About Us

Founded in 2020, the UC Irvine School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences is the first public pharmacy school in the Los Angeles-Orange County region. Offering undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees, the UCI School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences spans a continuum from discovery, development, and delivery of new drugs, devices, and diagnostics all the way to optimizing medication therapy in patients and patient populations. 

51%

first-generation students

119

degrees granted in June 2021

588

students enrolled in 2020-21 within our three academic programs (BS, MS and PhD)

$8 million

in faculty research grants and contracts in 2020-21

Top 10

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences is among the top 10 pharmaceutical science departments in the nation based on faculty research productivity.

34

faculty

  • UCI is ranked #8 among public universities nationwide, and #2 for social mobility by U.S. News & World Report
  • UCI is #1 on Forbes magazine’s list of America’s Best Value Colleges.
  • UCI was the first public university to reach #1 in MONEY magazine’s annual list of best college in the nation.
  • UCI is named “Best Regional College” by The Princeton Review, 2018.
  • UCI ranks on U.S. News & World Report’s lists for best value
  • UCI ranks #2 for diversity by The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education based on factors including the percentage of Pell Grant recipients and the racial and ethnic diversity of students and staff.
  • The New York Times ranked UCI #1 in the nation doing the most for the American dream.
  • #1 in the nation in Sierra magazine’s ranking of the most environmentally sustainabe schools.
  • #2 healthiest college in the West according to Greatist.
  • MONEY magazine rated UCI the #1 campus for beach lovers.
  • One of the 25 best public colleges for big paychecks according to Money magazine.