UCI is on a 1,477-acre campus in a suburban setting in Irvine, California, not far from Los Angeles. UCI has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
UCI also has fraternities and sororities.
UCI students' favorite campus events are Celebrate UCI (open house), Homecoming and Shocktoberfest.
UCI offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most UCI students live off campus. In 2021, 15% of undergrads at UCI lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 85% of students lived off-campus or commuted to UCI. There are 15,493 spots available in on-campus housing for all 29,638 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 6,881 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
UCI offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
University of California, Irvine is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The UCI campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
UCI offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to UCI, take 405 Freeway to Irvine, CA. If you need to fly, book your flight to John Wayne (Orange County) airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore UCI's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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