The University of California, Irvine is part of the UC system in the state of California. UC Irvine, a research institution in Orange County, specializes in areas such as cancer and neuroscience studies in conjunction with the highly ranked UC Irvine Medical Center.

Key Facts


  • #36 in National Universities according to US News & World Report 2022
  • #8 in Top Public Schools
  • #32 in Business Programs
  • #37 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • #25 in Computer Science

Year founded

  • 1965

School type

  • Public, coed, no religious affiliation

Latest undergraduate enrolment

  • 5,654

Student-faculty ratio

  • 18:1

Freshman acceptance rate

  • 28.8%

Average SAT/ ACT for freshman entry

  • SAT 1530 / ACT 33

Average GPA for freshman entry

  • 4.2

International student population

  • 3,564

Transfer GPA of Kings alumni

  • 3.7 – 3.9

Employment/ job placement rate

  • 89.5%

Median starting salary of alumni

  • $54,500

Popular majors

  • Business, Engineering, Computer Science, Sciences

Tuition and Room & Board

  • $60,996


About the university

Different colleges/ schools within the university include College of Arts and Sciences, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, School of Biological Sciences, The Paul Merage School of Business, School of Education, The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, School of Humanities, Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences, Interdisciplinary Studies, School of Law, School of Medicine, Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Physical Sciences, Program in Public Health, School of Social Ecology, School of Social Sciences.

  • UC Irvine offers over 80 distinct undergraduate degrees, concentrated into 69 majors within 21 broad fields of study
  • There are over 650 student clubs and organizations 
  • High demand majors are Business/ Managerial Economics, Public Health, Psychology, Computer Science, Engineering 
  • Famous alumni include Joe Adams, Discovery Science Foundation; Janet Nguyen, California State Senator 
Kings alumni at UC Irvine

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