Facts and Figures

College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, Fall 2018
Undergraduate students         6,173 
Graduate students     913
Ladder-rank & emeritus faculty members     443
Other researchers     487
Permanent staff     208
Alumni     27,331
Research grant expenditures     $58M
Nobel Laureates 2
Members of the National Academy of Sciences 12
Academic Departments 13
Research institutes, centers, and collections 20+
Contract and grant awards     $72M
Agricultural Operations Station

2 stations, 1,020 acres

Agricultural Operations Plant Types     50+
Natural Reserves 8 reserves, 28,000 acres of land

 

Key Collections

Citrus Variety Collection

The UCR Citrus Variety Collection, initiated in 1910 for the UC Citrus Experiment Station, is now one of the most extensive living collections of citrus diversity globally, encompassing approximately 4500 trees representing more than 1,000 accessions of citrus and citrus relatives.

Botanic Gardens

The UCR Botanic Gardens includes 40 hilly acres and more than 3500 plants with emphasis on native plants from California, Mexico, and other Mediterranean and desert climates. 

Nematode

Comprises ~370,000 mounted specimens and thousands of original types. Worldwide, it is among the two or three largest and most important collections to the discipline of nematology.

Entomology

The UCR Entomology Research Museum is the second oldest UC collection of insects and other arthropods and contains ~3 million curated specimens, making it one of the 10 largest University-based collections in North America.

Earth Sciences

Earth Sciences Collections curates several worldwide collections including fossils (~100,000 specimens) of invertebrates, vertebrates and plants as well as several thousand minerals and rocks.

 

Rankings and Acknowledgements

No. 2 in Entomology research in the world – Center for World University Rankings
“California’s top choice for citrus research” – Citrus Research Board 2018
“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

 

Research Highlights

A global leader in agricultural research, UCR has produced more than 40 different citrus varieties, including the popular Tango mandarin.
UCR invented and is the world’s leader in Integrated Pest Management research, equipping growers to combat crop-destroying insects through innovative biocontrol technologies.
Our world-class genetics experts lead the global fight against mosquito-borne illness, saving millions of lives around the world.
Faculty in our Physics and Astronomy department recently discovered the most distant galaxy ever found.
CNAS is a leading center of research on the interactions of food supply and global climate.
Mathematics is used to understand proteins critical to the spread of ovarian cancer, blood clotting.

 

Students

CNAS has received national attention for its First-Year Learning Communities.
CNAs offers unparalleled hands-on learning opportunities for undergraduates and graduates.

 

General UCR Stats

University of California, Riverside, Fall 2018
Total Students Enrolled     23,922 (100%)
Undergraduates     20,581 (86.1%)
Graduates 3,341 (13.9%)
First-generation Undergraduates

11,649 (48.6%)

Pell Grant Recipients 10,417    (43.5%)

 

UCR Undergraduate Enrollment

University of California, Riverside, Fall 2018
Total 20,581 (100%)
African/African-American 689 (3.3%)
Asian/Asian-American 6950    (33.8%)
Chicano and Latino 8550    (41.5%)
Native American or Alaskan Native     19    (<1%)
White/Caucasian 2,258 (10.9%)
International 697 (3.4%)
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 33 (<1%)
Two or more races     1154    (4.8%)
Unknown 231 (<1%)

 

UCR Transfer Student Enrollment

University of California, Riverside, Fall 2018
Total Applicants     10,928 (100%)
Admitted  6,298 (58%)

 

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