World-leading, world-changing impact

Trailblazing research, high-octane academics, a picturesque setting near the beach – and a quirky anteater mascot. Founded in 1965, University of California, Irvine has marched to the beat of a different drum and quickly established itself both as one of the top 10 public universities in the U.S. and as a campus deeply committed to putting its values into practice.

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

Empowered to make a difference

Inclusive excellence is foundational to UCI’s mission and day-to-day operations. As part of its commitment to creating a thriving university culture for Black people, the campus offers a multitude of initiatives and support programs that promote Black student success, with a goal of making UCI a first-choice college for this vital population.

Special Report: California’s climate crisis and solutions

UCI, which since its founding in 1965 has been home to the world’s leading researchers on the Earth’s environment, has launched the website California’s Climate Crisis and Solutions. It tells the story of UCI’s all-encompassing, cross-disciplinary approach to climate change studies in the Golden State.

Tackling public health crises

Learn more about our innovative research, our commitment to student support and all the reasons why UCI is the place to be.