University of California : Irvine

A.K.A.  UC : Irvine, UCI
  (3.50/5.00)  |  14 Reviews
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University of California : Irvine is a Public, Non-Sectarian, Research, University established in 1965. The campus is located in Irvine, California, USA and hosts 29,588 (2013) students with an endowment of $323.6 million (2013).  
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Website:  www.uci.edu
Address:  260 Aldrich Hall, Irvine, California, 92617, USA
Phone:  +1 (949) 824-5011
Email:  admissions@uci.edu
Institution Type:  Public, Non-Sectarian, Research, University
Established:  1965
Campus Enrollment:  29,588 (2013)
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Campus Endowment:  $323.6 million (2013)
Tuition (Local):  $11,220 (2014)
Tuition (Non-Local):  $34,098 (2014)
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Latitude:  33.648565
Longitude:  -117.842599
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OVERALL QUALITY
Stimulating Courses
Quality of Professors
Networking & Job Opps
Area Around Campus
Affordability
Housing Situation
Extracurricular Opps
Teacher/Student Ratio
Administration/Staff
HOTNESS FACTOR
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14 Student Reviews of University of California : Irvine

  • I’m a freshman and I love this school. ALL my professors have been great and VERY helpful. Professor Potma (my chemistry professor) helped out a student who forgot their calculators on a mid term! All professors are approachable and if you apply yourself you’ll find a good job and a good club! We have hundreds of clubs on campus. Its cheaper than other UC’s and there’s good on and off campus housing. its fun, Newport is close by if you wanna have fun. and every girl I’ve seen is HOT haha good college so far

    Overall Score: (4.45/5.00)
  • I loved my experience at UCI. It is a fantastic and underrated school.

    Overall Score: (5/5.00)
  • no comment

    Overall Score: (5/5.00)
  • UCI stands out as one of the premier universities in the nation. It is a very competitive school with few “easy” classes. The athletics department is outstanding and its football team remains “undefeated”. If you want a good basketweaving course you need to go to USC.

    Overall Score: (0/5.00)
  • the school is o.k but, the girls are fine

    Overall Score: (0/5.00)
  • there s a lot of opportunities at Irvine- i mean clubs, organizations, job opportunities. i’ve only finished 6 quarters in UCI, but there’s definitely a lot you can do if you apply yourself. teacher quality is pretty even i guess. all my teachers have made me use my analytical, critical thinking. they’re legit. i havent had a professor or TA who wasn’t willing to help me. they’re approachable during office hours, and its easy to get a hold of them.

    Overall Score: (3.63/5.00)
  • No Comment

    Overall Score: (3.18/5.00)
  • Just because it’s on the “OC” doesnt make it cool!

    Overall Score: (2.18/5.00)
  • Although the University of California might not be everyone’s top choice university, it does stand up along side other well known public institution such as UCLA or UCSD. Considering UCI’s location in southern California, it is an ideal place to stay for the next 4 years and like any great college it has a variety of places to hang out. You just need to stop being a depressed mental case because you didn’t get into the school you wanted to and go out and find fun. For instance, UCI has over 300+ organizations to join and if you can’t find one that fits your tastes then you can just make your own (along with 2 other friends that share your interests). If you want to volunteer there are 2 big community service organizations along with several other smaller ones as well as the volunteer center. If you want to party, then try rushing a greek. There are roughly 20 IFC fraternities and 20 panhellenic soroties. If mainstream greeks aren’t you thing then you can always go multicultural. UCI has a very strong and well developed multicultural community centered around the Cross Cultural Center which was expanded 2 years ago. Unfortunatly you won’t find any bars in Irvine but just 5 minutes away you can hit up Newport with their multitude of dive bars and beach fronts. Or hit up downtown fullerton just 15 minutes away. If that doesn’t fit you then you can always enjoy the nightlife in hollywood or the gaslamp district in san diego which are both only an hour away. If you hate the social scene and crave the books then you can always visit UCI’s main library and science library or add an interesting/stimulating class such as Socialogy 69: The Sociology of Sex or The Science of Superheroes. On the other hand, UCI’s hotness factor is a bit slumped and it is difficult to find a hottie both guy or girl but to compare it with other universities with reputations like the “triton eye” at UCSD then you’ll come to realize that finding someone decent at UCI isn’t the epic quest that you thought it would be. UCI has one of the largest and most beautiful campuses in California and it is still growing. If I were to enroll again at UCI, I would have rather done it now then back in 2002. The only cons are the growing annoyance of parking which is occuring at just about every distinguished university in california as well as the housing crisis that UCI is going through. Good luck finding a place to live at on campus as a freshman. Fortunately UCI is working to solve this problem by quickly constructing new housing opportunities which they will hopefully finish in 2010.

    Overall Score: (3.72/5.00)
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    Overall Score: (3/5.00)
  • Overall this school is not worth your money. There are only a few professors that know how to teach. Most of the professors only care about their research instead of students, and the only thing UCI cares about is your money. UCI tries every possible way to trick you for your money. Also, the majority of the student population is Asian… this might be something you don’t like.

    Overall Score: (2.90/5.00)
  • Yes, most people come from a back round where UCI is their backup school. After going to this school for 4 years, I really do appreciate the campus and people. The atmosphere of this campus is much different from the more competitive UCs, it’s far less competitive and much more relaxed. (Despite the high Asian population.) The school is very safe and beautiful. It’s nice to see the new construction of buildings, on and off campus. Overall, we’re still a developing campus, but this only means that we’re heading for more improvements and change.

    Overall Score: (3.90/5.00)
  • Well damn.

    Overall Score: (2.27/5.00)
  • UCI was a bittersweet experience for me. They have great study-abroad programs with the UC system, as one plus. But the class and professor quality was quite mediocre especially if you are not a science student. Also, a lot of the staff bitch and moan a lot instead of just doing their job. Gotta say though… there are a bunch of cuties on campus!

    Overall Score: (2.81/5.00)

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