University of California, Irvine

University Facts

University Facts

UCI is consistently recognized as a trailblazer in a broad range of fields, garnering national and international honors in every school. The campus’s diverse academic offerings paired with world-class leadership create an environment worthy of any passionate, dedicated scholar. Explore some of UCI’s points of pride below.

UCI Points of Pride

Top 10 public university in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report and Forbes

Top 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

#3 in the nation for diversity by The Wall Street Journal / Times Higher Education 2022 College rankings

190+ UCI Health physicians listed as "Best Doctors in America"

UCI Medical Center, one of America's Best Hospitals for 23 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report.

Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center based in Orange County.

48 graduate programs and specialties ranked in nation’s top 50 by U.S. News & World Report.

5 Nobel Prizes. Four in chemistry, one in physics.

1 of 71 elected institutions in the Association of American Universities.

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2024 Facts & Figures (PDF)
Last updated May 2024

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Institutional Honors

  • UCI is one of 71 universities in the U.S. and Canada elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities.
  • UCI is ranked among nation’s top 10 public universities for the ninth year in a row by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News also puts campus among the Top 10 for social mobility.
  • UCI is ranked among the top 10 in nation for public universities by Forbes.
  • UCI is ranked in the top 10 for best value by Princeton Review.
  • UCI has earned a 5-star rating from Money's 2023-24 Best Colleges in America list.
  • For the 23rd consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has recognized UCI Medical Center as one of America’s Best Hospitals.
  • Three UCI faculty members, one postdoctoral scholar and one alumnus have received a Nobel Prize. Our Nobel laureates include recipients of the prize in chemistry (David MacMillan Ph.D. ’96, Mario Molina, F. Sherwood Rowland, Irwin A. Rose) and physics (Frederick Reines).

Sustainability & Environment


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Campus Data

Enrollment (fall 2022)

Undergraduates  28,661
Graduate (general campus)  6,197
Graduate (Health Sciences) 1,822

Workforce (fall 2022)

Ladder-rank faculty 1,553
Other teaching faculty 1,292
Nonteaching academics 2,966
Campus staff  6,677
Medical center staff  6,890
Subtotal 19,378
Student employees 7,838
Total 27,216

Degrees Awarded (2021-22)

Bachelor's  9,009
Master's 1,751
Ph.D. 514
M.D.   93
D.N.P 18
J.D. 138
Total   11,523

Retention and Graduation Rates

One-Year Retention Rate  94%
Four-Year Graduation Rate  73%
Six-Year Graduation Rate  85%


New Undergraduate Applicants (fall 2022) 141,994
New Undergraduates Enrolled (fall 2022) 8,239

Student Fees (2022-23)

California residents (undergraduates)  $16,246
Nonresidents (includes tuition, fees)  $47,271