The University of California, Irvine (UCI, UC Irvine, or Irvine), is a public research university located in Irvine, California, and one of the 10 general campuses in the University of California (UC) system.The University of California, Irvine was one of three new University of California campuses established in the 1960s under the California Master Plan for Higher Education with the San Diego and Santa Cruz campuses.During the 1950s, the University of California saw the need for the new campuses to handle both the large number of college-bound World War II veterans (largely due to the G. I. Bill) and the expected increase in enrollment from the post-war baby boom.
As the largest employer in Orange County, UCI contributes an annual economic impact of $4.2 billion with an operating budget of almost $1.9 billion for 2008 including $328 million in extramural research funding. Numerous other educational and training opportunities are offered in numerous areas ranging from physician residency programs at UC Irvine's Medical Center to community certificate programs and other coursework through University Extension.
UC Irvine is considered a Public Ivy. Money Magazine ranked UC Irvine 13th in the country (and 3rd among public colleges) out of the nearly 1500 schools it evaluated for its 2015 Best Colleges ranking
Times Higher Education ranked UCI 4th in the world and 1st in the US among the top universities under 50 years of age in 2012. UCI was ranked 7th in the world and 1st in the U.S. again for 2014.
In 2014 Washington Monthly ranked UCI 7th out of the top 100 Affordable Elite colleges and universities.
In 2015 Kiplinger ranked UCI 30th out of the top 100 best-value public colleges and universities in the nation, and 4th in California.
In 2015, Sierra Magazine ranked UCI 1st in its "Coolest Schools" in America list for campus sustainability and climate change efforts.
Affiliations : University of California,Association of American Universities,Big West Conference Mountain Pacific Sports Federation,Association of Pacific Rim Universities
Location & Facilities
The layout of the core campus resembles a rough circle with its center being Aldrich Park (initially known as Central Park), lined up by the Ring Mall and buildings surrounding the road. To further emphasize the layout, academic units are positioned relative to the center, wherein undergraduate schools are closer to the center than the graduate schools.
Libraries and study centers
Student activities and traditions at UC Irvine
UCI's Greek Life began in 1973 with three sororities (Delta Gamma, Pi Beta Phi, and Gamma Phi Beta) and three fraternities (Beta Theta Pi, Sigma Chi, and Phi Delta Theta). Today it is a community with over 2,200 students in 26 sororities and 21 fraternities representing a wide range of ethnicities, cultures, and backgrounds.
There are three major overhead bodies on the campus that govern Greek Life: Inter Fraternity Council, The Panhellenic Association, and The Multicultural Greek Council.
List of Departments
• Schools of UCI
• School of Education
• School of Medicine
• UCI Law
• Paul Merage School of Busines
• Biological Sciences
• Information & Computer Sciences
• Interdisciplinary Studies
• Nursing Science
• Pharmaceutical Sciences
• Physical Sciences
• Public Health
• Social Ecology
• Social Sciences
Scholarships for current undergraduates are awarded to students who demonstrate a high level of academic achievement. Additionally, some scholarships are awarded with respect to financial need, or other specific criteria such as leadership, major or special skills.
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