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Reviews 3145 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Most parties take place off campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: It's hard to go anywhere fun if you don't have or car or don't know anyone with a car.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: There's tons of different courses to choose from. The workload can sometimes get heavy, but there's tons of places on campus to study and get work done (plus there's always the beach!). Most the professors seem to be really passionate toward what they teach and love when students go to their office hours.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really enjoy the professors, the chill people, and the serene environment. Being at a university that revolves around a lot of research is great for me because I'm looking into going into medical research and there always seems to be tons of opportunities to get involved with the research on campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: I don't see much intolerance because I surround myself with a very diverse group of people who are liberal and very accepting. However, I do hear about intolerance.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: People are open about their use of drug and alcohol. I don't know anyone that has been punished for their use.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: They are kind of troublesome in the sense that they try to recruit you at all possible times on the main road.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I always get emails about job/internship opportunities from my school.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are professors that make sure to engage students but also professors that are there just because they are being paid. Trying to get classes is hard depending on your enrollment window.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The alert system is effective in my opinion. Issues are reported most of the time.

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2 College Junior

Campus Housing: VDC Norte is a dump if anyone wants to live there, just don't.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: People involved in greek life love it and they do a lot of good for the community, just not for me.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Its not super strong as people don't get as invested in sports as other universities do.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: This is an excellent school with professors and TAs who care about doing all they can to further people's understanding of the world.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: The professors are well qualified. Courses are difficult but if you put in the work you will do fine as most grading are done by the T.As who are usually fair, Class sizes are large and small depending on the class/department you are in. Most business classes tend to be smaller to encourage more class participation while g.es are much bigger to accommodate the large number of students.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Many companies recruit at UCI and there are many UCI alumni that come back every year to give speeches and allow students to speak/network with them at professional events hosted by on campus clubs.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I am not on campus often to answer this.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I am not involved with the Greek Life on campus. However, I know it is not too big on UCI campus.

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2 College Junior

Athletics: I am not too familiar with sports on my campus.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: UCI is overall a good school in terms of academic; however, it is not very sociable as many students (could be due to the fact that there are many commuters on campus) are very focused on their studies and are not as open to meet/exchange ideas with other peers.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I will be living at Vista Del Campo Norte, through ACC housing. It was a bit of a headache due to being on the wait list but i finally got a place and will be moving in soon! The cost is a bit more than living in the dorms, but i have my own room and two other roommates. I am excited to meet my roommates and make friends, but it will be nice to have my own space. The amenities with the housing are awesome! I have a fitness center, a pool and a little BBQ area. I like the convenience of having a shuttle that takes you to and from the campus, so i do not have to take my own car and pay for parking, which is VERY expensive.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Currently i am a transfer student and will be starting UC Irvine this coming fall. However, communication with the school has been excellent and the staff i have talked and met with seem very knowledgable, and genuinely interested in helping incoming students. Current students i have spoke with are very outgoing, smart and really want to make sure incoming students succeed.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: There are plenty of opportunities for internships and jobs with tips and constant career fairs from the Career Center.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: For the most part the courses and professors are great, you just have to ask around and know which ones are the better ones.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I've never really felt unsafe on campus no matter how late it gets.

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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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