University of California- Irvine, established in 1965, is a public research university with over 24,000 undergraduates. Its sunny suburban campus, circling Aldrich Park, is located in Irvine, California. It’s a university with a blend of large and smaller discussion-oriented classes and great research opportunities. ZotWheels, or the school’s bicycles contribute to the flash of blue and gold around campus, and the lore behind the university’s underground tunnels remains a topic of fascination. The campus hosts more than 500 student organizations, fun music & entertainment fests and has a substantial Greek scene. Its sports team, the UCI Anteaters keep up the school energy, with Peter the Anteater being their fun and non-traditional mascot. The campus is a short drive away from the Pacific Ocean, giving its students plenty of opportunities to kick back and relax! Notable alumni include actor Jon Lovitz and Olympic-winning diver Greg Louganis. UC Irvine, with its relaxed campus life and proximity to glitzy getaways, makes for a safe and well-rounded college experience.