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Reviews 3213 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Senior

Campus Housing: The dorms are great and are created to accomodate the social atmosphere and the convenience to class.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life is helpful for the social campus effect.

4 College Senior

Athletics: Our school spirit is great and we have olympians.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: My school is surrounding a park , making the environment great for studying and I would choose to go to this college again.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: The quality of courses varies, but I think for the most part it's good quality.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There's plenty of racial diversity on campus, and LGBT+ individuals are able to find support fairly easily.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I haven't noticed anything major, but I'm sure a drug scene still exists.

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.

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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.

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5 College Sophomore

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

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5 College Sophomore

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

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4 College Sophomore

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

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The apartment areas are peaceful and clean.

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4 College Sophomore

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

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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.

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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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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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