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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 5
  • athlete
  • Jun-14-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    great food for all types of diets.

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  • 3
  • ariana from irvine, ca
  • May-31-2016 I am a current student here

    some days were better than others. there were three dining commons when i was a freshman, which were brandywine, pippins, and the one in mesa court. brandywine: 3/5= i liked going to brandywine and i often found myself going here because the food tasted better. was it any healthier? no. but i liked the food, it is a bit smaller than pippins, and they used to always have late night around 9:00 pm! the grilled cheese was great, and there was a sandwich and salad bar as well. there were a lot of food choices, and some days it would be packed because it offered really tasty foods once in a while. pippins: 2/5= i only went here for breakfast. other than that, it was not good. the food was not good. not only was it not healthy, but it often tasted terrible. i never saw pippins as crowded as brandywine- only for breakfast. mesa commons 3/5= i think the food here was okay. great breakfast, but pretty bad lunch and dinner. i think now there is some sort of trailer that the kids in mesa eat in because the other commons was undergoing construction, or something like that. i never went here to eat, but from what i heard the lunch and dinner were not the best choices.

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  • 3
  • cola
  • Apr-06-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    it has the basic far, better than some colleges but not anything to rave about.

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  • 4
  • Brian from Trabuco Canyon, CA
  • Jan-31-2016 I am a current student here

    I don't have a meal plan, but the few times I have been to the dining halls have been pretty good. The food is good quality and has a lot of variety in the choices. There are also many food places on campus, like Wendy's, Subway, Panda Express, Starbucks, Wahoo, etc. as well as many places in University Town Center, like Chick-Fil-A, Chipotle, Del Taco, Starbucks, Taco Bell, In-N-Out, etc.

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  • 3
  • Winnie
  • Nov-29-2015 I am a current student here

    At Mesa Court, there is only 1 dining common (LOT 5). But I know they are building a new Mesa dorm (Phase 6) which has a new dining common so you are in luck if you are applying for 2016-2017 as incoming freshmen!! The food at LOT 5, as most of students would say, its pretty sucky but it also depends on what entree it is. At Middle Earth, there is Pippins and Brandywine dining common. Pippins is the main dining common and they do have more options and better food. Brandywine is only famous for its specialty food and also late night hours food.

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  • 5
  • Camilo from Bakersfield, CA
  • Sep-01-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The food around the campus is wonderful. If you're ever tired of the food court, there is always University Park that sits right next to UCI. There, is one able to purchase groceries to make back at home.

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  • 5
  • Shannon
  • Jul-10-2015 I am a past student here

    Lots of restaurants to choose from on campus or at the University Town Center

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  • 3
  • Alyssa from Riverside, CA
  • Jun-24-2015 I am a current student here

    The food is decent. However, I was a vegetarian when I first came to UCI, and it was pretty difficult to find a variety of vegetarian options. Also; if you're dorming in Mesa, try to befriend as many Middle Earth people as you can, because the food is better there.

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  • 4
  • Chantal from Murrieta, CA
  • Jun-10-2015 I am a current student here

    On campus there is panda express, a convince store called zot and go, wendy's, jamba juice, starbucks, subway, and other places. There is also Mesa court, middle earth, and brandywine which are cafeteria type places to eat at. The food is pretty good, because there is a variety of it but if you eat there too often it can get repetitive.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • ariana from irvine, ca
  • May-31-2016 I am a current student here

    greek life was very fun! i did not join greek life until my second year of college. however, it was very easy and fun going out whatever day of the week i wanted to because i became friends with people in greek life early on in the academic year during my first year. people in greek life are very fun and they are all different from each other which is great because you can find the one fraternity or sorority that you fit in with. it is also important to know that there are extremely smart and studious people in greek life that are serious about their academics, which is great if you want to have a balance in your life at campus. the greek community have a lot of parties, philanthropies, formals, and fundraisers. it is a great way to meet new people and to go out more if you are having trouble doing that during your first quarter of your first year. recruitment happens in the fall, but sororities and fraternities do recruitment in the winter and spring quarters as well depending on if they are meeting quota or not on membership. i haven't really heard of anything bad going on within the greek community. everyone is very supportive of each other and there aren't any intense rivalries as you would expect. the only downside is that there isn't a greek row, and the houses are not as nearly as nice as other campuses. however, it is a very fun thing to do and i highly encourage it!

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  • 0
  • Winnie
  • Nov-29-2015 I am a current student here

    I'm not so sure about greek life since I did not join a sorority

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  • 0
  • Shannon
  • Jul-10-2015 I am a past student here

    so many different frats and sororities...take your pick!

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  • 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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