The University of California, Irvine is ranked seventh among the nation's best public universities and 8th among all national public universities, according to the annual U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Colleges" ranking of undergraduate programs at leading universities.

With 30,000 undergraduate students and three Nobel Prize winning faculty members, UC Irvine is a dynamic and fast-growing campus. The city of Irvine is ranked as one of the safest cities in the nation, and enjoys close proximity to the beautiful Pacific coastline.

UC Irvine is a driving force of innovation that benefits local, national and global communities. Being a major research university it has a commitment to cutting-edge research, teaching, learning and creativity and offers 82 undergraduate degrees and 98 graduate and professional degrees. 

Basic details

  • Region: West
  • Location: Irvine, California
  • Campus setting: Urban
  • Type of institution: Public

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 28.96%
  • Average ACT score: N/A
  • Average SAT score: N/A
  • Test optional? Test blind. UCI will not consider SAT or ACT test scores when making admissions decisions or awarding scholarships.
  • Common Application accepted? No
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; Anthropology; Area Studies; Art History; Arts; Biology; Biomedical Engineering; Business; Chemistry; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Dance; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; Engineering; English; Environmental Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; Gender Studies; Genetics; History; Humanities; Information Sciences/Systems; International Relations; Languages; Law; Literature; Management; Marketing; Mathematics; Medical Sciences; Neuroscience; Music; Nursing; Pharmacology; Physics; Philosophy; Political Science; Psychology; Public Health; Public Policy; Social Work; Sociology; Urban Planning; Veterinary Medicine
  • Full list of majors available:


  • International students are eligible for: Merit-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $66,220


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's Athletics / Track and Field;  Men's Baseball;  Men's Basketball;  Women's Basketball;  Men's Cross Country;  Women's Cross Country;  Men's Football / Soccer;  Women's Football / Soccer;  Men's Golf;  Women's Golf;  Men's Tennis;  Men's Volleyball;  Women's Volleyball;  Men's Water Polo;  Women's Water Polo

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