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University of California, Riverside

The University of California at Riverside is one of the most ethnically and economically diverse universities in the country. This public research university was ranked #5 in the nation in contributing to the public good by Washington Monthly and among the top universities by U.S. News & World Report.

UC Riverside is the only public research university in inland Southern California, offering its 20,000 students access to pioneering research in a wide array of areas. The university considers itself an integral part of the larger community, where it contributes to the local economy and strives to promote positive growth.

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Located 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, UC Riverside is a short drive to dozens of cultural and recreational activities as well as desert, mountain, and coastal destinations. The main campus is located on 1,200 scenic in Riverside, with a branch campus in Palm Desert.