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On March 29, 2022, U.S. News & World Report released its annual graduate school rankings, and UCI had 11 programs place in the top 20 for public universities. Among those were the computer science and statistics graduate programs in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS).

Of the 202 programs ranked for computer science, UCI was 14th for public universities and 28th overall.

“According to US News’ latest edition of Best Graduate Schools, we continue to climb and rank among the best in the nation,” says Tony Givargis, professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science. “It is exciting to be part of a department that is dedicated to exceptional research and high-quality education in a profoundly impactful academic discipline.”

Of the 101 programs ranked for statistics, UCI was 18th for public universities and 27th overall — up from 50th in 2018.

“We are very excited about our improved ranking,” says Dan Gillen, professor and chair of the Department of Statistics. “This is a reflection of our impressive students and faculty and the world-class research reputation that they have earned. We look forward to continued improvement in the coming years.”

UCI is one of the few universities in the country to house its computer science and statistics programs in a school dedicated to information and computer sciences, giving students a wide variety of multidisciplinary opportunities and broad coverage of both fields.

“UCI has established itself as a world-class public research university in a wide range of graduate disciplines,” said Gillian Hayes, vice provost for graduate education and dean of the Graduate Division. “These rankings confirm that our campus offers challenging and intellectually rich opportunities for students of all backgrounds to achieve academic and professional excellence.”

— Shani Murray