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University of California, Irvine

About Us

About Us

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, we draw on the unyielding spirit of our pioneering faculty, staff and students who arrived on campus with a dream to inspire change and generate new ideas. We believe that true progress is made when different perspectives come together to advance our understanding of the world around us. And we enlighten our communities and point the way to a better future. At 㴫ý, we shine brighter.

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At a Glance

36,000+ Students

Mascot: Peter the Anteater

86 bachelor's, 85 master's, 57 doctorates

㴫ý 10 Public University by U.S. News & World Report and Forbes

㴫ý 10 Best Value Public University in the U.S. by Princeton Review

#3 among top doctoral institutions by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

28 National titles in nine sports

200,000+ alumni

$7 billion annual economic impact in Orange County

 

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Chancellor Howard Gillman

Howard Gillman, Ph.D., became 㴫ý’s sixth chancellor
on Sept. 18, 2014.

Strategic Plan

㴫ý’s strategic plan sets forth an ambitious path to reach new heights of excellence and social impact.

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Diversity

㴫ý is committed to excellence through diversity
and to the goal of reflecting diversity
in our faculty, staff and student populations.

Innovation

㴫ý researchers see things differently. Our commitment to academics, discovery and leadership has made 㴫ý Orange County’s hub for innovation. See how our research is changing the world as we know it.

Discover

Explore the 㴫ý campus and experience life in beautiful, sunny Southern California.

Find your footing at 㴫ý. Schedule a tour and see for yourself why more than 33,000 students call 㴫ý home.

Orange County

See the sights and discover what makes OC an ideal location to learn, work and thrive.

Maps & Directions

New to campus or need directions? We’ve got you covered.