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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have made a lot of new friends and started questioning things that I had never questioned before.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I wouldn't trade my experience for anything else. After my first year, I have learned to be able to be strong through hardships and along with the organizations that I have joined, I have a support system. In addition, I have acquired mentors that help guide me and advise me in opportunities to have but also give me the opportunity to make my own decisions at the end of the day on what I want, not what I should do.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The community is very safe and my parents fully support my decision to attend UCI.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I've only been in the SPOP so far, and it blew my mind. All of the upperclassmen, incoming freshmen, and professors were respectful, cheerful, and have a kind heart. I look forward to study and grow with the Zot family :)

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The counselors are very helpful.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Being a new school, the faculty and management works very hard to put the school in top rankings and the studies and work load is a lot. Being a quarter system, means you will be giving exams throughout the year. I feel great that I am learning a lot and living it up. My favorite experience is the first quarter, where faculty was welcoming and helpful. I joined so many clubs and activities. However, given another chance, I would not choose this school over the older schools with strong alumni network. You would think that the lack of alumni network would be compensated by the increased efforts of the career center to help students find jobs. But it is not so. You are on your own.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school that I am going to right now is challenging, however, the difficulty of the classes and the competitiveness that I must struggle with is not what defines my experience thus far. I find that it is because I am struggling that I am able to learn more about myself as a student, a person, and as an independent adult. My school encompasses a diversity of students. This diversity is culturing me into an individual that will contribute towards our society. For these reasons, even though I have experienced failure in my academics, I can push past that because it is one of the thins that makes me a better student and individual.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I havent't had a chance to really get involved on campus, but I'm at fault for that, not the school.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love UCI. The environment is reminds me a lot of home so adjusting was not a problem at all. The people are great. Academics are challenging but the teachers are available resources and are highly interested in the students' education.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The campus is lovely and the students seemed very kind. When I was comparing other Facebook college class of 2019 groups, only UCI seemed inviting and willing to meet new people.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: When I visited the campus it wasnt as diverse as I hoped it would be but in terms of the school it has a nice campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Being a student at the University of California has opened many opportunites. I have met such great people and became close to staff as well.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've enjoyed meeting people from all over the country, and finding organizations that specifically cater to so many of my passions.

2 College Junior

Overall Experience: Classes are hard. Community very friendly though!

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This school is great. Full of bright students and well rounded people. The area surrounding the school is fantastic and beautiful as well.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: They have a really great program for orientation. This is a commuter campus though.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: While I have yet to actually attend my first year at UCI the community and programs offer are reasons to be exicted my upcoming enrollment at the campus yet i must say ok due to actual lack of experience

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I chose UCI not knowing if it was the right decision. After my first week I knew UCI is where I was suppose to be. I have made true friends that will last a lifetime. The students at UCI really challenge you to get involved and become a leader on campus, there are so many things to get involved with that it won't be hard finding where you fit in.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have not started school yet, but when I visited the school it was wonderful.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The individuals on campus are very friendly and the amount of school pride they have is great.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Furthering my education away from home was the best decision I ever made.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I've walked the campus and talked to people who are attending and very happy of what I have learned. This college is the best fit for me.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love this school. I wouldn't change my decision in accepting to study here. The experience I have had here is welcoming and a safe environment throughout the neighborhood. My favorite experience has to be welcome week before starting the quarter and world record events that take place. The research opportunities are limitless and the hands on help available is great for growing minds.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Although UCI was not my first choice, I am extremely happy I ended up there. I've met some of the most motivated, positive, helpful friends and hallmates I could ever ask for. My first quarter did not go so well because I was barely getting the hang of the quarter system, there were financial issues back home, and making new friends was a struggle for me. By Winter quarter, I got used to the pace and made tons of friends through dorming and being open-minded in my lecture and discussion classes. The professors at this school are top-notch so your're getting the best resources out there. I'm glad I chose this school because it has given me more than what I expected.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: UCI is a wonderful school with a beautiful campus. The school is eco friendly and the people there are very friendly.

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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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