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University of California-Irvine

Irvine, California
A prominent UCI sign at Crawford Hall, part of the Crawford Athletic Complex credit: Allyunion at English Wikipedia
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Overview
Public
26,889 Undergraduates
41% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Public
Region: West
Division 1
Size: Big
Doctoral
University of California-Irvine
501 Aldrich Hall
Irvine, California
92697
(949) 824-5011
www.uci.edu/

The University of California, Irvine, or UCI, is a top 50 public university in the U.S. located in Irvine, California. In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson traveled to an Irvine Ranch meadow and dedicated the land for UCI. Today, the campus is over 1,500 acres. The school’s motto is “Fiat lux” or “Let there be light.” Three faculty members have won the Nobel Prize for physics and chemistry. Notable alumni include actor Jon Lovitz, poet Yusef Komunyakaa, head coach of the Washington Wizards Scott Brooks, computer scientist Roy Fielding and baseball player Brady Anderson. The school’s colors are UCI Blue and UCI Gold, and the mascot is Peter the Anteater. The teams, called the Anteaters, have won 28 national championships in nine team sports. Varsity sports offered at at UCI include men’s baseball, basketball, tennis and water polo, and women’s basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis and volleyball. Basketball player Kobe Bryant trained at the university’s student gym, the Anteater Recreation Center, and the students voted in the Peter the Anteater mascot. UCI is the second largest employer in Orange County, and the school has been ranked the top in the nation for people who love the beach.

Location

Irvine is a master-planned city in Orange County, California, United States. The Irvine Company started developing the area in the 1960s and the city was formally incorporated on December 28, 1971. The 66-square-mile city had a population of 212,375 as of the 2010 census; in 2018 the California Department of Finance estimated the city's population at 276,176.A number of corporations, particularly in the technology and semiconductor sectors, have their national or international headquarters in Irvine. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

92

restaurants score

Students
47%

Men

53%

Women

20

Average Age of Entering Students

2409

New Transfer Students

Admissions
41%

Acceptance Rate

21%

Enrollment Yield

1060-1330

SAT Range

77,816

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$13,780

Typical Cost

$41,752

Out-Of-State (published)

$13,738

In-State (published)

68%

Recieve Financial Aid

77%

Have Loans

$14,800

Median Debt

Academics
18.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

390

Doctorates Awareded

Psychology

Top Major

20

Faculty Awards

31

National Academy Members

315

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 600 to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, nearly 50 to choose from and 8 percent of students participate

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Big West Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Big West Conference

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

Social
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