Nestled in the rolling coastal foothills of Orange County and five miles from pristine Pacific Ocean beaches, UCI’s campus benefits from a perfect Mediterranean climate. Our location—in the city of Irvine—offers easy access to 42 miles of coastline for surfing and sailing, hundreds of miles of bike and hiking trails, desert camping, mountain resorts for snowboarding and skiing, and famous attractions such as Disneyland and Hollywood.
Here are just a few more reasons why the city of Irvine is a great place to visit:
- Enjoys 292 sunny days per year, with average temperatures ranging from 56° F (13° C) in January to 71° F (22° C) in August
- Home to the renowned Segerstrom Center for the Arts, which offers a wide variety of musical, dance, and theater productions, including national tours of famous Broadway shows
- Headquarters for thousands of multinational businesses in a variety of industries — pharmaceutical, computer, electronics, manufacturing, biotechnology/medicine, design, automotive, and communications
- Ranks as the “Safest Big City in America” by the FBI for the past 10 consecutive years