With more than 28,000 students, 1,400 faculty members, and 8,100 staff, UC, Irvine is among the fastest-growing campuses in the University of California system. Increasingly a first-choice campus for students, the university ranks among the top U.S. universities in the number of undergraduate applications and prides itself as a center for quality education that fosters the passionate and enthusiastic expansion of knowledge as its graduates are equipped with the tools of analysis, expression, and cultural understanding necessary for leadership in todays world.
Celebrating 40 years of innovation, the University of California, Irvine combines the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. Since its opening in Fall 1965, UC, Irvine has become internationally recognized for efforts that are improving lives through research and discovery, fostering excellence in scholarship and teaching, and engaging and enriching the community.
The city of Irvine, ranked as one of the safest cities in the nation, is located within the heartland of The O.C. (Orange County), a dynamic and fast growing environment close to the Pacific Ocean, and is an hour away from both Los Angeles and San Diego. Being Orange Countys second-largest employer, the university generates an annual economic impact on the county of $3 billion.