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UCI is ranked among nation’s top 10 public universities for seventh year in a row

The Buzz

UCI is No. 2 in Sierra magazine’s 2021 ‘Cool Schools’ ranking of sustainability leaders

Campus has been in top 10 for unmatched 12 straight years, with 4 first-place finishes

Serving UCI’s Latino community

Recognizing the campus commitment to diversity during Hispanic Heritage Month

Paintings that play with perception

New exhibition at UCI’s Institute and Museum of California Art pairs abstract and representational works

UCI Podcast: The technologies that could solve California’s droughts

Policies, and especially attitudes toward water, will have to shift as climate change makes drought more severe, says David Feldman

News

UCI to welcome inaugural Doctor of Pharmacy class at White Coat Ceremony

Program prepares next generation of medication experts to care for whole patient

UCI is ranked among nation’s top 10 public universities for seventh year in a row

U.S. News also puts campus at No. 2 for social mobility for second consecutive year

UCI Law Fair Elections and Free Speech Center to host virtual conference

“Election Subversion: Is American Democracy in Danger?” to feature leading election officials, scholars and political experts

Who We Are

Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and is ranked among the nation’s top 10 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 37,000 students and offers 222 degree programs. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing $7 billion annually to the local economy and $8 billion statewide.

About UCI

Academics

UCI is a center for quality education that fosters passionate, enthusiastic and ongoing expansion of knowledge and approaches to scholarship.

Research Programs

UCI is improving lives through the investigation, discovery and dissemination of knowledge in numerous forms to all levels of society.

Our Community

UCI students, faculty and staff reach beyond the classrooms and laboratories to address social issues and improve the human condition.

Visit

UCI combines the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location.

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Campus Maps

Visit the Campus Maps page for the best way to reach UCI and locate intended campus destinations, as well as nearby parking options.

Visitor Center

The Visitor Center welcomes prospective students and their parents, alumni and all visitors who want to know more about the university.

Parking & Transportation

Transportation & Distribution Services offers information on parking rates and timely updates on sustainable commuting options.

Events

There’s always something interesting going on at UCI. Enlightening classes, engaging public lectures, captivating performances and exciting athletic events take place year-round.

Featured events

Arts & Athletics

Arts

Claire Trevor School of the Arts is UCI's center for innovative, creative engagement in art in all of its facets: production, critique, appreciation and development.

Learn more about the Claire Trevor School of the Arts Get Tickets to an arts event

Athletics

Our mission is to facilitate and enrich the education and personal growth of students through their participation in competitive NCAA Division I athletics.

Learn more about UCI Athletics Get Tickets to an athletic event

Initiatives

Innovation

UCI Beall Applied Innovation brings campus-based discoveries together with Southern California’s vibrant business community to support job creation, economic growth and foster a world-class entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Learn more about Applied Innovation

Sustainability

A platform for interdisciplinary scholarship on critical climate, environment and resource issues, this initiative aims to infuse sustainability across campus, empowering students and faculty with the rich institutional history of impactful research.

Learn more about the sustainability initiative

Health

UCI Health provides the highest quality healthcare to Orange County and surrounding communities through its world-class physicians, surgeons and clinical staff.

UCI Health

Delivering world-class healthcare – and hope

Alumni & Giving

Alumni

Founded in 1968, the UCI Alumni Association offers an enriching and supportive hub for graduates, fosters lifelong Anteater pride and welcomes non-alumni community participation. Click below to discover the many benefits offered by UCIAA.

Learn about UCI Alumni Association

Giving

UCI launched its $2 billion Brilliant Future campaign. The campaign seeks to spur groundbreaking discoveries and transform the campus while increasing engagement with UCIs vibrant alumni community. Learn about making a gift to UCI

Resources

Work at UCI

UCI is a great place to work. Start your job search here.

Emergency Preparedness

Learn simple steps to be better prepared for an emergency – at work and at home.

Disability Services

Resources for students, parents and faculty members.