Irvine, CA
University of California-Irvine


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Jocelyn
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UC Irvine is a pretty good school. Most of the professors I've had so far care about the students. Everyone here is quite acc...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UC Irvine is a pretty good school. Most of the professors I've had so far care about the students. Everyone here is quite accepting of others, which is always nice. The atmosphere is nice as well. Most are quite diligent students, so it helps me stay on track as well. Irvine is pretty nice. I'm glad I go here.

Itzel
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Overall, UC Irvine provides its students with a higher level of education along with several student services to facilitate y...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, UC Irvine provides its students with a higher level of education along with several student services to facilitate your college experience. The school has a vast amount of libraries accessible to the student during many hours of the day. The school also provides resources like the writing center. Whatever the case may be, if a student is in need of academic help, there is help provided at the university. However, this is not the school to attend if you want to join a Sorority or become part of the football team. Since UC Irvine does not have a football team, much of the typical college culture is lost.

Priscila
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Transitioning to life at UCI was easy, the environment here is very welcoming and it is easy to make connections with others....

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Transitioning to life at UCI was easy, the environment here is very welcoming and it is easy to make connections with others. I am a Psychology major trying to switch into Psychology and Social Behavior and trying to declare a minor in Medical Anthropology. Most of the classes I have taken revolve around my major and minor, so I do not know much about the Math and Sciences classes offered here at UCI yet; however, the classes that I have taken here have been amazing. There are many teachers here who offer their help and even offer to make appointments outside of office hours for those who cannot make those times. There is a decent amount of support offered by the teachers and TAs, which is very beneficial for the students and their academic success. Besides academics, the environment at UCI is welcoming and there are so many things to do on campus. At UCI we have: vendor fairs, resource fairs, therapy dogs (at select times during the quarter), music festivals (two during the academic year) and our own unique sticker culture. The sticker culture at UCI is, by far, the most popular thing here, chances are if you see students running across campus, they are trying to get a sticker. This separates us from many schools because the stickers are done to spread around happiness to students, getting a sticker is a huge accomplishment and everyone who partakes in it enjoys it—it creates a small community for people to connect with others. It’s the best wholesome fun we have here. I do not regret coming to UCI because it is honestly a pretty great and I think it has offered me a pretty great academic environment for my first year.

Kiera
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Irvine is a very clean, spacious campus with so many amazing activities and clubs. Many of the professors I had were great te...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Irvine is a very clean, spacious campus with so many amazing activities and clubs. Many of the professors I had were great teachers that made their courses easy to learn. The school offers many classes that can be applied to various careers despite one's major, even if a student isn't minoring for the different course. For example, an English major like me can take classes in financing! While my desired career is to be a writer, it would still be of great value to learn about business. A student isn't limited to just one thing and can branch out to other departments. With so many different departments to choose from, the possibilities are endless!

lisa
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I am crying as I write this. I feel like everything I have worked so hard for is being taken away. The UCI is great, but I ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am crying as I write this. I feel like everything I have worked so hard for is being taken away. The UCI is great, but I am being force out because of bad family housing policies. UCI is not Family Friendly at all just ask any family in Graduate and Family Housing. UCI touts and advertise family friendly but they not at all. Here is one of the biggest misrepresented policies. https://housing.uci.edu/grad/index.html Apply for Graduate and Family Housing but what they really mean is Graduate... and over flow Family Housing because unless you’re a grad student you’re not guarantee a place to live the next school year. Move your family across the state to go too UCI and after the first year you find out there is not enough Family Housing for you and you two kids because there is no guaranteed family housing. So, if going to school wasn’t hard enough now you have to look for a new place to live and hope you can afford it or leave school. All I wanted to do is go to a great school, so I can support myself. I at this point am not sure what to do or how to change policy. What I would recommend if you take family’s with kids, allocate that living space for them for the whole 4-5 years or at least make an acceptance. don’t make it harder for a single mom. I hope someone at UCI reads this.

Jessica
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The campus is very pretty and generally very safe. The classes are fine, some professors better than others of course. The st...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The campus is very pretty and generally very safe. The classes are fine, some professors better than others of course. The students and staff are generally very nice. There's good food options nearby. Cost of living is a little high though. Overall, pleased with my decision to come here.

Marie Elaine
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Do you like beating world records? Do you like sunny days in California? How about a verdant park in the heart of campus to t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Do you like beating world records? Do you like sunny days in California? How about a verdant park in the heart of campus to take naps in between classes? University of California, Irvine is right for you! I give UCI 5/5 stars, hands down. UCI is currently 3rd on Forbes’ “Best Value” list, 3rd on Money Magazine’s list of “Best Colleges in the U.S.”, and 7th in U.S. News and World Report’s list for “Best Public University.” With those numbers, that is a lot to be proud of! I really got the best bang for my buck going to UCI for my Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences. I am the first in my family to go to college in the U.S. and UCI was a great choice. It got me to where I am today, a Doctor of Physical Therapy student. We can all argue that education is the most important part of a university, but there are so many other things that make a school special. I stan UCI with all my heart. UCI earns extra cool points in diverse ways. We are the Guinness World Record holders for the largest dodgeball game after reclaiming the title two times. I was lucky enough to participate in 2012! They also hold other records for largest pillow fight, water pistol fight, and Capture the Flag game. Talk about a fun time while making history! Have you heard of Peter the Anteater? He’s our mascot, the only one like him around. It may sound weird to you, but that’s what makes him unique. You’ll learn to love our fierce yet loveable anteater. Did you know he won the NCAA bracket for best mascot both years we were in March Madness recently? Fun fact: One of the housing areas, Middle Earth, is based on Lord of the Rings. All the dorms, buildings, and even the food hall are named after LOTR locations. My freshman year, I lived in the Rivendell. It was awesome and something to boast about to my high school friends at other universities. One of my favorite spots on campus is the Cross-Cultural Center. It was a safe space to celebrate diversity, promote inclusivity, and embrace who we are. It was a place we could all learn from each other and share our stories. Every Thursday I went to Kababayan meetings, an organization that helped me learn about my roots as a Filipina. UCI has also been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy, EPA, and the state of California for their advances in energy management and efficiency. They’re continually working towards sustainability and are leading the movement in colleges around the U.S. I’m proud to come from a school that cares about the world and its future, and the impact they impress upon it. The highlight of my college experience was graduation, because guess who was our guest speaker? Barack Obama! This was in 2014 when he was still in office, by the way. I can’t believe he took time out of his very busy POTUS schedule to speak to us! It was also UCI’s 50th anniversary, making it a truly special moment that I’ll never forget. As you can tell, UCI is a very well rounded school, easily earning the high spots on the previously mentioned lists. They’re dedicated to both education and its students, making sure the experience will be great and memorable. I don’t know what life would be like if I didn’t go UCI. It really helped me find myself and define who I am. I’m going to pitch the heck out of UCI for my future children when it is their time to apply to college!

Hazal
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Generally, UC Irvine is a great school to go to for academics and the arts. The one thing that I dislike about going to schoo...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Generally, UC Irvine is a great school to go to for academics and the arts. The one thing that I dislike about going to school here is that if you really want to go out (go around to beaches, go to LA) you need a car to get places easily (you could theoretically take the train/bus but it takes quite a long time). Many professors are experts in their fields and are really knowledgeable though. If you really want to learn and take advantage of your opportunities this is the right school for you. The Greek life scene is not overwhelming, but supportive and non-judgemental. The school does not have a competitive environment even though it is getting to be a difficult school to get into. It's a very chill campus and a very chill vibe. Close to the ocean and has good weather :)

Richard
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My overall opinion is that it is a great university to receive a chance to change your life especially for a Hispanic student...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall opinion is that it is a great university to receive a chance to change your life especially for a Hispanic student like me. Everywhere I go people are nice and greet you in the most humane manner. It is also a very safe campus that is great for late night rides in the bicycle if your careful. Overall, I just love my University. So zot zot zot!!!

Jennifer
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UCI is a great school. The campus is beautiful, staff and faculty are great, professors are amazing, and the students are the...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UCI is a great school. The campus is beautiful, staff and faculty are great, professors are amazing, and the students are the lively. I miss being on campus, there was always going on. I would go back to study there if given the chance. :) I miss the Humanities department the most, as I felt they really cared for each student and wished for them to succeed.

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