Founded in 1965, the University of California, Irvine combines the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. With a commitment to cutting-edge research, teaching, learning and creativity, UCI is a driving force for innovation and discovery that benefits our local, national and global communities in many ways.
With more than 27,000 students, nearly 2,000 faculty members and 8,900 staff, UCI is among the fastest-growing campuses in the University of California system. Increasingly a first-choice campus for students, UCI ranks among the top U.S. universities in the number of undergraduate applications and continues to admit freshmen with highly competitive academic profiles. Orange County’s third-largest employer, UCI generates an annual economic impact on the county of $3.6 billion.
Excellence in Academics & Research
UCI is a center for quality education that fosters the passionate and enthusiastic expansion of knowledge. Our graduates are equipped with the tools of analysis, expression and cultural understanding necessary for leadership in today’s world.
UCI is consistently ranked among the nation’s best universities – public and private – with achievements in a broad range of fields that have garnered high national rankings for many schools, departments and programs. Three UCI researchers have won Nobel Prizes – two in chemistry and one in physics.
The university is noted for its excellent research and graduate programs, an extensive commitment to undergraduate education, and a growing number of professional schools and programs of academic importance and social significance. Recent additions include public health, pharmaceutical sciences and nursing science programs, as well as a new School of Law scheduled to open in 2009.
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