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University of California - Irvine
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  • 4 Year
  • IRVINE, CA

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade A
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade B+

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UC Irvine is a highly rated public university located in Irvine, California in the Los Angeles Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 29,797 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the UC Irvine acceptance rate is 27%. Popular majors include Biology, Managerial Economics, and Social Psychology. Graduating 84% of students, UC Irvine alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $41,100.

About

501 ALDRICH HALL
IRVINE, CA 92697
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big West Conference

University of California - Irvine Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

UCI Admissions

Acceptance Rate
27%
Application Deadline
November 30
SAT Range
1170-1420
ACT Range
24-33
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$15,268 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$18,934 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
63%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
68%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 221 responses
40%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 272 responses
40%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 273 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    17%
  • On Campus
    83%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
29,797 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
585
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 100 responses
  • Academically focused, conservative, though nice
    35%
  • Smart
    18%
  • Academically focused, adventurous, outgoing
    14%
  • Outgoing
    14%
  • academically focused, liberal, chill
    5%
  • Adventurous
    5%
  • Involved
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 337 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 388 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 199 responses
  • Beautiful
    23%
  • Calm
    20%
  • The best research institution
    17%
  • Full of opportunity
    10%
  • Vibrant
    10%
  • Up and Coming World Class University
    9%
  • Good
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$58,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
84%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
69%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 159 responses

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