Started in 1965, the University of California, Irvine has been committed not only to academics and research, but to leadership and character development of its students, faculty and staff members, and community. The strengths of a research university combined with its unparalleled location makes UCI a first-choice campus for many students. UCI is ranked among the top 10 universities in the U.S. in the number of undergraduate applications received, continuing to admit students with highly competitive academic profiles. UC Irvine also ranked number one in the U.S. and fourth in the world in a Times Higher Education analysis of the best universities under age 50.
Home to more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 1,100 faculty members, and 9,400 staff members, UCI continues to be a lively campus serving the community locally, nationally, and globally.