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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.

Website: uci.edu/

Public
Co-ed
30,382
Undergraduate
Students
(51.8%) 15,743 Women
(48.2%) 14,639 Men
6,526
Graduate
Students

Admission

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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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $33,469
Out-of-state: $63,223
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $13,727
Out-of-state: $43,481
Room and Board
$16,135
Average Percent of Need Met
85%
Average Freshman Award
$26,464
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$19,597
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,413
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
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Campus Life

Irvine Population
229,985
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
38% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Anteaters
Sororities
9% of women participate
Fraternities
9% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
43.4% Asian
2.4% Black/African-American
31.0% Hispanic/Latino
5.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
16.0% White
1.4% Unknown
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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