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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
  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 28,753 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the UC Irvine acceptance rate is 29%. Popular majors include Biology, Computer Science, and Managerial Economics. Graduating 84% of students, UC Irvine alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $41,100.

About

260 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
29%
Application Deadline
November 30
SAT Range
1230-1430
ACT Range
26-33
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$11,633 / 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
$16,868 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
79%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
67%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 233 responses
39%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 298 responses
37%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 299 responses

Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
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
    71%
  • On Campus
    17%
  • Online
    12%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
28,753 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
696
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 126 responses
  • Academically focused, conservative, though nice
    32%
  • Academically focused, adventurous, outgoing
    16%
  • Smart
    14%
  • academically focused, liberal, chill
    11%
  • Outgoing
    11%
  • Stressed
    5%
  • Adventurous
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 363 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 414 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 225 responses
  • Beautiful
    22%
  • Calm
    20%
  • The best research institution
    16%
  • Full of opportunity
    10%
  • Vibrant
    10%
  • Up and Coming World Class University
    8%
  • 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. 163 responses

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