UCI is a commuter campus and the school lacks many traditional college activities. Among UC campuses, its prestige is lower
than that of Berkeley, Los Angeles, and San Diego, about equal to that of Davis, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz, but higher than
that of Riverside and Merced. Three researchers on UCI's faculty have received the Nobel Prize. This is actually a modest figure compared to other UC campuses. Berkeley, Los Angeles, San Diego,
Davis and Santa Barbara each have no fewer than five Nobel Laureates on faculty.