Facts & Figures

Facts & Figures

Facts & Figures

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UCI is ranked #8 among public universities nationwide by U.S. News & World Report

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MONEY magazine ranked UCI #1 best college in the nation

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#1 in Sierra magazine’s ranking of the most environmentally sustainable schools

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#1 on Forbes magazine's list of America's Best Value Colleges

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The New York Times ranks UCI #1 in the nation doing the most for the American dream.

2,700
Undergraduate students
23%
Underrepresented minority
44%
First generation
97%
Of entering UCI freshmen will take at least one course in the School of Physical Sciences.
15%
Underrepresented minority
50%
Women
600
Graduate students
111
staff
166
faculty
NOTABLE FACULTY DISTINCTIONS
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Nobel Prizes

Frederick Reines (1918 - 1998), Professor of Physics and Astronomy, 1995 Nobel Prize

F. Sherwood Rowland (1927 - 2012), Donald Bren Research Professor of Chemistry and Earth System Science

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Members of National Academy of Sciences (NAS)

Ellen Druffel

Barbara Finlayson-Pitts, Professor of Chemistry

Zachary Fisk, Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Wilson Ho, Donald Bren Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Chemistry

Shaul Mukamel, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

Larry E. Overman, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

James Randerson, Chancellor's Professor of Earth System Science

Peter M. Rentzepis, Professor of Chemistry and UC Presidential Chair

Eric Rignot, Donald Bren Professor of Earth System Science

Donald Saari, Professor of Mathematics

Susan Trumbore, Professor of Earth System Science

Stephen White, Professor of Physics & Astronomy

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Members of American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS)

Igor Dzyaloshinskii, Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Barbara Finlayson-Pitts, Professor of Chemistry

Svetlana Jitomirskaya, Professor of Mathematics

Shaul Mukamel, Professor of Chemistry

Larry E. Overman, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

Donald Saari, Professor of Mathematics

Peter Wai-Kwong Li, Professor of Mathematics

Stephen White, Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Clare C. Yu, Professor of Physics and Astronomy

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Wolf Prize

Richard Schoen, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics

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Highly Cited Researchers

2019:

Steven Allison

James Bullock, Dean, School of Physical Sciences, Professor of Physics & Astronomy

Steve Davis

James Randerson, Chancellor's Professor of Earth System Science

Eric Rignot, Donald Bren Professor of Earth System Science

Isabella Velicogna, Associate Dean, Graduate Studies, Equity and Inclusion, Professor of Earth System Science

Jasper Vrugt

 

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To learn about more faculty and student distinctions, please visit the department websites: Chemistry, Earth System Science, Mathematics and Physics & Astronomy.