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. UC Irvine’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.
In less than 50 years, UC Irvine has become one of the most dynamic campuses in the University of California system.
UC Irvine excels in a broad range of fields, garnering national recognition for many schools, departments and programs.
Facts & Figures
Orange County’s second-largest employer, UC Irvine generates an annual economic impact on the county of $4.8 billion.
UC Irvine will further strengthen its research and educational programs, extend its influence, and continue to raise its visibility and reputation as one of the best comprehensive research universities in the country by 2015.
UC Irvine is committed to excellence through diversity and to the goal of reflecting diversity in our faculty, student and staff populations, as well as our teaching, research and public service endeavors.