Year in Review

2018 was a big year for UCI, where new levels of excellence were achieved, and the foundation was laid for a brilliant future. To help all our students learn and flourish, the campus unveiled the Anteater Learning Pavilion, California’s first “active learning” facility. The Institute and Museum of California Art voiced bold plans for a world-class center while providing a first glimpse of the heralded Buck CollectionU.S. News & World Report rated UCI the seventh-best public university in the country, marking our highest-ever performance in these influential rankings. This came on the heels of Money putting UCI third on the publication’s 2018 list of the best colleges in the U.S. for our stellar blend of accessible, high-quality education and alumni success. In addition, because of our innovative sustainability programs, UCI is the No. 1 Cool School in the U.S. As always, it’s been a good year to be an Anteater. Here are some highlights.

Anteater Learning Pavilion: First ‘active learning’ building in California opens at UCI

Our students shine brighter

Achieving success and making a difference.
Breaking world records.
Becoming legends.

UCI is committed to being an engine of upward mobility for all students

The fall 2018 issue of UCI Magazine focused on the university’s work in manifesting “The American Dream.”

Featured stories:

  • Advancing the American Dream — UCI is unsurpassed at helping low-income, first-generation and other nontraditional students thrive in college and beyond
  • The American Dream Personified — Profiles of eight alumni who have overcome challenges and are making a difference in their communities and in the world
  • Her Dream? To Call the U.S. Home — UCI law student and “dreamer” Viridiana Chabolla is one of six plaintiffs in Garcia et al. v. United States of America et al.

Treasure trove of paintings, sculpture – some rarely seen – to transform UCI into modern art mecca

UCI receives unparalleled California modern art trove

Much-anticipated museum begins previews of long-hidden paintings, sculptures

Riveting research

Whether profound, far-reaching or fanciful, faculty findings fascinate.
Here are a few of our top hits.

Notable media hits

Best in class

UCI reaches new heights in college rankings

Anteater community raises over $4 million to support programs, projects