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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
  • 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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  • 3
  • Marty
  • Jan-23-2015 I am a current student here

    Brandywhine best place to eat lunch. Lot 5 is the temporary food for Mesa Court (Dorms) while they are building the new dorms and dinning hall (Complete in 2016 I think). Lot 5 has ok food, better than high school for sure. Pippins is in middle-earth(dorms) and has a larger variety, but might get extra protein from bugs in the food. They have panda, subway, wendys, a pub on campus and other dinning venues. Across the street is taco bell, chick-fila, chipotle, Cha, in-and-out, and other eateries. Overall the food on campus is ok, but across the street is best.

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  • 5
  • Susan from San Francisco, CA
  • Dec-27-2014 I am a current student here

    I'm not very picky, so this gets 5 stars. At times some food is too salty in the dining hall (I only eat there, but there's plenty of food courts around), and the rice tends to be undercooked often.. but I mean, just don't eat what you don't want to and eat what you want to.

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  • 4
  • Isabel
  • Dec-09-2014 I am a current student here

    The food at the dining locations is good. There are a lot of options throughout the day, and you can usually find something that you want to eat. If you don't want to eat at the dining options on campus, there are a lot of food places right across the street with more options.

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  • 4
  • Yuridia from Anaheim, CA
  • Nov-24-2014 I am a current student here

    The food and dining on this campus does not have a lot to offer but it does have somewhat of a variety to fit your taste.

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  • 5
  • Elizabeth from Chino Hills, CA
  • Nov-24-2014 I am a current student here

    The dorm food is pretty tasty, but lacks variety. Burgers, pizza, and salad are always available, along with one or two comfort foods that are rotated. UCI has several other on campus dining locations, including Bene Pasta, Subway, Wendy's, and Panda Express. The campus is located next to a large strip-mall style food court called University Town Center that has several restaurants, with plenty of Asian food. UTC holds a large farmer's market every Saturday which offers great prices. For groceries, there is an Albertson's and a Trader Joe's across the street. Students also frequently sell food on campus for club fundraisers ($2 Boba almost every day!!!)

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  • 4
  • Edwin from Garden Grove, CA
  • Nov-19-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is very diverse on campus and off campus. There are only like 6 fast food restaurants on campus but off campus there are more fast food restaurants if you got tired of the ones on campus. It is also not far the food from off campus because there is a bridge on campus that leads you to it. It's pretty much the other side of the street. Its really good and I do not get tired of it because there are so many different things you could buy.

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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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