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.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
30,382
Undergraduates
14,645
Men - 48.2%
15,738
Women - 51.8%
6,526
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
27% of 95,568 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
November 30
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
4.01
SAT Math
661 average
590-750 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
627 average
570-690 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $38,188
Out-of-state: $67,942
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $17,982
Out-of-state: $47,736
Room and Board
$16,561
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Freshman Award
$26,464
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$19,597
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Academic Calendar System
Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,413
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
25%
10-19
32%
20-29
14%
30-39
4%
40-49
3%
50-99
8%
Over 100
13%
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Los Angeles Population
229,985
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
38% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
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Anteaters
Sororities
9% of women participate
Fraternities
9% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
43.4%
Black/African-American
2.4%
Hispanic/Latino
31%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
5.3%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.3%
White
16%
Unknown
1.4%
International Students
17.0% from 78 countries
First-Year Students Returning
94.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
69.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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