Advancing the American Dream

UCI is the nation’s #1 university doing the most to advance upward mobility. Our undergraduate and graduate student body looks like few others: Exceptional for its multiple and varied dimensions of diversity. Exceptional for shared drive, talent and ambition. Exceptional for the range of perspectives that fuel every aspect of UCI’s teaching and discovery.

Our mission is simple and audacious: to be the world’s beacon of inclusive excellence — committed to creating a community where all expect equity, support diversity, practice inclusion and honor free speech. With your partnership, we can continue to show the world what’s possible when innate potential meets genuine opportunity. We can ensure our graduates are even more competitive when they leave us than when they first arrived on campus.

Major objectives you can support through UCI’s Brilliant Future campaign:

  • Ensuring access for all promising students with scholarship and fellowship support, increasing our ability to recruit diverse talent – and allowing them to choose UCI
  • Leveraging innovative pedagogical techniques, technology, and spaces through trailblazing endeavors such as the Anteater Learning Pavilion — California’s first active learning center designed for 21st century education
  • Leading national education research and reform to improve learning outcomes for students at every level from kindergarten through graduate school — closing the gaps in student performance
  • Enhancing value-added opportunities that create a robust student experience, including student leadership development, intercollegiate athletics, community engagement and research opportunities
  • Supporting programs that nurture students’ mental and physical wellness, removing barriers and allowing them to flourish
  • Preparing students and graduates with hands-on opportunities and career development to leverage their UCI education and position them as coveted candidates in their chosen fields
  • Strengthening the Anteater family, building lifelong ties between alumni, students and UCI

Your support can create transformative experiences.

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