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UC Irvine - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


UC Irvine

UC Irvine

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UC Irvine Description:

The University of California at Irvine is located in the heart of Orange County. The 1,500-acre campus has an interesting circular design with Aldrich Park in the center. The park features a network of paths running through the gardens and trees. In academics, UC Irvine has many highly ranked programs including biology and health sciences, criminology, English, and psychology. A little over a third of UCI students live in university housing, and the school has an active Greek system. In athletics, many of the UCI Anteater teams compete in the NCAA Division I Big West Conference.

Explore the Campus:

  • UC Irvine Photo Tour
  • Admissions Data (2012):

    Enrollment (2012):

    • Total Enrollment: 27,479 (22,216 undergraduates)
    • Gender Breakdown: 46% Male / 54% Female
    • 98% Full-time

    Scholarships for UC Irvine (powered by Cappex.com)

    Costs (2012 - 13):

    • Tuition and Fees: $13,122 (in-state); $36,000 (out-of-state)
    • Books: $1,553 (why so much?)
    • Room and Board: $11,706
    • Other Expenses: $3,633
    • Total Cost: $30,028 (in-state); $52,906 (out-of-state)

    UC Irvine Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

    • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 76%
    • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
      • Grants: 68%
      • Loans: 52%
    • Average Amount of Aid
      • Grants: $16,047
      • Loans: $5,289

    Most Popular Majors:

    Biology, Computer and Information Science, Criminology, Economics, Electrical Engineering, English, Environmental Design, Global Studies, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Psychology, Social Psychology, Sociology

    Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

    • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 93%
    • Transfer Out Rate: 10%
    • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 66%
    • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 86%

    Data Source

    National Center for Educational Statistics

    Admissions Profiles for Other UC Campuses:

    More Information on the University of California System:

    UC Irvine Mission Statement:

    read more about UC Irvine's mission at http://www.senate.uci.edu/Draft%20UCI%20Mission%20Statement-2.pdf

    "The University of California, Irvine’s mission is to discover and disseminate knowledge through research, teaching and creative expression in acclaimed academic programs. Our system of governance shared between the Board of Regents, the administration, and the faculty Senate guides the development of our campus and the realization of these goals."

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