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University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine) Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 450 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 6 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

51% Women
49% Men


NCAA Division I-AAA

Big West Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $95,402)
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


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%
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
  • 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


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 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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  • 5
  • Latiara from Compton, CA
  • Mar-10-2015 I am a current student here

    Variety and unlimited swipes for unlimited food. Besides the campus food, there are tons and i mean tons of other places on campus and off campus you can eat at, all within walking distance.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 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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  • 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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