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Visiting or Applying to UCI

How do I apply for admission?


Where is UCI located and is there a map?

UCI is located in Irvine, 40 miles south of Los Angeles, 90 miles north of San Diego, and five miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, adjacent to Newport Beach. UC Irvine Medical Center is located in the city of Orange, 13 miles inland from the campus.

If you are searching for a particular building on campus, please see the campus map. Building numbers are given, in addition to coordinates showing exact locations.


What kind of housing is available?

Undergraduate housing information is available from Student Housing. Graduate and Family housing information is also available from Student Housing. Faculty and staff housing is located in University Hills.


Is there any general information about UCI?

Some general facts and information about UCI can be found in our About UCI section.


Where is financial aid information?

Information is available from our Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.


Locating Someone at UCI

What is UCI's postal address?

UCI's general mailing address is:
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697


How can I find the office phone number of faculty, staff or students?

We have an electronic phone book available that contains office phone numbers of all faculty, staff and departments.


How can I find the email address of faculty, staff or students?

Email addresses for all UCI faculty, students and staff are available in our electronic phone book.


Web Services at UCI

How can I search for information at UCI?

We have two methods for searching UCI: the UCI QuickSearch system and a full search engine. The UCI QuickSearch system takes you directly to the Web page associated the most commonly searched for words, while the full search engine allows a full search on all UCI Web pages.


Will you add my Web page to UCI's home page?

We link to websites that officially represent a department, division or school. If your website meets these qualifications, you can contact the UCI Webmaster. Student organizations should be listed on the Dean of Students Web page. In general, we do not link to commercial websites.


Is the UCI website accessible?

UC Irvine is committed to making this website accessible by meeting the Section 508 Guidelines and conforming to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (Level A) recommended by W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative.

Most videos on this website contain captions, as required for Section 508 compliance.

Some files are available in Portable Document Format (PDF) format. Adobe Systems provides an online conversion tool for PDF documents and more information regarding the accessibility of PDF files.

If you cannot fully access the information on a particular page, please contact the UCI Webmaster


Other Questions

Are there job listings for UCI?

See our Employment Opportunities page for academic, staff and student opportunities.


How can I get a copy of my transcript?

Information on how to obtain your transcript is available through the Registrar's Office.


How can I find information about other UC campuses?

Please see our UC on the Web section.


Why did you choose an anteater to be your mascot?

Excerpted from Instant University by Samuel Clyde McCulloch.

Tradition called for the selection of a bear, in the spirit of UCI's august sister campuses. But two water polo players (Pat Glasgow and Bob Ernst) suggested an outrageous alternative - the Anteater, inspired by a character in the Johnny Hart cartoon "B.C." The idea gained momentum through an imaginative campaign led by student and cheerleader Schuyler Bassett III, which included bumper stickers, posters, and decals.

Based on its "originality, uniqueness and relevance to UC" (the anteater is actually an antbear), the unusual beast won 56 percent of the vote in an election held in November 1965, defeating the other nominees (eagle, unicorn, golden bear, seahawk and "none of these"). The final selection surprised many, but somehow seemed appropriate.

The fearsome UCI Anteaters unveiled their war cry (in the strip, the anteater's tongue impacting its prey is accompanied by a resounding "ZOT!"). At the first intercollegiate athletic event, a water polo match against Cal Poly Pomona, it was a strange yell, unsettling but effective. UCI won the match 22 to 6.


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