The University of California Irvine is located in the heart of the OC (Orange County) between Los Angeles and San Diego. Irvine is one of the safest cities in the nation and, being situated among the scenic coastal hills of Southern California, enjoys a Mediterranean climate. As part of a bustling cosmopolitan area of 2.9 million people, Irvine is home to some of the nation's most dynamic growth industry centers, as well as many of the world's largest corporations.
Come and enjoy a wealth of cultural and recreational activities. Attractions such as spectacular beach resorts (world renowned Laguna and Newport Beach), Spanish missions, desert and mountain recreational activities, and amusement parks like Disneyland complete the local experience.