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. UC Irvine’s unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities in many ways.
Programs Supported at UC Irvine
Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences
The Henry Samueli School of Engineering
Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences
School of Medicine
School of Physical Sciences
About UC Irvine
With over 28,000 students, 1,100 faculty members and 9,000 staff members, UC Irvine is among the most dynamic campuses in the University of California system. Increasingly a first-choice campus for students, UC Irvine 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 largest employer, UC Irvine generates an annual economic impact on the county of $4.3 billion.
UC Irvine fosters the passionate and enthusiastic expansion of knowledge through quality education. Graduates are equipped with the tools of analysis, expression and cultural understanding necessary for leadership in today’s world.
Consistently ranked among the nation’s best universities – public and private – UC Irvine excels in a broad range of fields, garnering national recognition for many schools, departments and programs. Three UC Irvine researchers have won Nobel Prizes – two in chemistry and one in physics.
The university is noted for its top-rated research and graduate programs, extensive commitment to undergraduate education, and growing number of professional schools and programs of academic and social significance.