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University of California, Irvine (UCI)

Irvine, California, United States
UCI draws 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. And we enlighten our communities and point the way to a better future. At UCI, we shine brighter.

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (7)
Journalism & Media (2)

About

History

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.

Education

UCI is a center for quality education that fosters passionate, enthusiastic and ongoing expansion of knowledge and approaches to scholarship. Graduates are prepared to be global citizens equipped with the tools of analysis, expression and cultural understanding required for leadership in today's world.

Research

The University of California's fundamental missions are teaching, research, and public service. The mission of the Office of Research is to support and enhance the creative and scholarly activities of UCI faculty.

Led by the Vice Chancellor for Research and his Senior Leadership team, the Office of Research (OR) works with other campus units to foster an environment for research and artistic activity that facilitates the discovery and dissemination of knowledge in many forms to all levels of society.

Career

UCI Career will help you discover your first, or next opportunity. Whether it’s creating a cover letter, boosting your resume, preparing for a big interview, participating in a career-focused course, or even getting accepted into graduate school—you can start here.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
78
2019
-
2018
75
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
80 3
2018
83 -19
2017
64
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
96
2019
96 3
2018
99
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.

Services

Student services

The International Center advances and facilitates international engagement at UCI to enhance the academic and personal experience of the international community. The International Center staff is committed to serving campus constituents through advising, immigration services, programming, advocacy, and outreach.

Housing services

UC Irvine Student Housing works in close partnership with the Disability Services Center. Housing accommodation decisions where physical, medical, psychological, or developmental needs are to be taken into consideration are based on written recommendation from the Disability Services Center. 

Library services

The Langson Library offers quiet study space in a wide range of options including 852 individual study spaces.

  • Open 24 hours 10th and Finals weeks.
  • The Basement and Special Collections are designated Quiet Study Zones.
  • The 3rd floor offers study rooms of varying sizes.
  • The Nordstrom Honors Study Room is available on the 4th floor for Honors students.

ICT services

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is responsible for supporting the IT needs of UC Irvine faculty, students, and staff.  The mission is to provide information technology leadership, services, and innovative solutions to promote the research, education and community service goals of the University.

Medical services

The UC Irvine Student Health Center is a comprehensive outpatient clinic staffed with licensed primary care physicians, psychiatrists, licensed clinical social workers, dentists, physician assistants, registered nurse practitioners, and registered nurses.

Student Life

Campus life

Centrally located next to the Science Library, Campus Village offers independent year-round living for both undergraduate and graduate students, with all the advantages of on-campus housing, including live-on support staff, community facilities, convenience, and affordability.

Sports facilities

The mission of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of California, Irvine is to facilitate and enrich the education and personal growth of its students through their participation in competitive NCAA Division I athletics. Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to the welfare of student-athletes and staff, and advocates an environment that promotes excellence in athletic and academic performance, sportsmanship, diversity, and gender equity. Intercollegiate Athletics also supports the University of California's mission of public service and serves to generate a unifying spirit among students, faculty, staff, and alumni that transcends communities, cultures, and generations.

Student clubs

The Office of Campus Organizations provides opportunities for students to pursue personal and professional goals through involvement with Registered Campus Organizations. We promote leadership development by providing resources, innovative programming, and advising for Campus Organizations and the campus community. We aspire to provide transformative leadership experiences that foster a community of engagement and campus spirit.

Accreditation

UCI is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. All courses and certificate programs offered by UCI Division of Continuing Education have been developed and are administered in accordance with UCI Division of Continuing Education policy and the regulations of the Academic Senate of the University of California.

Student Reviews

UC Irvine
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The campus is beautiful and the classes very difficult. The school has many resources to help out students in many ways but lacks an understanding for students who commute and work full time jobs, the school is more fit for a student who only has time to focus on their studies. Overall, a wonderful school.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I had a wonderful time studying with this and it was an experience that I would recommend to others.

Irvine, California, United States

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