University of California, Irvine

As a leading public research university, the University of California, Irvine, instructs nearly 30,000 students in over 170 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Located in Orange County, California, the university was founded in 1965 in order to manage the growing enrollment of students within the University of California system. The university is recognized as a leading research institution, along with a well regarded medical center that also servers as a teaching hospital. Notable alumni include movie director McG ("Charlie's Angels") and Ralph Cicerone, the president of the National Academy of Sciences.