University of California, Irvine

Irvine, CA

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$13,727

$43,481

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
22%
600-699
43%
500-599
29%
400-499
6%
700-800
43%
600-699
31%
500-599
20%
400-499
7%

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

1

teacher

18

students

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Very Selective

26%

acceptance rate

Accepted 25,361
Declined 70,207
Total Received 95,568
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Public

30,382

undergraduate students

6,526

graduate students

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Location

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 36,908
Established in 1965
Coeducational Coeducational

1,475-acre campus in Irvine (population: 277,453), 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.

  • Metropolitan area: Los Angeles
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: John Wayne (Orange County)

University of California, Irvine
Irvine
92697

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
38%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Events

  • Celebrate UCI (open house)
  • Homecoming
  • Shocktoberfest
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
98%
Top 1/4
100%
Top 1/2
100%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
22%
600-699
43%
500-599
29%
400-499
6%
700-800
43%
600-699
31%
500-599
20%
400-499
7%

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $70
Application deadline November 30
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 4.01

Very Selective

26%

acceptance rate

Accepted 25,361
Declined 70,207
Total Received 95,568

Admissions Factors

Very Important

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
application essay
academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Important

character/personal qualities
class rank

Considered

first generation
geographical residence
state residency

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
interview
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 78
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Water polo

Intramural Sports Men

Bowling, Football, Racquetball, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Wrestling

Intramural Sports Women

Bowling, Football, Racquetball, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Wrestling

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
African-American/Black Studies
Anthropology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Asian-American Studies
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Chinese Studies
Civil Engineering, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Cognitive Science
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer Software Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminology
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
East Asian Studies
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Economics, General
Education, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
European Studies/Civilization
Exercise Physiology
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
Game and Interactive Media Design
Genetics, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Studies
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
Human Biology
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Informatics
Information Resources Management
International/Global Studies
Japanese Language and Literature
Journalism, Other
Korean Language and Literature
Linguistics
Materials Engineering
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Microbiology and Immunology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music, General
Musical Theatre
Neurobiology and Anatomy
Nursing Science
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Philosophy
Physics, General
Physics, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Health, Other
Religion/Religious Studies
Social Psychology
Social Sciences, General
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Urban Studies/Affairs
Visual and Performing Arts, General
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

36,908

total students

98%

in-state

2%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

82%

30,382
students

Female
52%
15,743

Male
48%
14,639

18%

6,526
students

Female
48%
3,110

Male
52%
3,416

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

29,796
students

Female
52%
15,487

Male
48%
14,309

2%

586
students

Female
44%
256

Male
56%
330

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 94%
Student 4 year graduation rate 69%
Student 5 year graduation rate 13%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

17%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
36%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
25%
Hispanic/Latino
13%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

3,089

Transfer students enrolled

8%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment no
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: November 30

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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