History, Affiliations and Rankings
The University of California, Irvine was established in the mid 19th century as an open research education institution. In the USA, it's among the 1st universities that became a partner of the Association of American Universities. The university has been accredited as one of the best universities in the nation because of its quality teaching. Moreover, it's also well-known as the 2nd largest employer in Irvine. It's astonishing to note that this university is the first one to form the Department of Earth System Science. This university has been ranked #232 by the QS World University Rankings 2022. While as per THE (Times Higher Education) Rankings for the year 2022, the university holds a ranking of #98.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The main campus of this university is structured well and houses extensive grounds where trees have been planted. It's not far from one of the greatest attractions of the city, Aldrich Park. Students who have studied here have claimed that the environment of the main campus is peaceful enough to enhance the learning experience. There are around 200 faculties within the campus. Apart from this, the library of the university consists of vast collections that relate to History, Chinese theory materials, Arts, and Japanese research papers. At present, the university provides 80+ undergraduate, 55+ postgraduate and 46+ PhD level degree programs. The academic structure of the university has been divided into 13 schools. Apart from this, the university incorporates some of the best-renowned research institutes within the campus such as the Center for Health Policy Research, Machine Learning & Genomics & Bioinformatics Data Mining, Complex Biological System, and the National Fuel Research.
Accomplishments and Alumni
UCI has rapidly gained prominence over the years. Moreover, Irvine Medical Center in Orange County is administered by the University of California. The medical center is a renowned hospital in the city UCI also has a list of distinguished alumni names. Also, the campus has produced five Nobel Laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation and Anteater mascot. Some of the notable alumni of the university include Brian Thompson, Michael Chabon, Frank Sherwood Rowland, and Steve Scott.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
University Of California Irvine UCI caters to the academic demands of a large student population. Of which, around 6,900 students are international students. Students at UCI are predominantly Asian with a sizeable Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 85% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). Hence, the university promotes rich cultural diversity at its campus. Through its courses, it ensures the development of transferable skills to ensure the placement of students after graduation. Some of the top visiting companies at UCI include - Oracle, Microsoft, Accenture.