The University of California continues to thrive in its mission of teaching, research and community service. At UC Irvine, we fulfill this mission by incorporating our pillars of excellence — academic excellence, research excellence, leadership excellence and character excellence — into everything we do. — Chancellor Michael Drake
UC Irvine fosters academic excellence in state-of-the-art labs and smart classrooms, where outstanding students from across the country and all around the world learn from our award-winning faculty.
Through our research excellence, UC Irvine is shaping the future of issues that matter – from energy and the environment to health care.
The people of UC Irvine are enabled, empowered and inspired to make a difference in the world. Our continued commitment to leadership excellence means that we are preparing the next generation of global leaders.
— respect, intellectual curiosity, integrity, commitment, empathy, appreciation and fun — form the foundation of our fourth pillar of excellence, character excellence.