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Reviews 3163 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far I am extremely happy with all the professors and counselors I got this year. They are all extremely professional and very accommodating and easy to access.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The University of California, Irvine is very proactive on helping their students find and estabishing their students in a jobintership programs thoughout the city

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The services that the university provides extremely prevents campus crime and protects the personal saftey for each and every student on campus

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: THERE ARE NO AIR CONDITIONERS IN THE FRESHMAN DORMS

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Not worth the admission fees and dues. easier and more affordable to join a club

5 College Freshman

Athletics: UCI has an amazing olympic style gym that has forced many surrounding gyms out of business due to its superiority

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The University of California, Irvine is the absolute friendliest and most academically challenging university out there!

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Irvine is one of the safest cities in California. The campus is no exception; it is so quite and calm that I do not feel uneasy or unsafe at all. The campus has taken several measures to ensure that the students feel safe and secure on campus.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I have toured the different housing communities multiple times and have slept in the Mesa Court dorms. These dorm rooms are quite spacious and clean, despite being a bit older than some. The amenities are great and they are such peaceful communities.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: At orientation, I was able to feel the school spirit. Several current students talked about going to games, especially basketball.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am an incoming freshman so I do not have that much experience at my school yet. However, I recently attended an orientation and was able to mingle and talk with a bunch of current students. They were all very open and nice, more so than I expected. I felt a sense of community at my school, but it was not over the top. Overall, it seems like a calm campus filled with kind students and faculty.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My overall experience has been grat at UCI and the professors are awesome at what they do, variety of courses are large, and the class sizes are good enough for one professor to teach to.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are many internship and job opportunities that come from being a student here, and the services provided especially for research is good.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Irvine is a generally safe community and there are always people around to feel safe around.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorm life is amazing and the facilities as well as amenities are wonderful but in Mesa the resident hall life is quite plain and not as comfortable as well as social.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greek life is most important for its professional opportunities and social gatherings as well as parties, which make up a huge part of the campus life as well.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: There are may supporters of the sports and especially basketball, which makes up a lot of the school spirit on campus and gets the students together.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: UCI has been a great school as my first year of college comes to an end, and best thing about the school that stands out is its extracurricular opportunities.

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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.

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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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