Attendance
We’ll challenge you with our world-class faculty, including two Nobel Laureates, a Pulitzer Prize winner, countless social activists, and world influencers. We’ll stimulate you with undergraduate research opportunities that can start as early as your first year. We’ll support you academically, mentally, and emotionally — and we’ll set you up for a lifetime of curiosity. Your commitment will shape this world in surprising ways — and these are just a few of the amazing people who are committed to making sure that happens. Get inspired, challenged, and empowered.
Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist and Chemist
Barry Barish & Richard Schrock
Professor Barish (pictured left), is recognized for his decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves. Professor Schrock (pictured right), is recognized for his development of a catalyst for a reaction now used daily in the chemical industry for the efficient and more environmentally friendly production of pharmaceuticals, fuels, synthetic fibers, and many other products. (Bonus points to Professor Barish for being a UC alumnus and Professor Schrock for being a UCR alumnus.)
Distinguished Teaching awardee and Faculty Mentor of the Year winner, Mona Eskandari, uses her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering to drive new technologies for medical advancements. (Bonus points to Professor Eskandari for putting UCR on the map with her current COVID-19 lung biomechanics research, which investigates overventilation and the respiratory-damaging nature of the virus.)
Designer, Curator, Illustrator, and Cartoonist
Two-time Eisner Award winner, graphic novelist, and essayist for Marvel Comics, John Jennings, is dedicated to publishing speculative graphic novels by and about people of color. (Bonus points to Professor Jennings for creating “The Luke Cage Illustrated Syllabus,” which featured as a UCR Arts exhibit.)
Susan Straight is an eight-time published novelist, a finalist for the National Book Award, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the National Magazine Award, and an all-around empowerer of women. (Bonus points to Professor Straight for being a Riverside native.)