At UCI, we enthusiastically embrace the bold, independent, one-of-a-kind mind. Those who see and do things differently. We nurture your unique strengths by encouraging courageous thought and take you beyond the classroom to see opportunity where others see impossibility. Our exceptional faculty are renowned innovators who believe in activating your ideas toward real world impact. Here, the most talented and passionate are making their distinctive mark because of UCI.
Nestled in the rolling coastal foothills of Orange County California and five miles from pristine Pacific Ocean beaches, UCI’s campus benefits from a perfect Mediterranean climate, where you can enjoy 292 sunny days per year. Our location offers easy access to 42 miles of coastline for surfing and sailing, hundreds of miles of bike and hiking trails, desert camping, mountain resorts for snowboarding and skiing, and one hour travel time to both San Diego and Los Angeles.