Founded in 1965, the University of California, Irvine combines the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. With a commitment to cutting-edge research, teaching, learning and creativity, UCI is a driving force for innovation and discovery that benefits our local, national and global communities in many ways.
With nearly 28,000 students, 1,100 faculty members and 9,000 staff, UCI is among the most dynamic campuses in the University of California system. UCI ranks among the top U.S. universities in the number of undergraduate applications and continues to admit freshmen with highly competitive academic profiles. Orange County’s largest employer, UCI generates an annual economic impact on the county of $3.9 billion.
UCI consistently ranks among the nation’s best universities—public and private—with achievements in a broad range of fields that have garnered high national rankings for many schools, departments and programs. The university is noted for its excellent research and graduate programs, an extensive commitment to undergraduate education, and a growing number of professional schools and programs of academic importance and social significance.
The new UC Irvine School of Law is actively partnering with programs across the campus, building unique opportunities for interdisciplinary research, teaching and collaborative student projects that serve real clients. Dual-degree programs and joint faculty appointments will fully leverage the university’s existing strengths and rich array of renowned academic programs.