University of California, Irvine

University Facts

University Facts

鶹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.

鶹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+ 鶹Health physicians listed as "Best Doctors in America"

鶹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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Last updated May 2024

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Institutional Honors

  • 鶹is one of 71 universities in the U.S. and Canada elected to membership in the prestigious .
  • 鶹is ranked among nation’s 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.
  • 鶹is ranked among the by Forbes.
  • 鶹is ranked in the  by Princeton Review.
  • 鶹has earned a from Money's 2023-24 Best Colleges in America list.
  • For the 23rd consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has recognized 鶹Medical Center as one of America’s Best Hospitals.
  • Three 鶹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

  • 鶹is of sustainability leaders. Campus has been in top 10 for unmatched 12 straight years, with 4 first-place finishes. The magazine is the official publication of the Sierra Club, one of the nation's largest and most influential environmental organizations.
  • 鶹is a for its sustainability efforts. It is one of four universities to receive the rare recognition.
  • Money magazine named 鶹the No. 1 .
  • 鶹is ranked by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education



  • 鶹ranks No. 3 for by The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education.
  • 鶹is recognized among the . Ranked 4th on the list, the campus provides extensive offerings via the .
  • The U.S. Department of Education named 鶹a Hispanic-serving institution, meaning that fully one-quarter of undergraduates identify as Latino and that half of all students receive financial aid. 鶹is , which aims to double Latino doctoral students and increase professoriate by 20 percent.
  • 鶹also is designated as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving institution

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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