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Irvine’s excellent reputation for education extends beyond K-12, with UC-Irvine earning merits in a broad range of fields.  Recognized as one of the Top 10 Public University in the US by US News and World Report and Forbes, UCI attracts high-performing students and pioneering education professionals, working together to catalyze the community and enhance lives through rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and dedicated public service.

University Facts

Built on land that was largely a gift of the Irvine Company, UCI became the cornerstone of the master-planned Irvine community and continues to play a key role in city life. Practically a city within a city at roughly 38,000 strong – helping create the rich, international and progressive fabric of the city of Irvine.


UC Irvine ranks among the top 10 U.S. universities – public and private – in the number of undergraduate applications. UCI offers 87 undergraduate degree programs, as well as 59 master’s; an M.D., Ed.D. and J.D.; and 46 Ph.D. programs.

International Students

UC Irvine offers a wide variety of highly ranked academic and professional degree programs, and we encourage talented and forward-thinking student from across the country and around the world to apply. Choose from over 120 degree programs taught by world-renowned faculty.

Campus Tours

Discover how Irvine combines the best of a college town community with the vibrant opportunities of a bustling city.