University of California - Irvine
In 1965, the University of California, Irvine was founded with a mission to catalyze the community and enhance lives through rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and dedicated public service. Today, it draws on the unyielding spirit of its pioneering faculty, staff and students who arrived on campus with a dream to inspire change and generate new ideas.
The University of California, Irvine is a center for quality education that fosters passionate, enthusiastic and ongoing expansion of knowledge and approaches to scholarship. Graduates are prepared to be global citizens equipped with the tools of analysis, expression and cultural understanding required for leadership in today's world.
UCI is committed to excellence through diversity and to the goal of reflecting diversity in its faculty, student and staff populations, as well as its teaching, research and public service endeavors. As one of the nation's top research universities, UCI is improving lives through the discovery and dissemination of knowledge in numerous forms to all levels of society.
UCI Engage serves as a campus-wide hub to support, amplify, and celebrate civic and community engagement and to foster partnerships that are collaborative, empowering, and transformative. Core activities include coordinating and communicating campus engagement activities on- and off-campus, building capacity among campus and community partners to fuel meaningful engagement, and supporting and fostering emerging collaborations.
The university is located in the heart of beautiful Orange County, nestled between Los Angeles and San Diego counties and just five miles from SoCal’s sunny shores. A cornerstone of Irvine, one of the safest cities in the U.S. and home to Southern California’s burgeoning tech coast, UCI is the perfect place to study, work, live and play. Its close proximity to shopping, amusement parks, premier arts and cultural centers, and industry leaders make UCI a destination unlike any other.