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Colleges / University of California, Irvine

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, CA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate21%

About UC Irvine

UC-Irvine is an innovative public university located in sunny Southern California, not far from beaches, Disneyland, and all that the city of Los Angeles offers. UCI is the youngest member of the Association of American Universities, a group of 71 of the most distinguished research universities in the country. It has been the site of groundbreaking research across various disciplines, including health sciences, engineering, computer science, environmental studies, and social sciences.

UC-Irvine students come from many different backgrounds, and the school has a significant number of international students, commuters, and first-generation students. Students are ambitious and can be competitive, but overall the atmosphere is friendly and inclusive, and people want the best for each other. There are plenty of opportunities for students to find and build their community on campus.

UC-Irvine offers NCAA Division I sports, and the UCI Anteaters compete against several other California schools and the University of Hawaii at Manoa in the Big West Conference. The university's athletic teams have been recognized for their achievements in a variety of sports, including basketball, baseball, and soccer. For students who like to stay active without playing DI sports, the Anteater Recreation Center (ARC) offers rock climbing, martial arts, dance, kayaking, and much more!

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UC-Irvine is one of the first universities in the world to create a dedicated space for competitive gaming The UCI Esports Arena is a state-of-the-art gaming facility that hosts tournaments, practice sessions, and gaming events. UCI's esports teams have won multiple collegiate championships and established a strong reputation in the competitive gaming scene. UCI is a natural fit for esports enthusiasts, since it also offers a B.S. in Game Design and Interactive media

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University of California, Irvine is a public, state university in the suburb of Irvine, California. UC Irvine was founded in 1965. The university currently enrolls around 35,936 students per year, including 28,661 undergrads.

2022 Acceptance Rate for University of California, Irvine

It is very difficult to get into UC Irvine. In 2022, UC Irvine accepted 21% of applicants. In 2022, 25,358 out of 119,199 total applicants were accepted.

University of California, Irvine Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 21%
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University of California, Irvine is located in the town of Irvine, California, near Los Angeles.

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260 Aldrich Hall Irvine, CA 92697

Campus Setting: Suburban

UC Irvine Application Deadline

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Nov 30

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UC Irvine is Nov 30.

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Wondering what life at UC Irvine is like? There are approximately 35,936 students enrolled at UC Irvine, including 28,661 undergraduate students and 7,275 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 95% percent are from CA and 5% percent of students are from other states.


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