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School Rankings & Distinctions

Six Fellows of the National Academy of Sciences

  • John C. Avise, 1991
  • Francisco J. Ayala, 1980
  • Michael. T. Clegg, 1990 (retired)
  • Anthony A. James, 2006
  • James L. McGaugh, 1989
  • Ricardo Miledi, 1989

Seven Fellows of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

  • John C. Avise, 1994
  • Francisco J. Ayala, 1977
  • Albert F. Bennett, 1994
  • Michael. T. Clegg, 1992 (retired)
  • Steven A. Frank, 2012
  • James L. McGaugh, 1992
  • Ricardo Miledi, 1986

One National Medal of Science Awardee

  • Francisco J. Ayala, 2001

One Templeton Prize Awardee

  • Francisco Ayala, 2010

One Gerard Prize Awardee

  • Ricardo Miledi, 2010

One Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor

  • Diane O’Dowd, 2006

Three Fellows of the American Philosophical Society

  • John C. Avise, 2011
  • Francisco J. Ayala, 1984
  • Michael. T. Clegg, 2012 (retired)

45 American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) Fellows

One University Professor: Francisco J. Ayala

Three Donald Bren Professors:

  • Francisco J. Ayala
  • Michael T. Clegg (retired)
  • Arthur Lander

Three Chancellors Professors

  • Frank M. LaFerla
  • Thomas L. Poulos
  • Marcus Ribbe

Three Chancellors Fellows

  • Leslie Thompson
  • Kathleen Treseder
  • Marcelo Wood

Five Distinguished Professors

  • John C. Avise
  • Steven A. Frank
  • Anthony A. James
  • Ricardo Miledi
  • Bruce McNaughton

Bio Sci School Facts

Total Enrollment for 2014-15:

  • Undergraduate students: 3,142
  • Masters Students: 55
  • Doctoral Students: 222
  • Faculty: 122
  • Staff: 186

Degrees Awarded (Fall to Summer 2013-14)

  • Bachelors degrees: 822
  • Masters degrees: 21
  • Doctorate degrees: 35

Miscellaneous Facts for Fall 2014

  • Ayala School students typically comprise 20% of the overall UCI student population
  • 776 new first-year students
  • 156 New Transfers
  • 31 new Master’s students
  • 42 new Doctoral students
  • 1,000 students conducting research each quarter
  • 47% of new students are the first in their family to attend college
  • 69% of Ayala School graduates pursue careers in the health professions
  • UCI is a Top Ten Best School by Salary Potential for Physical and Life Sciences Majors according to Payscale.com’s most recent university rankings

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