The University of California – Irvine (UCI) is one of the ten general campuses of the University of California. Founded in 1965, the University is considered a Top Ten Public Research University and is ranked by USNWR as a Tier 1 University, based on it academic rigor. The main campus is located on a sprawling area in a land historically owned by The Irvine Company.
University of California – Irvine offers a host of undergraduate and graduate level programs through its main campus. A few courses are available online. These online courses are on Criminology, Law and Society; Business; Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Biological Sciences; and Social Sciences. A full listing of available online courses can be viewed through the University of California – Irvine website.
The fees for the online courses vary but ranges from a little over $400.00 to almost $1,900.00. The fees do not include the cost of books and other incidental expenses. Financial aid in the form of federal grants, loans, scholarships, military discounts are in place and are available to eligible students. For information on tuition fees, financial aid options as well as admission requirements, contact the University of California – Irvine admissions office.
University of California – Irvine is accredited by the Senior Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the regional accrediting agency of the State of California. The campus was last reaccredited in 2001 and a reaccreditation review is due in 2012. Furthermore, the programs offered by the University are also accredited by various professional accrediting agencies, such as the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) and the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), among others. The full list of accrediting agencies can be viewed through the University website.