UC Riverside’s power claims communicate the university’s impact, quality, and effectiveness.
UC Riverside’s power claims communicate the university’s impact, quality, and effectiveness. You may use the power claims on their own or in combination with other messaging to support marketing, communications, fundraising, and other university initiatives.
They could be used in headlines and in supporting statements including, but not limited to, the following:
- Social media
- Face-to-Face communications
- Brochures and printed materials
- Slide decks
Several claims are posted in varying lengths to account for methods of communication that require less text (e.g. ads, infographics) or allow for longer narratives (e.g. websites, speeches).
The power claims will be revised and expanded multiple times per year by University Communications, in consultation with Institutional Research and the Office of the Provost.
AMERICA'S FASTEST RISING UNIVERSITY
Rising 88 spots in just 4 years, UC Riverside today ranks among the Top 50 U.S. public universities. – Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2022
For the third consecutive year, UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. – U.S. News 2022
UC Riverside is the nation’s leader for social mobility. – U.S. News 2022
UC Riverside ranks among the Top 25 “Best Value” public universities. – Princeton Review 2022
UC Riverside ranks #1 in Economic Mobility within the UC System, and ranks #18 among all public and private U.S. colleges. – Third Way 2022
Among U.S. colleges where at least 50% of students receive Pell grants, UCR ranks #1 in Pell first-year retention rates, and #3 in Pell recipient graduation rates. – The Chronicle of Higher Education 2021
UCR ranks #1 in Pell Grant student performance among U.S. four year institutions. –Washington Monthly 2021
UC Riverside ranks #4 for social mobility among 614 U.S. universities. – Education Reform Now (ERN) 2020
UC Riverside is the country’s most transformative public university. – Money Magazine 2019
In its 2020 ranking of top national universities, Washington Monthly magazine has named UC Riverside No. 27 among all institutions, and No. 15 among public universities.
UC Riverside ranks #1 in the U.S. in Hispanic enrollment among selective U.S. public universities. – Urban Institute 2020
UC Riverside ranks among the top 15 U.S. public universities that "pay off the most" in 2020. – CNBC
UC Riverside enrolls more students who receive Pell Grants than nearly every university in the country, and more than the entire Ivy League combined.
Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. – Business Insider
UC Riverside is the top-ranked research university in the country for student social mobility. – CollegeNET
CNBC ranks UCR in the Top 10 colleges that pay off the most in big cities.
One of the nation's top 12 public universities. – Forbes "America's Best Value Colleges"
As a member of the world’s most prestigious public university system, UC Riverside ranks among the top 1.3% of universities worldwide. – Center for World University Rankings 2022-23
UCR’s distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.
In its 2019 ranking, Washington Monthly ranked UCR second best in the nation in how well its low-income students perform. UCR’s first-generation student performance was No. 14 on the list.
Located in the 10th most populous county in the U.S. and California’s fastest-growing region, UCR contributes $2.7 billion to the U.S. economy. – 2017 UCR Economic Impact Report
80 SPOTS IN 2 YEARS
37 SPOTS IN 3 YEARS
184 SPOTS IN 5 YEARS
(WSJ/Times Higher Education)
41 SPOTS IN 1 YEAR
(Center for World University Rankings)
Research and Scholarship Claims:
In 2021, UCR ranks 26th in the world in plant and animal sciences. – U.S. News Global Rankings
UC Riverside ranked No. 3 in Hispanic STEM graduates in the nation. – 2019 Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering Report, National Science Foundation
No. 2 in Entomology research in the world – Center for World University Rankings
UC Riverside's Botany and Plant Sciences Department includes five female National Academy of Sciences members, the largest of any single academic department in the nation.
Ranked No. 2 in the world, UCR’s research in Entomology leads the global fight to save bees and other endangered pollinators. – Center for World University Rankings
Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR’s Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. – Center for World University Rankings
Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR’s distinguished Department of Entomology houses one of the nation’s largest research team of bee experts.
UCR’s world-class genetics experts lead the global fight against mosquito-borne illness, saving millions of lives around the world.
In the race to protect its citrus, vineyards, and native landscapes, UCR is California’s top resource for invasive species research. – Citrus Research Board 2018
As California’s top resource for citrus research, UC Riverside partners with growers to protect California’s $7 billion+ citrus industry. – Citrus Research Board 2018
California’s top choice for citrus research – Citrus Research Board 2018
A global leader in agricultural research, UCR has produced more than 40 different citrus varieties, including the popular Tango mandarin.
Home to the largest indoor atmospheric test chamber, UCR is a national leader in air pollution and alternative fuels research.
UCR invented and is the world’s leader in Integrated Pest Management research, equipping growers to combat crop-destroying insects through innovative biocontrol technologies.
The world-leader in Integrated Pest Management research, UCR’s market-ready biocontrol technologies help growers reduce their use of pesticides.
UCR’s renowned Botany and Plant Sciences Department boasts the largest group of female National Academy of Sciences members of any single department in the nation.
Student Access, Success, Program Claims:
Offering Californians one of the most generous financial aid packages in the nation, UCR is the 12th best university in the United States. – Money Magazine 2019
UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.
The UCR School of Business houses the largest undergraduate business program in the UC system.
UCR’s School of Public Policy houses the only undergraduate public policy program within the UC system.
UC Riverside is the first UC to offer an Indigenous language series that fulfills graduation language requirements to all students.
UC Riverside is the first UC campus to offer Cahuilla language as an accredited language series.
First in the nation to offer a PhD in dance studies, today UC Riverside is the only UC with a Bachelor’s in Creative Writing, an MFA in Creative Writing, a PhD in Dance, and PhD in Music.
UCR’s Bourns College of Engineering ranks among the top 30 engineering schools by salary potential – PayScale 2019
UCR School of Medicine ranks No. 6 in the country for diversity. – U.S. News
UCR’s Bourns College of Engineering ranks among the top 50 public engineering colleges. – U.S. News
UC Riverside has the No. 5 computer science program in the world for high-performance computing – CSRankings 2019 (based on 10 years of data)
UCR’s Bourns College of Engineering is ranked the 6th top computer science institution in the world – CSRankings 2019 (based on 10 years of data)