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University of California, Riverside
Motto Fiat lux (Latin)
Motto in English
Let there be light
Type Land-grant
Public research university
Established 1954
Parent institution
University of California
Academic affiliation
Endowment $251 million (2018)
Budget $1.062 billion (2016-2017)
Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox
Provost Cynthia Larive
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 23,922 (2018)
Undergraduates 20,581 (2018)
Postgraduates 3,341 (2018)
Location , ,
United States
Campus Suburban (Riverside)
Rural (Palm Desert)
1,931 acres (781 ha) in total
Academic term Quarter
Colors Sky blue and Gold
Nickname Highlanders
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division IBig West
Mascot Scotty Highlander
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The University of California, Riverside (UCR or UC Riverside), is a public research university in Riverside, California. It is part of the University of California system.

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Coordinates: 33°58′32″N 117°19′52″W / 33.97556°N 117.33111°W / 33.97556; -117.33111

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