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Since 1979, we have drawn on the considerable talents and resources of UC Irvine to provide students with university-level English language skills, academic preparation, and professional post-graduate knowledge to help them succeed in today’s competitive global environment.

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About UCI

Nestled in one of the most beautiful, vibrant regions in Southern California, the University of California, Irvine is a top-ranked public university in the U.S. Since its founding in 1965, the university has continued to gain prestige for its superior academic programs and contributions to cutting-edge research.

Its world-renowned reputation has also attracted faculty members from the top of their fields, including three Nobel Prize winners. Increasingly a first-choice campus for many students, UCI prides itself as a center for quality education that fosters students’ passion and enthusiasm for knowledge.

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Points of Pride

  • #9 public university by U.S. News and World Report
  • #1 best value by Forbes
  • #1 best college by Money
  • #2 cool school for sustainability by Sierra
  • #2 for diversity by The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education
  • Among the top 100 in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings
  • Ranked 35th in the world according to the Shanghai Rankings
  • Three UC Irvine researchers have earned Nobel Prizes: F. Sherwood Rowland and Irwin Rose in chemistry and Frederick Reines in physics
  • More than 30 UCI graduate programs ranked in the nation's Top 50 by U.S. News & World Report
  • Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

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