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Colleges / University of California, Irvine

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, CA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate21%
Acceptance Rate21%

UC Irvine Student Life

University of California, Irvine Student Activities

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University of California, Irvine students' favorite campus events are Celebrate UCI (open house), Homecoming and Shocktoberfest.

Does University of California, Irvine Offer Student Housing?

This table offers information on housing at University of California, Irvine.

Housing Options Offered? Details
On-Campus Housing Yes
Guaranteed Housing Yes Guaranteed for freshman
Co-ed Housing Available Yes
Housing for Students with Disabilities Yes
Percentage of Students Living On-Campus 42%
Spots Available in On-Campus Housing 15,693
Number of Students Living On-Campus 15,470
Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus

University of California, Irvine offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most University of California, Irvine students live off campus. In 2023, 42% of undergrads at University of California, Irvine lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 58% of students lived off-campus or commuted to University of California, Irvine. There are 15,693 spots available in on-campus housing for all 28,661 undergraduates. In the 2022-2023 school year, 15,470 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

University of California, Irvine offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

University of California, Irvine Athletics

At University of California, Irvine there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at University of California, Irvine:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Soccer NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Volleyball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Water Polo NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Archery Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Badminton Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Crew Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Fencing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Lacrosse Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Rugby Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Sailing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Table Tennis Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Ultimate Frisbee Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Wrestling Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams

Safety at University of California, Irvine

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 UC Irvine campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

UC Irvine offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to University of California, Irvine

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit University of California, Irvine, take 405 Freeway to Irvine, CA. If you need to fly, book your flight to John Wayne (Orange County) airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in California you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

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Keep Reading About University of California, Irvine

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UC Irvine Students

56%

Women

44%

Men

97%

Full Time

3%

Part Time

95%

In State

5%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

38%

27%

13%

13%

6%

2%

1%

0.14%

0.13%

Undergraduate Students

28,661

Graduate Students

7,275

Non-Resident / International Students

3,747

UC Irvine Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

35,936

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

21%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$15,185

Out-of-State

$47,759

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Nov 30
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