University of California, Irvine


UCI, founded in 1965, is a public university. It is noted internationally for its rich academic programs and the quality of its faculty. The faculty includes internationally renowned scholars and researchers who are dynamic, dedicated teachers. Irvine’s distinctive undergraduate research programs allow students to work closely with faculty mentors. Students may choose from 55 undergraduate majors, 49 minors and a myriad of specializations, concentrations and emphases offered by the School of the Arts, School of Biological Sciences, Henry Samueli School of Engineering, School of Humanities, Department of Information and Computer Science, School of Physical Sciences, School of Social Ecology and School of Social Science. The Campuswide Honors Program and Humanities Honors Program are open to outstanding students in all majors. The programs feature special curricula consisting of small seminar-style classes, independent research projects or creative performances and mentorships with top UCI faculty. Upper-division honors programs are available in 15 majors. Its 1,470-acre campus is located near Newport Beach, 40 miles south of Los Angeles.


Entrance Difficulty: Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate: 47% of 49,287 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered: No
Early Decision Offered: No
Regular Admission Deadline: November 30

Factors Considered for Selection of Students

Academic GPA: Very Important
Standardized Tests: Very Important
Essay: Very Important
Extracurricular Activities: Very Important

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA: 3.87
SAT Math: 614 average  560-680 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading: 563 average  500-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing: 571 average  510-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite: Not reported


Cost of Attendance: In-state: $29,814  Out-of-state: $52,692
Tuition and Fees: In-state: $14,226 Out-of-state: $37,104
Room and Board: $11,706
Average Percent of Need Met: 88%
Average Freshman Award: $21,021
Average Indebtedness of 2010 Graduates: $18,719


Academic Calendar System: Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum: Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates: 1,463
Regular Class Size: 2-9 students: 24% of classes
10-19 students: 23% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-59 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 12% of classes

Financial Aid Office Contacts

E-mail: (None)
Web Site: Financial Aid Web Site

Financial Aid Application Process

Application Deadline: Priority deadline March 2 Final deadline May 1
Award Notification: On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid: Federal Methodology
Forms Required: Cost to File
FAFSA Code is 001314: Free

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