University of California, Irvine

About Us

Learn About UCI

Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI's unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities in many ways.


Campus Overview

Founded in 1965, UCI has become one of the most dynamic campuses in the University of California system.


Office of the Chancellor

Howard Gillman, Ph.D., became UCI's sixth chancellor on Sept. 18, 2014.

Peter the Anteater

Peter the Anteater

Meet Peter the Anteater, celebrity mascot of UCI.


Spotlights on Innovation

UCI has an unyielding commitment to academics, innovation and leadership excellence. As a result, we've become one of the top research universities in the world with an internationally recognized faculty and integrated programs that shine.


Key Rankings

UCI excels in a broad range of fields, garnering national recognition for many schools, departments and programs.

Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan

UCI will reach new heights and social impact by maintaining our culture of innovation, cultivating an enriching and supportive environment for those of all backgrounds and life stories, and embracing the power of different.

Facts & Figures

Campus Data

Orange County's second-largest employer, UCI generates an annual economic impact on the county of $5 billion.


Administrative Offices

An alphabetical listing of links to UCI's administrative offices.


Diversity Resources

UCI is committed to excellence through diversity and to the goal of reflecting diversity in our faculty, student and staff populations, as well as our teaching, research and public service endeavors.

Principles of Community

Principles of Community

UCI is a multicultural community of people from diverse backgrounds. We are enriched by our acceptance of one another, and we strive to learn from each other in an atmosphere of positive engagement and mutual respect.