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Irvine, CA
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$36,000 ($13,122)
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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: As with everything, there going to be some good and some bad.

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College Senior

Guys & Girls: I am currently an online only student. During my week long orientation, the students on campus seemed fun, outgoing, eclectic group.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: I've noticed that a lot of the students on campus look and dress the same. The Greek life guys and girls always look like each other. There's a lot of hipsters. There's also a lot of people who just don't care what they look like.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The girls and guys (because of the school no doubt), are very dedicated academically and are not true party animals.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Everything here is awesome. The dating life is nice.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 135th
    Smartest Guys
  • 182nd
    Smartest Girls
  • 294th
    Hottest Girls
  • 710th
    Friendliest Girls
  • 763rd
    Most Religious Guys

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Tracey Xuan Nguyen
Hawthorne, CA
Business Economics
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If you called the UCI student body the “ethnic tossed salad” in the meal of attraction, not everyone would want to take a bite. This is probably due to the lack of variety within the student body. Students still give their peers overall warm reviews of being worth a second glance or two; students who aren’t usually attracted to people of the “Asian Persuasion” find themselves double glancing, too. Some girls would say that the Asian guys here are mostly viewed as the strong, silent type, while the Caucasian guys are generally thought to be of the surfer or skater style.

Luckily for the guys, students generally agree that the girls at UCI are hotter, on average, than the guys. Many guys here are labeled “Irvine Cute,” meaning that they are considered good looking because they go to UCI, but if they went to another school in the So Cal area, then they would be considered middle of the pack or maybe even lower. For the gals, this generally means that they’re probably going to actually have to look for love that’s beyond skin deep—which, as ghastly as that might seem from a Southern Californian’s point of view, isn’t all that difficult.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
Female students can visit the Women's Clinic at the Health Services office to schedule an appointment with the registered nurse practitioner. Students can request emergency contraception prescriptions, as well as emergency contraception, which should both be covered by student insurance.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. The ARC
  2. Student Center
  3. Ring Road
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Frats
  2. Off-campus parties
  3. Clubs
Social Scene
Social scene? What social scene? Just kidding. Well, sort of. Since UCI does consist of over 20,000 students, the large size cracks down on having one main social caste system, which is definitely a good thing. The high commuter population also dampens student night activities on campus, since most commuters abandon campus like bats out of hell as soon as class ends to beat rush hour traffic. Yet, if commuters are willing to stick around campus a few extra hours, then there is definitely no shortage of things to do. Party-goers should be happy to know that there is still a social scene beneath the mild suburban setting of UCI. Although most parties are with the fraternities and sororities on campus, there are parties that are open to the public. Bookish types won't have much trouble finding kindred spirits in classes, either, so long as they actually remember to speak to them. For the latter group, there is always a plethora of film festivals and poetry readings to keep their eager minds stimulated while on a social outing.
Hookups or Relationships?
Hooking up at UCI, albeit a studious campus all around, is a lot easier than it seems. Hormones circulate the ventilation system of the lecture halls in this perpetually sunny and spring-like campus. Although one-night stands are not unheard of, most campus relationships are long-term, or at least headed in that direction.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
If you're looking for love, all the right places include class discussions and club activities, or even the ARC, where the student class sizes are actually small enough to have social interaction with others. Most hookups tend to be relationship-bound, and one-night stands are rare occurrences for the heavily conservative student population in the OC.
Dress Code
There's a range when it comes to the dress code at UCI. Many of the girls walking on campus keep with the trendy and stylish fashions of the season, while others are more low-key and stay casual with jeans and hoodies. The same goes for the guys, but their efforts usually go unnoticed as most eyes are on the ladies on campus.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 119 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 119 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 127 responses

  • 33% None
  • 17% Casual dating at your school
  • 17% Long-distance relationship
  • 8% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 8% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 5% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 4% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 4% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 2% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 2% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 14 responses

  • 21% Ring Road
  • 21% The ARC
  • 21% Class
  • 17% Parties or club events
  • 12% Student Center
  • 8% Student organizations/clubs

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 21 responses

  • 33% Asian
  • 29% Academically focused, conservative, though nice
  • 14% Outgoing
  • 14% Smart
  • 10% Adventurous

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?    Based on 7 responses

  • 43% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 57% There are some openly-dating LGBT couples. A lot of people accept it.
  • 0% There are almost no openly-dating LGBT couples. Most people don't accept it.
  • 0% You won't see any LGBT couples on campus. It is widely not accepted.

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 20 responses

  • 50% Organizations on campus
  • 28% Hallmates
  • 14% Friends with the same major
  • 8% Study groups

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 127 responses

  • 3% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 20% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 65% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 13% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.


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