The University of California Riverside (UCR) is part of the University of California system, which has campuses at ten different locations throughout the state. UCR is renowned as one of the leading public research universities in the country.
The University of California Riverside has three different colleges: The Bourns College of Engineering; College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; and College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences. The college also has two different schools, the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management and the Graduate School of Education. Finally, UCR has seven divisions: The Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division of Biomedical Sciences, Division of Life Sciences, Graduate Division, Division of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, and the Division of Undergraduate Education.
In 2009, U.S. News and World Report ranked UCR fifth in the nation in ethnic diversity. In the same year, Forbes magazine reported that the Center for College Affordability and Productivity named UCR the 25th Best College Buy in America.
UCR has become a leader in high tech and innovation, with such institutions as the Bourns College of Engineering, SEARCH Family Autism Resource Center, Institute for Integrative Genome Biology, Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, Sloan Center for Internet Retailing, Citrus Variety Collection, University Research Park, UCR School of Medicine, UCR Palm Desert Graduate Center, and Graduate School of Education.