Irvine, CA
Tuition (in-state)
$36,000 ($13,122)
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Reviews 2517 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Sororities are somewhat big at the campus and have many activities throught the year.

5 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: The university has a lot of events, its beautiful, open, easy access to help, and maps are located everywhere.

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Campus spirt is based on the sports.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: It is a very safe campus.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: There are different options when it comes the meal plans. There one I went with was the unlimited plan because you never run out of swipes, you get guest swipes, and 50 dollars of flex dollars every quarter. There are many places you can eat at, you won't get bored of the food.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: It is very close to the campus and are affordable. There are many apartments to choose from, it would be hard to not find one that fits all your needs.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: They hand out applications at orientations and also available at the career center. Their are various jobs that will hire every quarte.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Its has a great study environment and help os everywhere. You can go anywhere and the campus structure makes it very difficult to ever get lost. Beautiful campus and every eco friendly.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: I say the campus has a lot of activities, but sometimes it seems like there is not enough people who actually attend them. Also, the school seems pretty strong in having parties and frats.

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College Sophomore

Majors: No internship, but I will answer the above questions. Yes, I would like to have an internship one day because I understand that they offer experience which would be nice to have especially on a resume. My only concerns for internships are its location, distance from home or school, and whether or not it is a paid position.

College Sophomore

Majors: N/A since it is impossible for me to answer.

College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I tend to see looks, interests, style, social life, and relationships as his or her own taste. I, or any other UCI student, cannot be qualified to rate others because answering these questions basically generalizes the entire student body.

College Sophomore

Nightlife: I do not associate myself with the nightlife.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: My classes and professors are awesome and very dedicated to students learning.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: its okay not very interesting except for the beach

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They give scholarships although they are not for great amounts but every little helps

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: No many choices you need a car to get places.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Very closed minded about people not part of greek life

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I really enjoy it although so classes are a lot of work.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Very hard to meet new people everybody is so busy.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Some pretty new building and some old building

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Parking is far and expensive the wall is too thin

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Big Classes Study at own risk

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Stay Strong or you get weeded out


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Tracey Xuan Nguyen
Hawthorne, CA
Business Economics
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Many students here will admit that UCI wasn’t their first choice or even their second. While UCI still doesn’t live up to the prestige of UCLA or UC Berkeley—leading to some serious inferiority complexes among some students—it’s increasingly gaining respect. It may not have a football team, an infinite number of majors, a true college town atmosphere, an abundance of parking spots, or even a reputable mascot, but the administration is still growing and expanding the campus with the public funds and donations that it gains.

Despite being strong in academics and fair in athletics, there are still some heavy skeptics in a group of would-be happy, shiny people. No university, no matter how good, can please everyone. Whether you enjoy UCI will be based on what you make of it through your own perceptions. With enough imagination, you should never be bored, and there is no pressure to do anything you don’t want to. The minimum courseload is light, and most people take at least one class beyond the minimum required for full-time status. This leaves plenty of time to socialize, hang out in the beautifully maintained park at the center of the campus, or do whatever else suits you best. UCI and the community of Irvine eventually become like a second home to many students here. While it’s not perfect, it’s hard for anyone to resist falling in love with the beach on a Southern California day. The University of California at Irvine is the perfect school to mix work and play.

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