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University of California Irvine

United States of America

78th US-News World Ranking

The University of California, Irvine (UCI, UC Irvine or Irvine) is a public research university located in Irvine, California, US and one of the 10 campuses in the University of California (UC) System. In 1965, the University of California, Irvine was founded with a mission to catalyze the community and enhance lives through rigorous academics, cutting edge research, and dedicated public service.

The University of California, Irvine, draws on the unyielding spirit of the pioneering faculty staff and students arrived on the campus with a dream to inspire change and generate new ideas. It is a center of quality education that fosters passionate, enthusiastic and ongoing expansion of knowledge and approaches to scholarship. Over 30000 students are prepared to be global citizens equipped with the tools of analysis, expression and cultural understanding required for leadership in today’s world. The Academic Units are Claire Trevor School of the Arts, Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences, The Paul Merage School of Business, School of Education, The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, School of Humanities, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, Interdisciplinary studies, School of Law, School of Medicine, Sue and Bill School of Nursing, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Physical Sciences, Program in Public Health, School of Ecology and School of Social Sciences. All these departments are well maintained and run smoothly with a team of over 1500 faculty members.

The prospective students for University of California, Irvine, need not fret over the cost of college. The financial aid helps to figure out the ins and outs of scholarships, loans and grants. The International Center advances and facilitates the academic engagement at University of California to enhance the academic and personal experience of the International Community. The International Center staff is committed to serving campus constituents through advising, immigration services, programming, advocacy and outreach.

The University of California, strives to create high-impact and transformational programs for the broader campus community, foster a sense of social responsibility and provide a network of support for those from disenfranchised communities.

Notable alumni: Teal Wicks (Singer and Actress) and Richard Ford (Novelist)

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Sneha Somayan

Sneha Somayan is currently studying at University of California Berkeley in the Liberal Arts – College of Letters and Sciences. She graduated her high school from Dubai International Academy; and secured an ACT score of 31/36. Her favorite extra-curricular activity is community service and volunteering as she strongly believes in giving back to the society. She received from other top universities like Emory, Northeastern, UC Irvine, and UC Los Angeles.

Sneha's Testimonial:

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