University of California, Irvine

Irvine, CA

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: www.uci.edu/

Public
Co-ed
29,307
Undergraduate
Students
(52.7%) 15,436 Women
(47.3%) 13,871 Men
5,935
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
37% of 85,102 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
November 30

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.97
SAT Math
655 average
590-730 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
631 average
580-680 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $33,826
Out-of-state: $61,840
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $15,516
Out-of-state: $43,530
Room and Board
$14,829
Average Percent of Need Met
84%
Average Freshman Award
$23,886
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$19,745
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,290
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
39% 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
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
First-Year Students Returning
94.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
70.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

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

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Foreign Language 2 3
Social Studies 2  
History    
Academic Electives 1  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required December 31
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
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

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
 
City, State, Zip
Irvine, CA 92697
Phone
(949) 824-6703
Fax
 
E-mail
admissions@uci.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson 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
Available

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


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


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
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
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
9,235
Students Accepting Wait List Position
5,291
Students Admitted From Wait List
526

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.97
3.75 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 Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
655 average
590-730 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
37%
Score of 600 - 700
35%
Score of 500 - 600
25%
Score of 400 - 500
3%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
631 average
580-680 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
20%
Score of 600 - 700
47%
Score of 500 - 600
32%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
Not reported
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 98%
Top quarter: 100%
Top half: 100%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $33,826
Out-of-state: $61,840
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $15,516
Out-of-state: $43,530
Room and Board
$14,829
Books and Supplies
$1,357
Other Expenses
$2,124
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 2
Final deadline June 26
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001314
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

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 Who Took Out 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


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans, Private loans

Scholarships 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 Award Areas
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
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
International Students, Out-of-State Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Quarter
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
Social sciences, Engineering, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and 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
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

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


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 Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Master of Applied Science, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Professional Accountancy, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study

  • 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

Doctoral Degrees Offered

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

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Allopathic Medicine
  • Anatomy
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Asian Languages
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biophysics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computational Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Developmental Biology
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental Design
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • French
  • Genetics
  • Geosciences
  • German
  • History
  • Information Science
  • Japanese
  • Law
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Neurobiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Pathology
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Systems Biology
  • Theater
  • Toxicology
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Urban Studies
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Location and Setting


Irvine 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

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
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 in College Housing
39% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
61%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

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

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x x x
Water Polo x x x x
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Water Polo x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Water Polo x x
Women's Club Sports
archery, badminton, crew, fencing, lacrosse, rugby, sailing, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, wrestling
Men's Club Sports
archery, badminton, crew, fencing, lacrosse, rugby, sailing, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, wrestling

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
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


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
29,307
Women
15,436 (52.7%)
Men
13,871 (47.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
28,851
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
All Graduate Students
5,935

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
94.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
70.3%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
83.3%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
85.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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