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Tuition & Fees

$14,739

$39,447

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Very Selective

38%

acceptance rate

Accepted 27,764
Declined + 44,004
Total Received 71,768
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undergraduateRatios

46%

54%

male

female

1  :  19

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biological Sciences
  2. Psychology/social Behavior
  3. Business Economics
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School Facts

University of California at Irvine, founded in 1965, is a public university. Programs are offered through the Schools of Biological Sciences, Fine Arts, Humanities, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, and Engineering; and the Department of Information and Computer Science. Its 1,470-acre campus is located near Newport Beach, 40 miles south of Los Angeles.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 30,836
Established in 1965
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  AMA/AAMC/LCME (American Medical Association/Association of American Medical Colleges/Liaison Committee on Medical Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  PAB (Planning Accreditation Board)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Codes

SAT 4859
ACT 0446

Social Networks

Irvine, CA

1,489-acre campus in Irvine (population: 236,716), 40 miles from Los Angeles. Served by bus and train; major airport serves Los Angeles; smaller airport serves Orange County (three miles). School operates transportation to UC Irvine Medical Center and to on and off-campus apartments. Public transportation serves campus.

University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
41%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
79%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
22 fraternities 9% of male students
 
25 sororities 9% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
96%
Top 1/4
100%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
24%
500-599
42%
400-499
23%
300-399
2%
700-800
24%
600-699
37%
500-599
30%
400-499
9%
700-800
6%
600-699
29%
500-599
46%
400-499
18%
300-399
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Common application accepted no
Application deadline November 30
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Niether
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Recommended
SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

38%

acceptance rate

Accepted 27,764
Declined + 44,004
Total Received 71,768

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank

Considered

Geographical residence
State residency

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Interview
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Patricia Morales
Director, Admission and Relations with Schools
P: 949 824-6703
F: 949 824-2951
admissions@uci.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $56,387,595
State $129,585,578
Institutional $99,606,954
Other external $3,085,206
Total $288,665,333

Non-need-based

Federal $399,128
State $133,584
Institutional $4,672,078
Other external $1,842,457
Total $7,047,247

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
tennis
track (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
water polo

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big West Conference
Mascot
Anteaters
School colors
blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Administrative/Executive
Administrative/Fully Employed
Administrative/Health Care
Aerospace Engineering
African-American Studies
Anatomy
Anthropology
Art
Art History
Arts Computation Engineering
Arts/Humanities
Asian American Studies
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biological Chemistry
Biological Sciences
Biology/Education
Biology/Educational Media Design
Biomedical Computing
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering/Pre-Medical
Biomedical/Translational Science
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Business Economics
Business Information Management
Cellular/Molecular Biology
Chemical Engineering
Chemical/Material Physics
Chemistry
Chemistry/Material Physics
Chicano/Latino Studies
Chinese Language/Literature
Chinese Studies
Civil Engineering
Classical Civilization
Classics
Cognitive Neuroscience
Cognitive Sciences
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering
Computer Game Science
Computer Graphics/Visualization
Computer Networks/District Computers
Computer Science
Computer Science/Engineering
Creative Writing
Criminology/Law/Society
Critical/Curatorial Studies
Culture/Theory
Dance
Dance/Choreography
Dance/Performance
Developmental/Cell Biology
Drama
Drama/Theatre
Earth System Science
Earth/Environmental Science
Earth/Environmental Studies
East Asian Culture
East Asian Languages/Literatures
Ecology/Evolutionary Biology
Economics
Education
Educational Administration
Educational Administration/Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Elementary/Secondary Education
Engineering
Engineering Management
English
Environmental Analysis/Design
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Health
Environmental Health Science/Policy
Environmental Science
Environmental Toxicology
Epidemiology
European Studies
Experimental Pathology
Film Studies
Film/Media Studies
French
Genetic Counseling
Genetics
German
German Studies
Global Cultures
History
Human Biology
Humanities/Arts
Informatics
Information/Computer Science
International Studies
Japanese Language/Literature
Korean Literature/Culture
Latin
Law
Literary Journalism
Logic/Philosophy of Science
Management
Materials Science/Engineering
Materials/Manufacturing Technology
Mathematical Behavioral Science
Mathematical/Computational Biology
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering
Medical Microbiology
Medicinal Chemistry/Pharmacology
Medicine
Microbiology/Immunology
Molecular Biology/Biochemistry
Music
Music Theatre
Music/Performance
Networked Systems
Neurobiology
Neurobiology/Behavior
Neuroscience
Nursing Science
Pharmaceutical Science
Pharmacological Sciences
Pharmacology/Toxicology
Philosophy
Physics
Physiology/Biophysics
Planning/Policy/Design
Plant Biology
Political Psychology
Political Science
Psychology
Psychology/Social Behavior
Public Choice
Public Health
Public Health Policy
Public Health Sciences
Public Policy
Quantitative Economics
Religious Studies
Social Ecology
Social Policy/Public Service
Social Science
Social Sciences
Sociology
Software Engineering
Spanish
Statistics
Studio Art
Transportation Economics
Transportation Science
Urban Studies
Urban/Regional Planning
Visual Studies
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

82%

25,256
students

Female
54%
13,581

Male
46%
11,675

Graduate

18%

5,580
students

Female
44%
2,449

Male
56%
3,131

undergraduateFull-time

98%

24,851
students

Female
55%
13,421

Male
45%
11,430

undergraduatePart-time

2%

405
students

Female
40%
160

Male
60%
245

Student Break-down

16%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
37%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
25%
Hispanic/Latino
12%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

44%

Transfer applicants accepted

25%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.40
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: November 30

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

36

quarter hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 79
Countries most often represented China
India
Indonesia
South Korea
Taiwan
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Kerry Ann Lekutai
International Specialist
949 824-9344
kerry.lekutai@uci.edu

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