University of California, Irvine - Rankings

Founded in 1965, The University of California, Irvine (UCI or UC Irvine) is a top leading public coeducational research university located in Irvine, California (USA). It is one of the fastest-growing campuses in the University of California system. It is also a Public Ivy and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities.

The university has the following Academic units:
- Claire Trevor School of the Arts
- College of Health Sciences
- Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences
- Henry Samueli School of Engineering
- School of Biological Sciences
- School of Humanities
- School of Physical Sciences
- School of Social Ecology
- School of Social Sciences
- School of Law
- School of Medicine
- Paul Merage School of Business
- Department of Education
- Interdisciplinary Studies
- Summer Session
- UC Irvine Extension

Rankings:

- 46th among all national public and private universities, according to the U.S. News & World Report “America’s Best Colleges” 2010. It is rated 5th in Criminology programs.

- The Henry Samueli School of Engineering is placed 35th in the 2010 U.S.News and World Report’s Graduate Engineering Schools Rankings. It is also placed highly in the following specialties:
   - 27th in aerospace/aeronautical
   - 30th in biomedical
   - 54th in chemical
   - 41st in civil
   - 28th in computer engineering
   - 36th in electrical
   - 33rd in environmental
   - 43rd in materials
   - 32nd in mechanical

- 12th among the nation’s best public universities and 44th (tied with UC Santa Barbara and UC Davis) among all national public and private universities, according to the USNWR “America’s Best Colleges” 2009.

- 34th in the U.S., 36th in the Americas and 46th in the world (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2008). It is rated 41st globally in Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences.

- In a 2007 report by the American Chemical Society’s Committee on Professional Training, it is placed in the top five universities in the nation with the highest numbers of chemistry degrees conferred at all three levels (bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D.).

- The Henry Samueli School of Engineering is placed 37th in the 2008 U.S.News and World Report’s ranking. Other specialties placed in the top 50 include:
   - aerospace/aeronautical (28)
   - biomedical (37)
   - civil (41)
   - computer engineering (37)
   - electrical (43)
   - environmental (33)
   - materials (46)
   - mechanical (38)

- 13th best among Public National Universities (USNWR 2008).

- According to the 2009 Philosophical Gourmet Report, its graduate program in philosophy is rated 23rd in the U.S., with 11 specialty areas ranked in the top 10.

- Five research fields are ranked in the top five among large research universities (The 2007 Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index): Computer & information science ranked 1st; information science/studies 4th; and geology/Earth science, mathematics, and urban & regional planning 5th.

- Named a 2009 Best College in the Western Region for excellence in academics by The Princeton Review.

- According to a 2008 report by PayScale.com published on Forbes.com, UCI graduates ranked 8th nationally in salary earnings among U.S. public universities.

- 21st among the “Best Values in Public Colleges” (Kiplinger Personal Finance December 2008).

- 4th in the nation for awarding bachelor’s degrees to minority students in the 2006-07 school year (Diverse Issues in Higher Education).