University of California, Irvine

country rank  21
world rank  24

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University Overview

Established in 1965, University of California, Irvine is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Irvine (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), California. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Berkeley, Davis, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, University of California, Irvine (UCI) is a very large (EduListing enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of California, Irvine (UCI) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 55 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this US higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym UCI
Founded 1965
Motto Fiat Lux
Let there be light
Colours Blue and gold

University Location

Address 501 Aldrich Hall
Irvine (population range: 50,000-249,999)
92697 California
United States
T +1 (949) 824 5011
F +1 (949) 824 2087
Other locations Berkeley, Davis, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 20-30%
Admission Office 260 Aldrich Hall
Irvine 92697
+1 (949) 824 6703

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 35,000-39,999
Academic Staff over-5,000
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Quarters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of California, Irvine's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

WASC Senior College and University Commission

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • American Chemical Society
  • California Commission on Teacher Credentialing CCTC
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology ABET
  • American Board of Genetic Counseling
  • American Bar Association ABA
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business AACSB International
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
  • Board of Registered Nursing
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Council of Public Education for Public Health CEPH
  • National Planning Accreditation Board

Memberships and Affiliations

  • University of California System (UC System)
  • Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)
  • Association of American Universities (AAU)
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Open Education Consortium (OEC)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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