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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus is cheaper than on campus and most of the students take advantage of this

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: No real healthy options besides like veggie grill but the trader joes is awesome!

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: Very Very small. Those who party are often seen by non-partiers as ridiculous.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: Really strict about parking. Apparently it gives them billions of dollars that they don't really use for the students but for bonuses.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Not much is given out to those with some income. Although a lot of lower income kids are here due to the money they give.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Food: Super unhealthy. Totally greasy and limited food options. What food they do give you is small in portion and yet loads of fat.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are pretty average. Everyone goes home on weekends.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: saves you money from dorming on campus and you are more free to do what you please

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: very great. thers so many options and they all open till like 11 and its so close and prices aren't completely flying off the charts. you seriously cross the bridge and your right there in the middle of many fast food places and restaruants

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3 College Freshman

Administration: its good to have policies and rules being forced because some things can get out of have. its a great policy and at uci you usually don't hear about anyone breaking policies

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: it great to meet friends, just have to meet up with the right people

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: to me it went well. they email you with any problems or let you know about fees you have to pay and they usually let you know in 2 months advance and then again at the 1 month mark

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: very clean. quick food just the lines a re a little long and to actually eat at the food court you will be lucky to find some seats to sit down and eat

College Freshman

Campus Housing: i don't dorm so I wouldn't know. I did stay on an overnight dorm in uci as a welcome to freshmen and I thought it was really good except their was no air conditioner and it was like 90 degrees in the room

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: UTC is a great place to go

College Freshman

Party Scene: did not go to parties

College Freshman

Scholarships: did not apply for financial aid

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Lot 5 food was ok at the beginning of the year but got worse the last quarter of the year.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The courses are kind of difficult, but the college experience is nice overall.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are lots of opportunities and internships that the school informs students of.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The community really seems safe, and the administration is always keeping students updated about any possible threats or events.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't have much experience with this, but they do cost a lot.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: We don't have a football team, but people get pretty hyped for basketball games. Turnouts for these games vary from full stadiums to only a small crowd.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of options, but you will probably need a car if you want cheaper housing.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: there is quite a few options, however they do get a little expensive after a while.

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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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