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University of California: Irvine

Irvine, CA

At A Glance

Main Address

Uci Office of the Chancellor

Irvine, CA 92697-0001

www.uci.edu

Admission Office

260 Aldrich Hall

Irvine, CA 92697-1075

(949) 824-6703

Fax : (949) 824-2951

admissions@uci.edu

Contact : Patricia Morales

Director, Admission & Relations with Schools

Type of School

Large

Public

university

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Member

College Board Code: 4859

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : November 30

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 84.0%

Total undergraduates : 30,382

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 6,068

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 85.0%

Average financial aid package : $26,464.00

In-State Tuition : $13,753.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $43,507.00

School Calendar

Quarter

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Suburban

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: Nov 30

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : Mar 31

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Dec 1

SAT subject score report due : Dec 1

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : Jun 30

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 2

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : Jun 1

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

International Students

Fall application due : Nov 30

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Quarter

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 84.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 94.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Social Sciences : 18.0%
Business/Marketing : 12.0%
Engineering : 11.0%
Psychology : 11.0%
Biology : 9.0%
Computer and Information Sciences : 9.0%
Health Professions : 8.0%
Education : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Architecture & Related Programs
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning D M

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African-American/Black Studies B
Asian-American Studies B
Chinese Studies B
East Asian Studies B
European Studies/Civilization B
German Studies B
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Anatomy D M
Biochemistry D M
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology B D M
Bioinformatics B
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B D
Biotechnology M
Botany/Plant Biology B
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology B D M
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology B D M
Environmental Toxicology D M
Epidemiology D M
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology B
Genetics, General B
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology D M
Microbiology and Immunology B
Neurobiology and Anatomy B
Neurobiology and Behavior D
Neuroscience D
Pathology/Experimental Pathology D
Pharmacology D
Pharmacology and Toxicology D M
Physiology, General D

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting M
Business Administration and Management, General B D M
Business/Managerial Economics B
Information Resources Management B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B D M
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications D M
Computer and Information Sciences, General B D M
Informatics B

Education
Biology Teacher Education B M
Education, General B D M
Educational Leadership and Administration, General D
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels M

Engineering
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General B
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering B D M
Chemical Engineering B D M
Civil Engineering, General B D M
Computer Engineering, General B D M
Computer Software Engineering B D M
Electrical and Electronics Engineering B D M
Engineering, General B M
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering B D M
Manufacturing Engineering D M
Materials Engineering B D M
Mechanical Engineering B D M

English Language, Literature & Letters
Creative Writing M
English Language and Literature, General B D M

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General B D M
Comparative Literature B D
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General D
French Language and Literature B
German Language and Literature D
Japanese Language and Literature B
Korean Language and Literature B
Spanish Language and Literature B D

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Environmental Health D M
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing M
Genetic Counseling/Counselor M
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing M
Health/Health Care Administration/Management M
Medical Science/Scientist M
Nursing Science B D M
Pharmaceutical Sciences B
Public Health, General D M

History
History, General B D M

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B D M
Statistics, General D M

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean, and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology B
Cognitive Science, General B
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis D
Human Biology B
International/Globalization Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B D M
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B D M
Geology/Earth Science, General B D
Physics, General B D M

Psychology
Psychology, General B D
Social Psychology B D

Public Administration & Social Services
Public Policy Analysis M

Social Sciences
Anthropology B D
Criminology B D M
Demography and Population Studies M
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics B
Economics, General B D M
Political Science and Government, General B D
Social Sciences, General B
Sociology B D
Urban Studies/Affairs B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation B
Dance, General B M
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B D M
Film/Cinema/Media Studies B
Fine/Studio Arts, General B M
Game and Interactive Media Design B
Music Performance, General B
Music, General B M
Musical Theatre B
Visual and Performing Arts, General B M

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Independent Study

Internships

Double Major

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Honors Program

Teacher Certification

Accelerated Program

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Cross-Registration

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Washington Semester

Semester At Sea

ROTC Available

ROTC, Army

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Saturday Classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

1500 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries, Student Center

Wireless network available

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Student web hosting available

Computer repair service available on campus

Where Graduates Go

Within one year of receiving their bachelor’s degree:

Law : 1.0%

Business : 1.0%

Medical : 1.0%

Other : 8.0%

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Large

Unique Facilities : outdoor laboratory, ecological preserve, freshwater marsh reserve, arboretum, center for art and technology, observatory, stem cell research center

Geographic Location : 40 miles from Los Angeles.

Small City

Suburban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 30,382

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 6,068

Degree-seeking undergrads : 30,382

Graduate enrollment : 6,526

Student General Information

All students average age : 21

Full time students average age : 21

In state students : 98.0%

Out of state students : 2.0%

Part Time students : 2.0%

Percentage of males : 48.0%

Percentage of females : 52.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 4.0%

Black African American : 2.0%

Asian : 36.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 26.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 1.0%

White : 13.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 17.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Student Newspaper : New University

Student Newspaper URL : www.newuniversity.org

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 78.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 41.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Married Students

Apartments For Single Students

Men's Housing

Women's Housing

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Special Housing For International Students

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Fraternity/Sorority Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $350.00

Housing deposit is partially refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Anteaters

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Club

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Scholarship

NCAA Division I

Counseling And Wellness

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Career counseling

Economically disadvantaged students services

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Minority students services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Veteran's counselor

Women's services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Pre-admission summer program

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

Y

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

Y

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

N

Yearbook

Y

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Archery

Men's Club

Women's Club

Badminton

Men's Club

Women's Club

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Bowling

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Cricket

Men's Club

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Fencing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Lacrosse

Men's Club

Women's Club

Racquetball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Rowing (Crew)

Men's Club

Women's Club

Rugby

Men's Club

Women's Club

Sailing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Softball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's Club

Swimming

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Table tennis

Men's Club

Women's Club

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Track: Indoor

Women's NCAA Division I

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Triathlon

Men's Club

Women's Club

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Water Polo

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Wrestling

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $70.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 95,568

Admitted : 25,361

Enrolled : 6,068

Very selective 27.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --

Offered place on waitlist : 17,018

Number accepting place : 8,608

Accepted from list : 1,610



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Application Essay

Extracurricular Activities

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Important

Character/Personal Qualities

Considered

First generation college student

Geographical Residence

State Residency

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

SAT Subject Tests

AP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Single Highest Test Date

Other Test Policies

Students need only submit scores for the ACT With Writing or SAT. SAT Subject Test scores no longer required. However, submission of SAT Subject Test scores may add positively to review of student's application.

A note from the college

Demonstrated record of academic preparation, educational engagement, talent and skills important.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 98.0%

Top Quarter : 100.0%

Top Half : 100.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 9.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 2.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 22.0%

600 - 699 : 43.0%

500 - 599 : 29.0%

400 - 499 : 6.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 43.0%

600 - 699 : 31.0%

500 - 599 : 20.0%

400 - 499 : 6.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : No

From the college: Students who earn scores of 3, 4, or 5 on the College Board AP examinations will receive credit toward graduation at UCI. The unit and subject credit allowed toward degree requirements assigned to each test are shown in the accompanying chart.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

Visual/Performing Arts

1

0

History

2

0

English

4

0

Math

3

4

Science

2

3

Science Lab

2

3

Foreign Language

2

3

Academic Electives

1

0

Social Studies

0

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 100.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : --

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

590 - 750

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

570 - 690

ACT Composite

*


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

8

--

All

3-D Art and Design

3

8

--

All

Art History

3

8

--

All

4

8

--

All

Biology

3

8

--

Corresponding Major

Calculus AB

3

4

--

All

4

4

MATH 2A

All

Calculus BC

3

8

MATH 2A

All

4

8

MATH 2A- MATH 2B

All

Chemistry

3

8

--

All

4

8

CHEM 1A or ENGR 1A

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

8*

--

All

4

8*

CHINESE 1A-CHINESE 1B-CHINESE 1C, CHINESE 2A

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

4

--

All

Computer Science A

3

8

ENGRMAE 10

All

Computer Science Principles

3

8

I&C SCI 20

All

Drawing

3

8

--

All

English Language and Composition

3

8

--

All

4

8

--

All

English Literature and Composition

3

8

--

All

4

8

--

All

Environmental Science

3

4

--

All

4

4

EARTHSS 1 or SOCECOL E8

All

European History

3

8

--

All

5

8

--

All

French Language and Culture

3

8

FRENCH 1A-FRENCH 1B-FRENCH 1C

All

4

8

FRENCH 2A-FRENCH 2B-FRENCH 2C.

All

German Language and Culture

3

8

GERMAN 1A - GERMAN 1B - GERMAN 1C

All

4

8

GERMAN 2A - GERMAN 2B - GERMAN 2C

All

Human Geography

3

4

--

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

8

ITALIAN 1A- ITALIAN 1B- ITALIAN 1C

All

4

8

ITALIAN 2A- ITALIAN 2B- ITALIAN 2C

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

8*

JAPANESE 1A- JAPANESE 1B - JAPANESE 1C

All

4

8*

JAPANESE 2A- JAPANESE 2B - JAPANESE 2C

All

Latin

3

4*

--

All

4

4*

--

All

Macroeconomics

3

4

--

All

4

4

ECON 20B

All

Microeconomics

3

4

--

All

4

4

ECON 20A

All

Music Theory

3

8

--

All

4

8*

--

All

Physics 1

3

8

--

All

Physics 2

3

8

--

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

4

--

All

4

4

PHYSICS 2

All

5

4

PHYSICS 2 and PHYSICS 3B

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

4

--

All

4

4

Physics 2

All

5

4

Physics 2, 3A

All

Psychology

3

4

--

All

4

4

PSY BEH 9 or PSYCH 7A.

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

8*

SPANISH 1A-SPANISH 1B-SPANISH 1C

All

4

8

SPANISH 2A-SPANISH 2B-SPANISH 2C

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

8*

Spanish 1A-B-C

All

4

8*

SPANISH 2A- SPANISH 2B- SPANISH 2C

All

Statistics

3

4

STATS 7 or STATS 8 OR MGMT 7 OR SOCECOL 13 OR EDUC 15

All

United States Government and Politics

3

4

--

All

United States History

3

8

--

All

5

8

HISTORY 40A- HISTORY 40B - HISTORY 40C

All

World History: Modern

3

8

--

All

5

8

HISTORY 21A- HISTORY 21B - HISTORY 21C

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 79.0%

% of loans / jobs : 21.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 97.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 70.0%

% Judged to have need : 87.0%

% that were offered aid : 85.0%

% that had need fully met : 18.0%

% of need met : 85.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $26,464.00

Avg non need-based aid : $9,384.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $23,222.00

Avg need-based loan : $6,257.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $19,597.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 2

Regular Financial Aid Deadline : Jun 30

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Rebecca Sanchez

Financial aid office phone : (949) 824-8262

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

State aid form

Other: GPA verification form to state agency & Dream App

Tuition payment plans

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$13,753.00

$13,753.00

$13,753.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$43,507.00

$43,507.00

$43,507.00

Room and board:

$16,561.00

$14,034.00

$6,835.00

Books and supplies:

$1,361.00

$1,361.00

$1,361.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,548.00

$1,618.00

$1,763.00

Transportation expenses:

$736.00

$1,580.00

$1,954.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$33,959.00

$32,346.00

$25,666.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$63,713.00

$62,100.00

$55,420.00

Important cost information from the school: The 2020-21 Student Health Insurance Premium is $1918.00. This is a mandatory fee but if a student is covered through private insurance, they can waive out. New, incoming students must also pay a Document Fee of $165, which is not assessed for continuing/returning students.

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Golf

Available

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Tennis

Available

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

Available

Water Polo

Available

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 45

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2.4

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 105

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 36

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 21,736

Transfers admitted percentage: 43.0%

Transfers admitted: 9,556

Transfers enrolled percentage: 14.0%

Transfers enrolled: 3,089

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 96.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 4.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Transfers accepted as

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

Special Requirements

60 transferable semester units, 2 English composition, one math, and four courses chosen from two of the following areas: arts & humanities, social & behavioral sciences, physical & biological sciences.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

International Application Due for Fall 2021: Nov 30

Application fee: $80.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $43,507.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $16,561.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $14,034.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: --

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $901,626.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 46

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 101

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 80

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser