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4 College Freshman

Local Area: Irvine is super pretty with lots of parks and lakes. Super safe and clean.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: There are some shopping mall you can go to shopping or hang out with your friends. We can also go to disneyland in about 20 minutes away from the campus.

5 College Junior

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

5 College Sophomore

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


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Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 37 responses

Very poor
  • 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 36 responses

  • 31% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.
  • 31% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 22% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 14% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 3% Painfully remote.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 36 responses

  • 58% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.
  • 42% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 0% There aren't any nearby schools.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 37 responses

  • 35% Totally.
  • 59% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 5% No way.


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