This public research university is the fifth largest UC campus, with nearly 28,000 students. The school is one of the fastest growing UC campuses, and is consistently
ranked among the nation’s best universities. Students can choose from 84 undergraduate and 98 graduate and professional degree programs. Recent additions include law, public health, pharmaceutical sciences, and nursing science. The university is noted for its high research activity, with more than $325 million in R&D expenditures.
- College Type: Public
- Program Type: 4-Year University
- College Size: Large (over 5,000 students)
- Campus Setting: Urban
UC Irvine is committed to excellence through diversity. It seeks to enroll academically talented students representative of the population, including those traditionally underrepresented in various academic fields. The school promotes diversity among faculty, students, and staff.
Located in the heart of Orange County in a city named “Safest City in America” for six consecutive years, the University of California at Irvine is close to a wealth of amenities, from beaches, mountains, and deserts, to cultural activities and recreation spots. UC Irvine also competes in 18 men's and women's sports in the NCAA Division I. A gem of the campus is the 21-acre Daniel Aldrich Park, which integrates natural open space with modern structures.