University of California, Irvine

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UC Irvine campus

The University of California, Irvine (also known as UCI or UC Irvine ) was founded in 1965 and is part of the University of California ( UC ), a system of state universities in the US state of California . The university campus is located in Irvine , 60 kilometers southeast of Los Angeles . In 2006, 25,230 students were enrolled at the university. The university is the youngest member of the Association of American Universities , an association of leading research-intensive North American universities that has existed since 1900, and is counted as part of the Public Ivy group , i.e. those state universities in the USA that work with private institutions such as Princeton , Yale and Harvard , the so-called Ivy League , can compete.


It will be the first campus in the United States to be converted to an electric bus fleet. The Anteater Express Shuttle Service has ordered 20 electric buses. These are being built by BYD at the California facility in Lancaster . The buses are to be delivered in 2017/18.


UC Irvine was named after the Irvine Company , which donated 4 km² of land to the University of California in 1959 and sold another 2 km². Together, the UC and the Irvine Company planned a city around the campus, which eventually became the City of Irvine in 1971.

Since the university quickly proved to be very successful in soliciting private funds, the portion of the budget based on foundation funds now exceeds the state budget several times over. This contributes significantly to the fact that the university enjoys the reputation of an elite institution.


In 2006 a total of 25,230 students were enrolled, about half of them women.

Breakdown by ethnic origin at that time :

American students

  • Asian Origin 11,211 (44.4%)
    • China 3,690 (14.6%)
    • India / Pakistan 893 (3.5%)
    • Japan 614 (2.4%)
    • Korea 1,594 (6.3%)
    • Philippines 1,639 (6.5%)
    • South Sea / Pacific 108 (4.3%)
    • Vietnam 1,973 (7.8%)
    • Others of Southeast Asian origin 700 (2.8%)
  • "White" (Caucasian) 6,857 (27.2%)
  • Latino / Chicano (of Latin American origin) 2,749 (11%)
  • African American 1,300 (5.2%)
  • Native Americans 104 (0.4%)
  • Unknown / Other 2,478 (9.8%)

Foreign students : 1,300 (5.2%)


The sports teams at UC Irvine call themselves the Anteaters (anteaters). The university is a member of the Big West Conference .


Professors, research assistants and guest lecturers


Web links

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Coordinates: 33 ° 38 ′ 36 "  N , 117 ° 50 ′ 25.5"  W.