Campus Strictness

Location
Irvine, CA
Undergrads
21,881
Tuition (in-state)
$36,000 ($13,122)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Its just like another school in that regard. Though the police in Irvine are questionable from what I've heard from other students.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: They can be strict at times when necessary otherwise, everyone is lenient and understanding.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Honestly, just be smart. Don't be in the wrong place at the wrong time and don't be dumb

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: So long as you are mindful of the administration and keep to their rules and policies, they are very lenient.

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3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: PERSONALLY I HAVE NOT HAD ANY PROBLEMS WITH THE ADMINISTRATION. I LIVE BY FRAT HOUSES AND I SEE THE POLICE THERE OR AROUND THE AREA OFTEN THOUGH SO I JUST DRIVE MORE CAREFULLY IN CASE THEY WANT TO PULL ME OVER.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 380th
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 1230th
    Best Campus Police
  • 1297th
    Most Lenient Parking

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Tracey Xuan Nguyen
Hometown
Hawthorne, CA
Major
Business Economics
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For a public university, UCI doesn’t seem to allow a lot of the personal liberties that even private colleges allow their students. RAs and some campus officers might be compared to a modern-day force of the Gestapo when it comes to drinking and drugs in the dorm areas. However, when it comes to protecting the students and their belongings, most agree that campus police (and maybe even the RAs) do a pretty good job. Drinking is heavily dealt with and is prohibited in the dorms, as are drugs. Some students have had experiences where they’ve gotten busted with little consequence, but when it comes to drinking and driving, campus police are absolutely intolerant. The actual town of Irvine seems to be walled off from the criminal element
of LA and is rather conservative, which might be an explanation for some of the strictness. It is obvious, though, that there is a lot of student animosity toward the campus authorities here. Having a police station on campus that is within minutes of housing probably doesn’t help matters either.

One of the unseen perks to having an active and abundant police force, however, is that their presence makes the campus that much more safe and secure. Not much is going to happen here beyond the occasional locker or bike theft or a student who’s not “smart” about drinking, but considering what else could be out there, an overly strict campus is probably a more than fair price to pay at UCI.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Drinking underage
  • Making too much noise in your dorm
  • Parking illegally
  • Running stop signs

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 151 responses

Very strict
Very lenient
  • Alcohol use in dorms
  • Attendance
  • Creating new student organizations
  • Drug use
  • Honor code
  • Noise violations
  • Parking
  • Protests/demonstrations
  • Underage drinking
  • Visitation in dorms

How do the campus police or safety officers affect your campus experience?    Based on 156 responses

  • 4% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 12% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 48% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 35% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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