Welcome to the University of California, Irvine, one of the nation’s foremost public research universities and an anchoring institution for Orange County. For over 50 years, generations of UCI students, faculty, staff and alumni have helped our community thrive through collaboration, creativity and innovation. I look forward to keeping you informed and connected to the Anteater family.
UCI has once again beennamed the nation’s No. 1 “Coolest School”bySierra, the official magazine of the Sierra Club. This marks the third time UCI has earned the highest spot in the rankings – we’re the only college or university ever to accomplish this – and the ninth consecutive year UCI has been in the top 10 (also a record).
Competitive, organized esports is one of the fastest-growing activities on American college campuses. UCI started its varsity esports team two and a half years ago — making us a pioneer in this fast-paced and challenging pastime — and earlier this month, our UCI team won the 2018 League of Legends College Championship, upsetting Columbia College in the final, which was watched online by tens of thousands of people around the world.
University of California, Irvine was founded 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 UCI, we shine brighter.