We like different

Single-mindedly pursuing diversity of thought, experience, and opportunity in all we do.

Why UCI?

We like that you do things differently. So do we.

At UCI, we believe in the infinitely curious. Our students are the tinkerers, the dreamers, and the courageous of thought. They are inspiring, motivated, and they care about the world around them. And they aren’t afraid to go where others won’t.

No other college or university nurtures fearless, independent thought like UCI. We take you beyond the classroom to see possibility where others only see the impossible.

One of the top 10 public universities in the country, UCI offers more than 85 undergraduate degree programs and the opportunity to work alongside internationally renowned faculty producing groundbreaking work. In fact, by the time you are a senior, 73 percent of your graduating class will have participated in undergraduate research.

Anteater Experiences

Join a supportive community

Academic excellence, a diverse student body, renowned faculty, and a vibrant alumni network--it's hard to pin down just one thing that sets UCI apart.

  • We give everything our best

    Once you become an Anteater, you become part of a supportive, tight-knit family for the rest of your life. And it begins as soon as you step on campus.

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  • Our campus will blow you away

    Almost every undergraduate school here is along Ring Road. This circular design allows students to get around easily and fosters a collaborative and friendly approach to learning.

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#1 Doing the most for the American Dream

See why The New York Times and others consistently rank UCI top in the nation.

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