UCI Key Rankings

University rankings have rapidly become an important way to highlight the strengths and potential areas for university growth. However, due to the many national and global ranking publications there are a wide range of methodologies that emphasize different areas of university quality. UCI generally performs well in both national and international rankings of public universities.  Our strong focus on student achievement has allowed us to place highly in surveys that assess student success, selectivity and financial indicators. 

Use the chart below to explore UCI's rankings among public, national and global universities. 

 

 

 

For more detailed information about our key rankings, including methodologies and peer comparisons, please download our Rankings Booklet. In addition, our Rankings Charts show our key rankings plotted by three general categories: overall, domestic, and public.

 USNWR Rankings 
US News
UCI ranks #9 among public universities. 
 
NYT Upshot
College Access Index

 UCI is #1 in the New York Times rankings.

 
 
Money Rankings
Money Magazine
  UCI is #16 out of more than 700 schools.