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Campus Overview

University Bridge @ Irvine Valley College (IVC) is located in beautiful Irvine, California, rated as the “Safest City in America.”* Just a short drive to Los Angeles and San Diego, UBridge@IVC gives students easy access to the famous Southern California beaches in the summer, mountain ski resorts in winter, and a variety of outdoor activities to enjoy year-round. It’s also close to the Irvine Spectrum Center and a few top universities, including UC Irvine and of course UCLA and UC San Diego.


Location at a Glance

  • Located in Irvine, California in beautiful Orange County, known for its safe communities
  • Close to Los Angeles and San Diego
  • In the heart of Southern California’s “Technology Coast” and is home to over 15,000 businesses from small start-ups to major international corporations
  • Mild climate ranging from 4°C (January) to 29°C (August) with 280+ days of sunshine per year

Irvine Valley College

Founded in 1979, Irvine Valley College is a leader among community colleges in the nation. It is just a few minutes from UC Irvine, and has transferred more students to UCI than any other college in the state. IVC combines a small-college environment with more than 60 acres of modern facilities and equipment, including its beautiful state-of-the-art $32 million Performing Arts Center. Known for its strong academics and high transfer rate, IVC has been named “Top Medium-Sized Community College in Southern California”!**

Campus Fast Facts

  • Over 1,000 university majors available through transfer
  • Pathway to the University of California
  • #1 in transfers to UC Irvine among all community colleges in California, ~64%***
  • #1 in transfers to UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, UC Davis, and UC Riverside among all Orange County community colleges
  • Has among the highest university transfer rates in the state, including to prestigious universities like Brown, Columbia, Caltech, Penn, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and USC
  • Draws more than 15,000 students annually and embraces over 780 international students
  • 20+ student clubs and 13 athletic teams, including an e-Sports program for qualified players


*According to FBI rate, 11 years in a row – **Edsmart.org – ***Fall 2019, for schools sending 10+ students