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University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine) Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
21,963
Total Undergrads
Including 450 Part-time
4,411
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 6 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

51% Women
49% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-AAA

Big West Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

9
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $95,402)
9
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $67,568)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 36 - - -
Basketball 16 16 - Yes
Golf 9 7 - -
Soccer 30 30 Yes Yes
Tennis 11 10 Yes Yes
Track and Field, Indoor - 35 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 26 52 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 14 25 - -
Volleyball 23 20 Yes Yes
Water Polo 22 19 Yes Yes
All Track Combined - - Yes Yes
Archery - - Yes -
Badminton - - Yes -
Bowling - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cricket - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - Yes Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Softball - - - Yes
Swimming and Diving - - - Yes
Table Tennis - - Yes -
Water Sports - - Yes -
Wrestling - - Yes Yes

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 46.5%
Black/non-Hispanic 2.1%
Hispanic 12.4%
Non-resident alien 5.6%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 7.8%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 25.1%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • Hospital on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 15 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 2
Drug Law Violation 46
Liquor Law Violation 24
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 3
Property Crime 42

Notable Alumni

  • Alice Sebold (Class of '98), Author of Lucky and The Lovely Bones
  • Allison Liddi-Brown (Class of '96), Director of ED TV
  • David Benioff (Class of '96), Noted screenplay writer of 25th Hour and Troy
  • Jon Lovitz (Class of '79), Former SNL comedian, actor in a supporting comedic role in several Hollywood movies
  • Kelly Perrine (Class of '94), Star of UPN's One on One
  • Michael Chabon (Class of '87), 2001 Pultizer Prize winning author of Kavalier and Clay, Wonder Boys, and Summerland
  • Roy Fielding (Class of '76), Chairman of Apache Software Foundation and Founder of Apache HTTP Server Project
  • Whitney Otto (Class of '90), Writer of How to Make an American Quilt
  • Yusef Komunyakaa (Class of '80),1994 Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet for Neon Vernacular
  • Aimee Bender (Class of '97), Acclaimed writer of Girl in the Flammable Skirt
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Danielle
  • 4
  • Dorm life is tricky, because it really depends on your Resident Advisor, hall mates, and room mate(s). Try to pick a dorm that is close to where your classes will…

  • Jul-20-2012 Read More
  • Bi0N3rd
  • 4
  • Most of my friends were dorm-mates and our hall continues to keep in contact. If you are interested in something, such as research, join the hall that is research-oriented. It…

  • Jun-16-2012 Read More
  • Anonymous
  • 5
  • Dorm life is what you make of it, but if you come in with an open mind, you're sure to have tons of fun. The RA's are all very fun…

  • Jul-22-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 2
  • Linus from Murrieta, CA
  • Aug-29-2014 I am a current student here

    There are fast food chains around campus which are nice when you don't feel like packing lunch. Also there is a school quick-mart called the Zot-N-Go where you can buy quick snacks. There are other locations as well, however overall, the dining on campus sucks. I'm just being upfront, it's impossible to eat healthy on campus. The food they have just don't taste fresh or healthy. Especially when you are required as a freshman to buy a meal plan to eat at the campus dining halls, it's not worth the money that you pay for.

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  • 4
  • Erika from Beaumont, CA
  • Aug-09-2014 I am a current student here

    If you dorm at UCI you will never go hungry. The food provided at Commons is different every day and will satisfy any culinary palate. If you ever feel like having something different there are several restaurants on campus such as Subway, Panda Express, Jamba Juice, Starbucks, and across the street from campus there are many, many more! (not forgetting that there is always food being sold on Ring Road throughout campus as a way to fundraise money.. sometimes even free samples!)

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  • 4
  • Yahir from Baldwin Park, CA
  • Jun-16-2014 I am a current student here

    UCI can definitely improve on the food it provides, 3 buffet-style restaurant-like cafeterias known as commons. Regardless, the breakfast is supreme! In addition, UCI has restaurants such as Panda Express, Subway, Wendy's, Wahoo's, Starbucks and more in addition to a 7-11 type store called Zot N' Go that has everything you'd need from a morning coffee to an emergency snack.

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  • 5
  • Keshia from Murrieta, CA
  • Apr-12-2014 I am a current student here

    I've stated earlier that the cafeteria's have a wide variety of food. On the normal food areas you have Subway, Wahoos, Wendy, China Express, and more. A great deal of variety. Off of campus there are many asian eateries if you're into asian food you'll love it here.

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  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • Apr-01-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    There seems to be a lot of food options from what I can see. Many choices to choose from for different days.

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  • 4
  • V
  • Mar-13-2014 I am a past student here

    A large variety of food options on and off campus. Better dorm food than most colleges.

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  • 4
  • Jordan
  • Mar-02-2014 I am a current student here

    I'm giving food and dining four stars because there is a lot of great dining in Irvine and in the neighboring cities; there is seriously no end to the list of new restaurants with great reviews. The food on campus, however, I'd give three stars. UCI has all the basics like Starbucks, Subway, and Panda Express on campus and Cha for Tea right across from campus (which alone deserves 5 stars) but on campus, there aren't any dining places too stellar.

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  • 4
  • Tiffanie
  • Feb-28-2014 I am a current student here

    Food was excellent. Loved Pippins and Brandywine! Avoid eating too many of the delicious 'pizzookies' to avoid the freshman 15!

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Yahir from Baldwin Park, CA
  • Jun-16-2014 I am a current student here

    Around 10% of students are involved in Greek life. Currently, UCI is home to 9 Panhellenic sororities, 15 IFC Fraternities, and multiple multicultural and professional fraternities. In addition, Greeks at UC Irvine value giving back to their community, many raising over $40,000 to a philanthropy.Likewise, collectively Greeks host Songfest which has paired with plenty of organizations in the past such as Make a Wish Foundation and Child Abuse Prevention Center of Orange County raising millions of dollars within the past 32 years. Likewise, networking, a sense of home and entertainment are more of what greeks on this campus focus on.

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  • 0
  • Keshia from Murrieta, CA
  • Apr-12-2014 I am a current student here

    It's not that dramatic. I went to a frat party at a club once and it wasn't that crazy. Basically, anything you've seen about Greek life on televisions dont apply here.

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  • 0
  • Deb
  • Jan-25-2014 I am a current student here

    Sororities and fraternities are visibly seen. Posters cheering on brothers and sisters during finals or midterms week are plastered along various bridges and walls. A couple of times a week there will be sororities and frats recruiting students along Ring Road.

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  • 0
  • Anon
  • Jan-01-2014 I am a current student here

    Though Greek life and its associated activities are made known on campus, student involvement is not a must seeing as there are plenty of other organizations offering opportunities for everyone.

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  • 0
  • Jonathon from Walnut Grove, CA
  • Nov-03-2013 I am a current student here

    Joining the Greek Life my freshman year was a blast, but it's not for everyone. It plays into time management, because you have to devote your time to invest in it.

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