UC-Irvine

University of California - Irvine

215 Pereira Dr, Irvine, United States
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  • Total Documents
    22,909
  • Class Notes
    16,316
  • Textbook Notes
    3,150
  • Study Guides
    3,452
  • Currently Enrolled
    6,775
  • Previously Enrolled
    5,695

Overview of University of California - Irvine (UC-Irvine)

About this school

UCI, founded in 1965, is a public university. It is noted internationally for its rich academic programs and the quality of its faculty. The faculty includes internationally renowned scholars and researchers who are dynamic, dedicated teachers. Irvine's distinctive undergraduate research programs allow students to work closely with faculty mentors. Students may choose from 55 undergraduate majors, 49 minors and a myriad of specializations, concentrations and emphases offered by the School of the Arts, School of Biological Sciences, Henry Samueli School of Engineering, School of Humanities, Department of Information and Computer Science, School of Physical Sciences, School of Social Ecology and School of Social Science. The Campuswide Honors Program and Humanities Honors Program are open to outstanding students in all majors. The programs feature special curricula consisting of small seminar-style classes, independent research projects or creative performances and mentorships with top UCI faculty. Upper-division honors programs are available in 15 majors. Its 1,470-acre campus is located near Newport Beach, 40 miles south of Los Angeles.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:29,307
    • Men:13,871 Men (47.3%)
    • Women:15,436 Women (52.7%)

Location

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Admission Information (UC-Irvine)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of California, Irvine is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
2
3
Foreign Language
2
3
Social Studies
2
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
1
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
December 31
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Irvine, CA 92697
Phone
(949) 824-6703
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
November 30
Application Fee
$70
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 31
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
37% of 85,102 applicants were admitted
Women
37% of 44,949 applicants were admitted
Men
36% of 40,153 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
9,543 (31%) of 31,063 admitted students enrolled
Women
4,948 (29%) of 16,783 admitted students enrolled
Men
4,595 (32%) of 14,280 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.97
375 And Above
87%
3.50 - 3.74
10%
3.25 - 3.49
2%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
2.50 - 2.99
-
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
655 average |590-730 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
37%
• Score 600 - 700
35%
• Score 500 - 600
25%
• Score 400 - 500
3%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
20%
• Score 600 - 700
47%
• Score 500 - 600
32%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
Not reported
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid (UC-Irvine)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $15,516|Out-of-state: $43,530 (45.87%)
  • Room & Board: - $14,829 (43.84%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,357 (4.01%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,124 (6.28%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of California, Irvine accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 2 | Final deadline June 26
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001314
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
4,963 (76.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
4,017 (80.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,939 (98.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
971 (24.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
84%
Average Award
$23,886
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,850 (97.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,767
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,772 (70.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,327
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 89 (2.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
200 (3.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,272

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
20,662 (71.6%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
18,506 (89.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
18,175 (98.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3,529 (19.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$23,438
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 17,705 (97.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,731
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 11,163 (61.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,745
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 270 (1.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
598 (2.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,783

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
55%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$19,745
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
International Students, Out-of-State Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (UC-Irvine)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Quarter

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,290

Part-Time Faculty


344

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


77%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 25% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 32% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 14% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 4% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 8% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 13% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 16% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 21% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 21% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 16% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 15% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 9% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
3,682,348
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1500
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of California, Irvine provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


94.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


70.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


83.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


85.0%

Programs & Majors (UC-Irvine)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (83)


  • 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
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Chinese Studies
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
  • 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
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • 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
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Materials Engineering
  • 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
  • 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
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Engineering, Psychology

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Medicine, Juris Doctor

Master's Programs of Study (72)


  • Accounting
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Anatomy
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Asian Languages
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Dance
  • Demography and Population Studies
  • Developmental Biology
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • French
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Geosciences
  • German
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Information Science
  • Japanese
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Music
  • Neurobiology
  • Nursing--General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Public Health--General
  • Secondary Education
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Theater
  • Toxicology
  • Translational Biology
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Urban Studies
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Writing

Campus Life (UC-Irvine)

Location & Geography

Population


229,985

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Los Angeles

Campus Size


1,477 acres

Weather


Temperature
48.9 average low in January, 76.6 average high in September
Rain
35 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
6.2 miles from campus in Irvine
Nearest Train Station
8.7 miles from campus in Irvine

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


39% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


61%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Anteaters
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, wrestling

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of California, Irvine offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


9% of women participate

Fraternities


9% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


28,851

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
29,307
Women
15,436
Men
13,871

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 42.8% Asian
  • 2.3% Black/African-American
  • 31.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 16.8% White
  • 1.3% Unknown

International Students


16.7% from 76 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


5,935

Student Resources (UC-Irvine)