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University of California, Irvine (UCI) is ranked among the top universities in the world.  Exceptional academics, an incomparable coastal location, and an exciting campus life make UCI a #1 choice to study and have fun. 

We believe in nurturing the innate and varied talents of students who are infinitely curious, think courageously, and see things differently. Our students are supported in the achievement of their education and life-preparation goals by world-class faculty and staff.  UCI uniquely combines the strengths of a large, dynamic research university with the friendly feel of a small college.

In 1965, the University of California, Irvine was founded with a mission to catalyze the community and enhance lives through rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and dedicated public service. Today, we draw on the unyielding spirit of our pioneering faculty, staff and students who arrived on campus with a dream to inspire change and generate new ideas. We believe that true progress is made when different perspectives come together to advance our understanding of the world around us.

Choose UCI. We will equip you to shape the future in extraordinary ways.

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“UCI is benefiting the community and the world in countless ways through its scholarly, scientific, creative, and economic contributions.”

Howard Gillman // Chancellor

Key Facts

Diversity

UCI is committed to excellence through diversity and to the goal of reflecting diversity in our faculty, staff and student populations.

Innovation

UCI researchers see things differently. Our commitment to academics, discovery and leadership has made UCI Orange County’s hub for innovation. See how our research is changing the world as we know it.

Amazing Campus

Seeing is believing — and after seeing our school, you’ll believe this is the place to be!