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University of California Irvine (UCI)

Irvine, California, United States
UCI believes 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 (6)
Journalism & Media (2)



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. 


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.


As one of the nation's top research universities, UCI is improving lives through the discovery and dissemination of knowledge in numerous forms to all levels of society.

Research Centers and Institutes at UC Irvine provide a mechanism and organizational structure for collective research activities that are fundamentally different from those that occur normally within the schools and departments. 

They are intended to foster the development of short- and long-term research programs that span disciplines and academic units, thereby making it possible for faculty members to acquire extramural resources for which they might not otherwise qualify.


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

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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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
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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.


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.
  • The Science Library offers quiet study space in a wide range of options including 2000 individual study spaces.
  • The Grunigen Medical Library offers quiet study space in a wide range of options including 40 individual study spaces located throughout the library, as well as two meeting rooms available through our online reservation system.

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. 
  • Medical specialists from various disciplines including dermatology, orthopedics/sports medicine, gynecology, internal medicine, and ENT provide on-site consultation on a regular basis.

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.


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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