More than half of The Irvine Ranch – 57,500 acres of open space – has been set aside for preservation and education.
Irvine elementary students are producing their own news shows, middle schoolers are building and competing with robots and high schoolers are developing and launching satellites into orbit.
Irvine students exceed the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress standards in math and English and outscore the state average.
Since 2005, Irvine home values have appreciated 77%, while values in the rest of Orange County appreciated 22%. An economist attributes Irvine’s success to good schools, parks and balanced communities.
Meet some of UC Irvine’s notable alumni and former professors.
Shane Ardo, associate professor of chemistry at UC Irvine, is working on a water bottle that can turn seawater into drinkable water.
Tracy Caldwell Dyson has logged 188 days in space and 22 hours in spacewalks.
Move over, Princeton and Harvard – UCI was just named America’s best college.
Irvine was master-planned around education – from day one.
Irvine teen launches nonprofit to teach middle school girls STEM skills.