Pillar 2: First in Class
Our students are at the very heart of everything we do. As a comprehensive research university, the knowledge we create in all disciplines impacts our students’ scholastic, co-curricular, and career development experiences. Undergraduates learn about and participate in research in their courses and in independent studies. Graduate students contribute even more broadly by supporting faculty research, conducting their own groundbreaking studies, and mentoring undergraduates. We will continue to strive to be a sought-after destination for the most talented and ambitious students – reflecting all backgrounds and life experiences – who see that UCI is where they can reach their full potential and do their best work. We will embrace innovations in pedagogy that improve the quality of learning and provide the support necessary to ensure outstanding outcomes for all students. Their experiences inside and outside the classroom will connect them to the UCI community for life, enrich their minds and spirits, prepare them for productive lives, and empower them to make the strongest possible contributions to our world.