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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I really like our school's athletic system

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I plan to go to law school after I finish my Masters, and UCI's MAS program has been instrumental in making that decision.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The Criminology MAS program is one of the best in the country, and the professors are the top of their field.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: This school is great so far through orientation.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Diversity: UCI is a very accepting campus.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drugs and alcohol do not play a big role at UCI.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Every professor I have worked with has been extremely passionate about what they teach, which is very refreshing. I feel that I have been able to work with every professor's teaching style, even if it's not my personal favorite.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel extremely safe on and off campus at UCI. I feel that the staff and security members go to great lengths to preserve the reputation of safety that Irvine has held for many years.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Everyone seems to be very supportive of our school's athletic teams. Basketball games are quite popular and are usually very fun to attend.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I truly love the University of California, Irvine. Every faculty member I have met and interacted with has proven to be very knowledgable, kind, and inclusive to all students. I feel like my education is valued and encouraged at UCI.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Academics: UCI teachers teach you pretty much everything that you need to know

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love UCI, it is the only UC campus with a computer science department

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This school is wonderfully supportive and filled with opportunity

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The apartment areas are peaceful and clean.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Great spirit at the sports events both huge/small.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Many things to do/experience. Very active/awesome.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I am in the Computer Science field, and the professors in this college are great. Almost all the time, they are willing to help and guide you. The TA's are also top notch. In other fields, like math or physics, I didn't really feel their motivation and I felt their teachings are okay to subpar. The humanities are decent as well.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Work is definitely there, but you may have to search very closely or need a certain experience before you can apply. Some classes will tell the students about an opportunity like game testing or lab internsips that will help you on your goal. There's a career fair and some workshops that can help improve your resume or hire you, but again, you may have to have skills that are applicable to the position.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Basically, UCI is well above average in safety, but that doesn't mean crime never happnens. The problem is that leaves some people to think that they don't have to lock doors or bikes, and as a result, their items are stolen. These occurences are very rare, but for the majority, you can feel safe coming to UCI. Furthermore, there are many options UCI has to offer to feel more secure including buttons you can press at night so a staff member can guide you to your location safely.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Basically, any place you choose to live in will be at least adequate. Some places may have no air conditioner. Some may have no wi-fi (although I think many places are now wi-fi installed), but they're not huge burdens. The problem is that campus housing is very expensive. I can safely say that the cost of living here is a major part of the tuition, maybe a third. You can definitely find people to chat with, roommates, neighbors, even the staff sometimes.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is very apparent in UCI, as you see many recruitments or events hosted by fraternities or sororities. Some are pretty inclusive, and they like to show their strong points in their area, whether it be their major, their goals, or their general fun times. It's pretty expensive, but the opportunities gained from joining can outweigh its cost.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: So far, being in UCI has been a great experience. I lived in a dorm my first year, and the many people I have met with their common interests and overall great, unique personalities made living there fun despite the expensive cost (and living twenty feet from active construction). I have learned so much in just one year, and I feel more confident in my abilities to find and create what I want. You learn to do things either independently or with a group, as that's how the professors try to teach the students. Interestingly, UCI is getting an e-sports arena, which I find convinient as I am a Computer Game Science major. I would love to see what UCI can do more for me as well.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Academics are a major part of campus that define the campus and the students that are part of it.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Students are encouraged to be themselves and contribute to the university diversity.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Not heard of on campus

1 person found this useful Report
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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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