It is the fourth consecutive year that UC Riverside has been ranked among the top 10 schools in the survey, which considers civic engagement, research, and social mobility. Prior to the No. 2 ranking in 2013, UCR was fifth in 2011 and ninth in 2012.
UCR also placed 21st in the category of “Best-Bang-For-The-Buck Colleges,” an exclusive list that ranks schools on measures of access, affordability and student outcomes. UCR finished first among UC schools and improved five spots from its 2013 ranking.
Steven Brint, vice provost for Undergraduate Education at UCR, said the Washington Monthly rankings are significant because they “reflect the campus’s mission to unite academic excellence, broad access for motivated students, and community engagement.”
“Washington Monthly measures both the academic quality and the social contribution of colleges,” Brint said. “It is gratifying to see that the statistics have confirmed the outstanding record of our campus. People around the country are starting to ask, ‘How does UCR do it?’”
Paul Glastris, editor in chief of Washington Monthly, said that UCR stands out as a model for other public universities to follow, adding “Riverside’s focus on public service exceeds that of almost every other national university.”
UCR was third overall in community service participation and hours served and was first in federal work-study funds spent on service.
Through dedication and commitment to improvement, UCR is always growing and developing in an impressive fashion. Exemplifying Seizing Our Destiny’s location of choice pillar, UCR attracts all sorts of students with untapped potential and academic excellence by constantly proving itself to be a great place to live and learn.
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