Local Atmosphere

Location
Irvine, CA
Undergrads
1,592
Tuition
$28,500
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Irvine is the FBI rated top 10 safest cities in the U.S. While it is a city that is growing everyday, it still feels like a suburban style living. The area is very nice and wealthy which can inspire students to set positive high goals for their careers in the future. With the District, beach, and Spectrum a 10 minute drive away, many students go to hangout, shop and do fun stuff with their friends.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Lots to do. Well if You have a car

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: It's voted and is one of the safest cities in California. It's just beautiful and close to the beach.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Irvine is beautiful but hard for freshman to get around since they are not allowed cars.

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5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Beach is only a couple minutes away and so are the malls.

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Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 25 responses

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  • Cost of living
  • Dining
  • Friendliness of locals toward students
  • Museums/cultural attractions
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Parks and recreation
  • Professional sports
  • Safety
  • Scenery
  • Shopping
  • Transportation

What is the local atmosphere like at your school?    Based on 26 responses

  • 4% Painfully remote.
  • 19% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 23% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 27% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 27% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 25 responses

  • 0% There aren't any nearby schools.
  • 36% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 64% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 26 responses

  • 8% No way.
  • 58% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 35% Totally.

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