Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI’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. With more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 1,100 faculty and 9,400 staff, UCI is among the most dynamic campuses in the University of California system. Increasingly a first-choice campus for students, UCI ranks among the top 10 U.S. universities in the number of undergraduate applications and continues to admit freshmen with highly competitive academic profiles.
UCI graduates include accomplished scientists and teachers, noted doctors and engineers, award-winning authors and poets, professional and Olympic athletes, and acclaimed visual and performing artists. Many are business, civic and cultural leaders. Most choose to continue living and working in Southern California, though their impact is felt around the world.