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UC Riverside

The University of California, Riverside is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.

Widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, UCR's current enrollment is more than 22,000 students, with a goal of 25,000 students by 2020. The campus is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt with new and remodeled facilities coming on-line on a regular basis.

We are located approximately 60 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. UCR is also within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreational sites, as well as desert, mountain and coastal destinations.

Graduate School Fee Waiver

If you are a current or recent participant in UC LEADs, you may qualify for an application fee waiver. Please complete and save the first three sections of the application and contact the Academic Preparation & Outreach Office at apro@ucr.eduDo not pay or submit your application prior to contacting our office, as we are unable to waive or refund an application fee once it has already been paid.  A letter from your campus UC LEADs coordinator is needed to confirm participation in the program.

Undocumented Student Resources

Support for undocumented students is housed within the Chicano Student Programs Office. Please visit for resources that can help you with advocacy, financial aid assistance and eligibility questions.