University of California, Irvine

WORLD RANK

2011-12
86

Irvine, United States

Region: North America

  • Overall score
    55.4
  • Teaching
    36.2
  • International outlook
    36.3
  • Industry income
    45.6
  • Research
    42.3
  • Citations
    93.5

When the Irvine Company donated 1,000 acres for a single dollar and sold another 510 acres to this university-to-be, set up in 1965, today's surrounding city of Irvine was an undeveloped expanse. Some of it, in fact, was Irvine Ranch; today, UCI is the city's largest employer, with 98 advanced-degree programmes, more than 2,600 faculty members and around 27,600 students.