University of California - Irvine

3,242 reviews
  1. Irvine, CA
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  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 ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

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
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.154 responses
46%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.156 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.157 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 75 responses
Report
  • Asian
    29%
  • Asian, academic, smart, outgoing.
    19%
  • Academically focused, conservative, though nice
    17%
  • Smart
    15%
  • Outgoing
    12%
  • Adventurous
    5%
  • Lack of common sense
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.236 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.286 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 72 responses
Report
  • Beautiful
    26%
  • Calm
    26%
  • The best research institution
    25%
  • Vibrant
    11%
  • Good
    6%
  • Disappointment
    4%
  • Up and Coming World Class University
    1%

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%
64%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.75 responses

Reviews

3,242 reviews
  • Excellent
    414
  • Very Good
    1323
  • Average
    1226
  • Poor
    170
  • Terrible
    64
First college I ever visited was UCI, and I went walked through the UCI Campus and the I'd rate it 5/5 but the cleanliness is a bit low.
  • Niche User
  • 7 hours ago
I love how culturally diverse this campus is ! It is very easy to meet people in different cultures and, thus, learn about different cultures.
  • Junior
  • 16 days ago
UCI is overall a great school. The academics and athletics are awesome. Aldrich Park is the best place on campus to study or take a break in between classes.
  • Senior
  • 16 days ago