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Colleges / University of California, Irvine

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, CA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate29%
Acceptance Rate29%

UC Irvine Academics

University of California, Irvine requires a minimum of 180 units to graduate with a bachelor's degree.

If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. UC Irvine accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, UC Irvine does not offer classes during the summer.

NOTE: Around 84% of students who start college at UC Irvine complete all the credits required within six years.

UC Irvine offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No
Accelerated Degree Program
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available X
New Student Orientation

Reminder: UC Irvine may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

Which Courses Do I Have To Take At UC Irvine?

UC Irvine has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are required to fulfill a language requirement as well as a math and science requirement.

Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Course Required?
2nd Language Yes
Math Yes
Science Yes
Computer No

Reminder: Check with UC Irvine directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at UC Irvine

When choosing a major, UC Irvine students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at UC Irvine.

Student Designed Majors

Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.

Senior Projects

UC Irvine does not require students to complete a senior project.

Double Majoring at UC Irvine

UC Irvine offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.


Frequently Asked Questions About University of California, Irvine


Does UC Irvine Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

✅ UC Irvine does offer services for students with disabilities.

Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does UC Irvine Have An Online Program?

✅ UC Irvine has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does UC Irvine Give AP Credit?

✅ UC Irvine offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does UC Irvine Have An Honors Program?

✅ UC Irvine offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at UC Irvine.

Does UC Irvine Require Internships?

🟨 UC Irvine does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.


Additional Information About University of California, Irvine


University of California, Irvine Library

The main library on campus is the Langson Library and there are 4 other libraries on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at UC Irvine

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.

UC Irvine does not have any dual degree programs available for students.

ROTC

What is ROTC?

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Does UC Irvine have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

UC Irvine has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at UC Irvine include:

•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus

•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

36,505

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

29%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$13,940

Out-of-State

$43,694

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Nov 30
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