Student Profile


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Undergraduate Students

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  • Low income
  • URM*

Graduate Students

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  • URM*

UCI BioSci Facts

With over 3,000 undergraduates and nearly 300 graduate students, the school is one of the largest academic units at UCI

The School of Biological Sciences is a premier center of biological education and research. Multidisciplinary research and academic opportunities exist in the areas of health-related issues such as cancer and infectious diseases, developmental biology and genetics, environmental and evolutionary studies, mechanisms of gene expression, neurodegeneration, learning and memory disorders, structural biology, stem cell therapies, and science education.

50% First Generation Students

A testament to the school’s commitment to access and affordability.

Faculty Distinctions

The school has a highly distinguished faculty, as measured by many criteria. These include high National Research Council faculty productivity rankings and on-campus, national and international awards.

#45Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences
#7Fellows of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
#5Distinguished Professors
#3Thompson Reuters “Highly Cited Researchers”
#3Chancellor’s Professors
#3Donald Bren Professors
#2Fellows of the Royal Society
#1National Medal of Science awardee
#1Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience recipient
#1Templeton Prize laureate
#1Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor
#1Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor
#1University Professor
#2Chancellor’s Fellows

For a more detailed list of awards and recognitions received by faculty, please visit the faculty awards page.

School Rankings

New York Times#1 College doing most for American Dream
Forbes List Best Colleges 2018#4 Best Value College in America
US and World News Report 2018 Rankings #12 Best Public Graduate Program in the Biological Sciences
#33 Best Graduate Biological Sciences Program
#55 Best Global Universities for Neuroscience and Behavior
#83 Best Global Universities for Microbiology
#131 Best Global Universities for Biology and Biochemistry
#143 Best Global Universities for Molecular Biology and Genetics