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UC Irvine News Brief: UCI named among 'Best in the West' by Princeton Review

Online ranking of colleges is based on educational excellence, green programs and student reviews.

August 4, 2011

UCI is one of the best colleges in the West, according to The Princeton Review, a nationally known education services company. It’s among 121 institutions recommended in the “Best in the West” section of “2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” posted online Aug. 1. The Princeton Review calls UCI “a serious public school in sunny Orange County and a good fit for studious undergrads looking to benefit from the University of California’s famous faculty and ample research opportunities.” It adds: “Because the campus attracts the best and the brightest, students at UC Irvine can say hello to a Nobel laureate on the way to class and then see an Olympic gold medalist practicing with the women’s volleyball team in the same afternoon.”