The University of California, Irvine (UCI or UC Irvine) is one of the world's top ranking institutions. It was elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. UC Irvine is among the most dynamic campuses in the University of California system.

Notable UCI alumni include: Jennifer Chandler (gold medalist in the 1976 Olympics, diving), Greg Springer (silver medalist in the 1984 Olympics, rowing), Bill Leonard (former California State Senator), Karl Warkomski (former mayor of Aliso Viejo, California), Thomas Yuen (co-founder of AST Research Incorporated), etc.

Ranking Profile:

- In the US News 2011 "America's Best Graduate Schools", the chemistry program is ranked 26th, computer science 28th, physics 30th, biological sciences 34th, engineering 36th, mathematics 43rd and medicine (research) 47th. The Paul Merage School of Business is ranked 24th in Part Time MBA Rankings.

- Kiplinger Personal Finance ranked UCI 20th among the “Best Values in Public Colleges” 2010.

- The University of California, Irvine is ranked 47th in the world (Webometrics Rankings, January 2010).

- 14th among the nation’s best public universities and 46th among all national universities, according to the annual U.S. News & World Report “America’s Best Colleges” ranking of undergraduate programs at leading universities (2010).

- The Princeton Review named UCI a “2010 Best Value College”.

- University of California, Irvine is ranked 161st in the world according to the QS World University Rankings™ 2009.

- Rated 33rd in the U.S., 35th in the Americas and 46th in the world (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2009).

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

* Suggested Reading: UC Irvine MBA Rankings & Ratings

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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