University of California, Irvine

  • Location: Irvine, California
  • Total Enrollment: 32,911
  • Established: 1965

Excellence Model

Multicultural Discovery Enterprise

  • Recently earned Hispanic Serving Institution designation
  • Added 250 new faculty lines in five years 
  • Added seed funding to support interdisciplinary center proposals
  • Hired staff to oversee and write faculty award nominations
  • Implemented a negotiated salary program (up to 30% more salary above base, based on gifts and grants)

Urban Serving

  • Altered admissions practices to do holistic application reviews

World Engaged

  • Developed a pipeline of students from China 

Exceptional Student Experience

  • Emphasizes interdisciplinary research and pedagogy
Ranking and Recognitions
  • #42 (tie) in National Universities (U.S. News)
  • #1 University doing the most for the American dream (New York Times)
  • 29 graduate programs ranked in nation’s top 50
  • #12 on the Social Mobility Index (CollegeNET/Payscale)
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