The University of California, Irvine

The University of California, Irvine was established in 1965 and is a campus that is situated in Irvine, California.


The University of California, Irvine


It is one of the top ten public research universities and has positive ratings from all university ranking services. The University of California, Irvine is regarded as public Ivy.

Under the California master plan for higher education, three campuses were founded in the 60s, and this was one of them, the other two were San Diego and Santa Cruz.
The first academic plan of the University of California, Irvine was formed by its chancellor, Daniel G. Aldrich. It was developed around letters, arts, science, a school of engineering and another of administration.
Nowadays, The University of California, Irvine employs more people than any other institution in the Orange County. It has an annual budget of almost two billion dollars out of which three hundred and twenty eight million are used for research funding.
The university also offers opportunities of training and certificate programs in several areas.
The University of California, Irvine is ranked as 161st among the best 200 schools around the world.  
The University of California, Irvine offers Bachelor`s degree, master`s degree, doctoral degree, post baccalaureate certificate or first-professional degree.
The University of California, Irvine follows a quarter-based curriculum calendar system. It offers 99 majors out of which the most popular are Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology, Biology Business and Engineering. The rate of student retention is 94% and the ratio of students to faculty is 13:1.
The main campus looks like a circle whose center is Aldrich Park. The academic buildings are placed relative to center in such a way that they emphasize the layout.
There is a garden and a founding memorial in the center of Aldrich Park which contains lots of thick trees.
Most of the students and faculty use the Ring Road to move around the main campus. The Ring road – circling the Aldrich Park – is one mile in length with libraries and schools line up by it. All the schools are also connected to the Aldrich Park.
There are pedestrian bridges that connect the other areas of the
university to the main campus. There is a North Campus that has the Faculty Research Facility, Facilities management Department and several other divisions.
Main Programs
The University of California, Irvine offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in the following fields:
Aerospace and Aeronautical
Communication and Journalism 
Computer Science 
Criminal Justice 
Dance and Ballet 
English and Literature 
Ethnic and Cultural Studies 
Film and Acting 
Foreign Languages 
General Studies 
Natural Resources and Environment 
Political Science 
Social Work 
Sociology and Anthropology 
Theater and Drama 
Theology and Religion 
Urban Development

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