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Reviews 3088 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Student

Drug Safety: People brag on social media how easy it is to bring alcohol on the campus

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really enjoy the courses here

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The middle earth community is better than any other college community out there

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: They are fun to attend but not a huge part of campus life

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: UCI is amazing ZOT ZOT ZOT

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Great for the physical sciences and computer science and business.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Upper division classes have been very enlightening, very inspiring, and very reasonable regarding the pace and syllabus. Professors are passionate and that, I believe is the key to education.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Definitely a great school with a growing reputation. My degree will be worth it.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Freshman year was the best. After that, housing is such a hassle and on top of that, too pricy.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Basketball is great but I prefer soccer.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: UC Irvine has been exactly what I expected. After high school, all I knew is that I had to leave home. I wanted to be alone and study and just get to know myself. Irvine has given me what I wanted.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are rape buttons located all over campus, police patrolling 24/7, and Irvine is known as one of the safest cities in America.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The quality of classes are way too big, professors are sometimes unexperienced and do not help much. It is very hard to study for finals with no dead week. But, some of the professors really try hard to help you succeed.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The value of a degree from UCI will take you very far because of its outstanding ranking in the world of education compared to other institutions.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus is a lot better than other schools, Amenities are okay, the social atmospheres differ from where you live, cost is expensive, it is somewhat convenience, and the housing process is very simple. Dorming was okay it was inconvenient because where I lived it was not close to my classes at all.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am in greek life here at UCI as well. It isn't the best but it is a social group to be in. I would as the social atmosphere is great! Greek housing isn't the best but it is there.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I am on the school spirit squat, I feel we do not get enough recognition compared to other sports. We do not get money, we spend the same amount of time dedicated to the sport as other athletes maybe even more and we do not even get priority registration. But the school isn't as school spirited because we do not have a football team. Facilities are really nice though.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My experience is okay because its hard to get classes, professors aren't all very helpful. But, Overall it was okay.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I like the bluelight system. It is helpful to help you feel safe at all times.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I enjoy the overall experience at uci. I enjoy all my classes and like my professors

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The school really encourages you to take internships and learn by doing

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: i like the housing on campus but you definitely dont get your money's worth. its cheaper to live on a house on the beach in newport than it is to live on campus

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: no one likes doing greek life at our school because we have a high commuter based school. greek life is not very big and is very low key.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I am a student athlete at the university of california and they do a lot of things to make sure you succeed as a student athlete. The people who live in my hall do not play varsity sports but they play intramural sports and love every second of it. club sports are attended by many students in our school and is very popular

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love that the university of california irvine is a research based school. In every single class that I am in we have done research in the field. They do a very good job of making sure students are enthusiastic about what they do at the school.

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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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