University of California - Irvine

3,267 reviews
  1. Irvine, CA
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
University of California - Irvine is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Big West Conference
Address
501 Aldrich Hall
Irvine, CA 92697
Website

University of California - Irvine Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
37%
SAT Range
1030-1290
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$12,072/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,532/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,925/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,344/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,779/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,710/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
68%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.221 responses
41%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.229 responses
44%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.230 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
24,141Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 136 responses
Report
  • Asian
    27%
  • Academically focused, conservative, though nice
    21%
  • Asian, academic, smart, outgoing.
    21%
  • Smart
    12%
  • Outgoing
    8%
  • Academically focused, adventurous, outgoing
    4%
  • Adventurous
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.294 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.345 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 156 responses
Report
  • Beautiful
    22%
  • Calm
    21%
  • The best research institution
    19%
  • Vibrant
    10%
  • Up and Coming World Class University
    9%
  • Full of opportunity
    8%
  • Good
    6%

After University of California - Irvine

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
86%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
69%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.159 responses

Reviews

3,267 reviews
  • Excellent
    424
  • Very Good
    1356
  • Average
    1251
  • Poor
    172
  • Terrible
    64
The safety and security is very good. Then again I do not know if that is biased because I haven't experienced anything. Although I did always catch a random man standing by our housing and I called the police twice about him but nothing was done. He even started lurking around my freshman dorm housing area. And I have heard about incidents with our campus police in which they do not help people as best as they can. I cannot verify these statements, I only heard them from one of my professors. So all I can say is I hope they step up a little more and actually pay attention when someone brings something suspicious up, and that they do not take it lightly. In these times, you never know!
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago
College has been an experience that has greatly positively impacted my life. Not only had it made me more independent but it has opened my eyes to real life. Although courses are more difficult than those in high school, these courses not only teach you valuable material but help you learn to manage your time more efficiently. Without doubt, the college experience and meeting new people as well as building more connections is extremely important!
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago
University of California Irvine is great! I love all the faculty and staff there, they are very helpful. I also appreciate when professors take the time out of their day to help students on their path to success. The students here are all very bright minded and I have no worries when it comes to passing a class. This is because our campus has many resources available that can help you. Even though I am just a freshman, I know that I will thrive here. The possibilities are endless!
  • College Freshman
  • 3 months ago