The University of California (UC) is one of the world’s largest centers for higher education with a total enrollment of approximately 220,000 students spanning 10 different campuses, namely: Irvine, Santa Barbara, Berkeley, San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, Davis, Merced, San Francisco, and Riverside. The University of California-Irvine (UCI) was established in 1965 with a total enrollment of 1,589 students. Since then, the university has grown considerably in terms of students, faculty members, and distinguished achievements.
The University of California-Irvine is located in Irvine, in the center of the Orange County. Irvine has been named as the safest city in America for five consecutive years. The campus is spread over an area of 1,474 acres on coastal foothills, five miles from the Pacific Ocean. The university has a total enrollment of 27,670 students. Three UCI researchers have won Nobel Prizes (one in Physics, and two in Chemistry).
The University of California-Irvine comprises eight undergraduate schools and two graduate schools. These are: Claire Trevor School of the Arts, School of Biological Sciences, The Paul Merage School of Business, The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, School of Humanities, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, School of Law, School of Physical Sciences, School of Social Ecology, School of Social Sciences, College of Health Sciences, and School of Medicine.
The University of California-Irvine is fully accredited by the Senior Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.