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Riverside City College

Check whether Riverside City College is right for you as an international student.

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Riverside, USA
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Study abroad at Riverside City College

Riverside City College (RCC) is an excellent public community college situated in Riverside, a city in the US state of California. It's been educating bright minds from around the world since 1916 - it’s a great place to study.

RCC offers more than 100 accredited and high-quality programs with transfer options to top universities including UC Berkeley and UCLA. There’s everything from art and biology to history and journalism - there’s so much choice.

There are plenty of on-campus facilities available to enjoy at RCC. Overseas students will have open access to a fantastic library, spacious study areas, popular dining options, a great cultural engagement center, and thriving social spaces.

Why study at Riverside City College?

  • Great location

    Located in Southern California near Los Angeles, just a 1-hour drive to the beach, mountains, and theme parks

  • Easy admission

    No SAT/ACT and low TOEFL/IETLS score requirement

  • Safe community

    Riverside has a 24/7 on-campus police service and support and a low campus crime rate

  • Transfer opportunities

    Transfer 2+2 to top US Universities including UCLA, UCB, Columbia, USC, and more

Life as an international student

RCC’s fabulous campus is home to a multicultural student population. There are currently international students from over 40 countries enrolled at the College. The environment is beautifully cosmopolitan and lively.

There are plenty of student-friendly housing options available in Riverside City. You can find everything from cozy rooms to spacious apartments conveniently located near campus. RCC can provide housing advice and resources to help you.

Students can make lifelong friends and connections outside the classroom thanks to the vast number of clubs, organizations, and societies at RCC. There’s everything from sports teams to photography workshops - there’s an extracurricular activity for every passion.

Student reviews for Riverside City College

Overall rating
4.4 stars
Based on 2 reviews
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4.5 stars
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University facilities
4 stars
University social
4.5 stars
  • A U
    Overall experience 4 stars
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    Riverside City College Business
    Tell us about Riverside City College
    As Deborah Meier said, 'Good schools, like good society and good families, celebrate and cherish diversity.' this college is more than just a school it is also a place where you get a chance to meet different people from different background and sometimes those people become your second family. they also enable students from diverse backgrounds to bring their personal thoughts, feelings, and experiences into the classroom. they also offer free bus transportation which in this case helps a lot.
  • Sai Naunk
    Overall experience 5 stars
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    Riverside City College Healthcare Science
    Tell us about Riverside City College
    In Riverside City College (RCC), the facilities, communication and transport links are really comfortable for students. When I got into the United States, I had to stay in my aunt's house. Although I was really humble and contributed my best part to help her, she forced me to get out of her house. At that time, I did not have any contacts where I should move to get a shelter. So, I asked for help in the International student center in RCC. By the grace of God, they helped me find a place where I got a real family value. Therefore, the societies and social life in RCC are really warm, and they are always ready to help their students within their capacities.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
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    • Group Study Rooms
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    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Sports Facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf American Football Pitches 1
    • Sport facilities 1
  • Fitness Centre
    • Fitness Classes 1
    • Swimming Pool 2
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Cafe’s 1
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Tennis Courts 10
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 40
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program

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Fees and funding

Undergraduate tuition: $9,500

CGCAA-RCC International Student Scholarship

International Students at Riverside City College are welcome to apply for CGACC-RCC Scholarship. This scholarship is in the form of a tuition fee reduction.

Eligibility: To be eligible for consideration for this award, applicants must be a new or continuing international student who will study full-time at Riverside City College, on an F-1 Student Visa. The scholarship committee will select the most qualified applicants based on merit.

Average amount: Up to $2,500 off tuition fees

RCCD Foundation Scholarships

Requirement: Only current RCC students can apply. The scholarship committee will select the most qualified applicants based on merit. Average amount: Up to $2,000 off tuition fees


Riverside City College

4800 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92506, United States

Riverside is a sunny city with lots to experience. International students at RCC have easy access to breathtaking beaches, fashionable boutiques, popular restaurants, exciting social venues, and picturesque scenery.

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Visa requirements for Riverside City College

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