΢Ƶ, Irvine

΢Ƶ Us

΢Ƶ Us

In 1965, the ΢Ƶ, Irvine was founded with a mission to catalyze the community and enhance lives through rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and dedicated public service. Today, we draw on the unyielding spirit of our pioneering faculty, staff and students who arrived on campus with a dream to inspire change and generate new ideas. We believe that true progress is made when different perspectives come together to advance our understanding of the world around us. And we enlighten our communities and point the way to a better future. At ΢Ƶ, we shine brighter.

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At a Glance

36,000+ Students

Mascot: Peter the Anteater

86 bachelor's, 85 master's, 57 doctorates

Top 10 Public University 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

28 National titles in nine sports

200,000+ alumni

$7 billion annual economic impact in Orange County


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Chancellor Howard Gillman

Howard Gillman, Ph.D., became ΢Ƶ’s sixth chancellor
on Sept. 18, 2014.

Strategic Plan

΢Ƶ’s strategic plan sets forth an ambitious path to reach new heights of excellence and social impact.

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΢Ƶ is committed to excellence through diversity
and to the goal of reflecting diversity
in our faculty, staff and student populations.


΢Ƶ researchers see things differently. Our commitment to academics, discovery and leadership has made ΢Ƶ Orange County’s hub for innovation. See how our research is changing the world as we know it.


Explore the ΢Ƶ campus and experience life in beautiful, sunny Southern California.

Find your footing at ΢Ƶ. Schedule a tour and see for yourself why more than 33,000 students call ΢Ƶ home.

Orange County

See the sights and discover what makes OC an ideal location to learn, work and thrive.

Maps & Directions

New to campus or need directions? We’ve got you covered.