΢Ƶ, Irvine

University Facts

University Facts

΢Ƶ 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 ΢Ƶ’s points of pride below.

΢Ƶ 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+ ΢Ƶ Health physicians listed as "Best Doctors in America"

΢Ƶ 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

  • ΢Ƶ is one of 71 universities in the U.S. and Canada elected to membership in the prestigious .
  • ΢Ƶ 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.
  • ΢Ƶ is ranked among the by Forbes.
  • ΢Ƶ is ranked in the  by Princeton Review.
  • ΢Ƶ 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 ΢Ƶ Medical Center as one of America’s Best Hospitals.
  • Three ΢Ƶ 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

  • ΢Ƶ 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.
  • ΢Ƶ is a for its sustainability efforts. It is one of four universities to receive the rare recognition.
  • Money magazine named ΢Ƶ the No. 1 .
  • ΢Ƶ is ranked by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education



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