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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.

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

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

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

UCI is 3rd in nation for diversity in 2021 Wall Street Journal ranking


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


UCI is transforming health and wellness by advancing cross-disciplinary research and treatment approaches to address society’s most pressing medical issues, such as depression and opioid addiction.

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