About Us


University of Riverside is a private international university located in Southern California. We offer English As a Second Language programs through the School of Extended Education. The university is granted a license to provide ESL programs by the authority of the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Education

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University of Riverside is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.  This institution has been participating in the Student Exchange Visitor Program  (SEVIS) since May 2009.

University of Riverside is approved by the Board of Registered Nursing to offer continuing education courses. Course offered meet the requirements of Sections 1456 and 1457, Title 16, California Code of Regulations

The content of all continuing education courses are relevant to the practice of registered nursing and:

  • Related to the scientific knowledge and/or technical skills required for the practice of nursing, or
  • Related to direct and/or indirect patient/client care


Our goal is to provide excellent academic experience to our students. This is why the university motto is Strength in Excellence.