Facts and Figures

College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Fall 2020

Undergraduate students  (2021)     6,728
Graduate students    (2021) 926
Ladder-rank & emeritus faculty members     443
Other researchers     487
Permanent staff     208
Alumni     30,149
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     $97M
Agricultural Operations Station

2 stations, 1,020 acres

Agricultural Operations Plant Species/Varieties 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. 


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.


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.



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 2021

Total Students Enrolled 26,847 (100%)
Undergraduates 22,866 (85.2%)
Graduates 3,981 (14.8%)
First-generation Undergraduates 12,477 (46.5%)
Pell Grant Recipients 11,204 (41.7%)


UCR Undergraduate Enrollment

University of California, Riverside, Fall 2021

Total 22,866 (100%)
African/African-American 782 (2.9%)
Asian/Asian-American 8,449 (31.5%)
Chicano and Latino 10,135 (37.8%)
Native American or Alaskan Native     24 (<1%)
White/Caucasian 3,442 (12.8%)
International 2,115 (7.9%)
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 30 (<1%)
Two or more races     1,458 (5.4%)
Unknown 412  (1.5%)


UCR Transfer Student Enrollment

University of California, Riverside, Fall 2021

Total Applicants 14,744 (100%)
Admitted 9,318 (63%)


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