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Reviews 2954 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Irvine is one of the safest cities according to a FBI list.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far, I am really enjoying every class I have taken. Though Math 2B (Calculus II) is difficult, the professor explains the material very thoroughly.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing is nice, and the RAs are great. However, the dorm's don't feel "special" or "different".

3 College Freshman

Athletics: There is nothing extraordinary about our athletic program, it's kinda just there in my opinion.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The campus is nice and the classes are fair and interesting. I have not been as social as I could be, but that is not the school's issue.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Meet a lot of new people. Nice buildings, and amenities are great.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safety is enforced. There are escorts available if someone is not willing to walk alone in the dark. Campus police are always on task as well and let people know what's going on around them.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors love their job and appreciate students. The school dedicates its values to research and makes sure every student gets an opportunity to participate in.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The school has classes that guide you to see what life in the real world is like. The career center is always willing to help as well. Internships are promoted often as well.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: i don't know about it

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: my school has a park in the middle of the campus.

but it does not have 24 hour library and thats what is annoying

3 College Freshman

Athletics: There are many sports team at my school, but not many students involve in sports activities. Nevertheless, not many athletes does not mean poor team performance. The football and volleyball teams at my school have many several games against other college teams. Huge number of students will certainly go to the game and support the school team. And altogether students remember our school spirit and hold as a whole to support our school. One main factor of the achievement is that my school provides enough athletic facilities for athletes to get good training.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The best thing about my college is that it sits in a very safe area, near to the beautiful beach and the weather is always good and comfortable here. My school is also multi-cultural. The number of students from different countries are equally distributed. Plenty clubs for international students are very good oppotunites to learn more about the school and to really get involved in the American culture and life. Professors and teacher assistants are always helpful to academic problems and very patient in answering the questions. There is a large diversity in choices of majors in my school. Students of different majors get to make friends with each other through many school activities and have deep academic conversations in order to explore different ideas from students with different majors. In short, having a chance to be an undergraduate at my school is all about pleasure and joy.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Not many crimes are around.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Class sizes mainly depend on the type of class it is. Although if it's a big lecture hall, discussions usually make up for it. On campus there are many different types of courses offered.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living in dorms allows you to meet many different people from many different majors.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is a bigger part of UCI. There are many fraternity and sororities on campus for many different people.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Not really enforced at the school.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The students and staff are very helpful all-around. Never a dull moment.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I fell the professors care about the student and help them progress with their interest.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Greek Life: I am not involved in Greek Life but easy to join if wanted too.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Athletics: I am not involved in the athletics at the school.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Great school,professors campus and course offerings.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Ethnic/racial wise it's not very diverse at all, it's mostly Asians. Economically everyone seems to be about middle class. Not many people here seem very religious. Political beliefs are mostly pretty liberal and most everyone is accepting of different sexual orientations.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I don't really see much drug use happening around campus.

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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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