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The University of California, Riverside, located in Riverside, California, is a public research, land-grant university and one of the top 125 institutions of higher learning in the United States. Governor Earl Warren signed a bill to establish the liberal arts college in 1949, and the university had one of the fastest enrollment rates out of all the UC schools. Today, its two campuses sit on nearly 2,000 acres of land in both rural and urban settings. Its motto is “Fiat lux” or “Let there be light.” Notable alumni include cartoonist Steve Breen, chemist Richard R. Schrock, actress Jamie Chung, poet Billy Collins, novelist Elizabeth George, golfer Gary McCord, psychologist Marigold Linton and professor Tim D. White. The school’s colors are sky blue and gold, its mascot is the Scotty Highlander and its teams are called the Highlanders. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I – Big West, and varsity sports offered there include men’s soccer, tennis, golf, basketball, cross country and track and field, and women’s softball, golf, volleyball, basketball, cross country, tennis and soccer. UC Riverside used to participate in football until 1975, when the program was suspended.
Riverside is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, located in the Inland Empire metropolitan area. Riverside is the county seat of the eponymous county and named for its location beside the Santa Ana River. It is the most populous city in the Inland Empire and in Riverside County, and is located about 55 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. More from Wikipedia...
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Clubs & Extracurriculars:Important, more than 350 to choose from
Greek Life:Important, many on campus
Party Scene:Standard, mostly on the weekends
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