University Of California Irvine

University Of California Irvine

University of California - Irvine, also known as UCI or UC Irvine, is a coeducational, public research university. The institute was founded in 1965 and is located in Irvine, California. The college offers admission to more than 20,000 students annually. The students can choose from a wide range of programs in liberal arts, computer science and engineering, therapy and counseling, drama and performing arts, and science.

UC Irvine's sports teams are nicknamed the Anteaters. Peter the Anteater is the official mascot of the college. The institute boasts of nationally competitive teams for cross country, track and field, basketball, baseball, volleyball, water polo, soccer, sailing, swimming, and rowing.

The college boasts of some distinguished alumni such as Nobel laureates Dr. Frank Sherwood Rowland (Chemistry, 1995), Dr. Frederick Reines (Physics, 1995), and Dr. Irwin Rose (Chemistry, 2004). Joseph McGinty Nichol, another alumnus of UC Irvine, directed the 'Charlie's Angels 'movies.

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University of California-Irvine
Irvine , CA 92697
General Phone: (949) 824-5011

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UC Irvine Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts2,092East Asian studies, European studies, German studies, African-American studies, Hispanic-American studies, Asian-American studies, women's studies, linguistics, comparative literature, ...
Science1,100biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, biochem/biophysics/molecular biology, botany, cell biology, anatomy, bacteriology, microbiology and immunology, ...
Therapy and Counseling737psychology, social psychology, medical psychology, genetic counseling
Engineering584engineering, aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering ...
Business and Management471business management, managerial economics
Security and Law Enforcement348criminology
Computer Science and Engineering325computer and info science, computer and info science courses, information science, computer science, computer graphics, computer support, computer engineering
Education and Teaching315education, educational administration, teacher ed
Drama and Performing Arts179dance, drama, various performing arts
Medicine150neuroscience, medicine, public health courses
Fine Arts144fine arts, art history and criticism
Mathematics108mathematics, statistics
Architecture and Planning83urban planning, environmental design
Photography and Commercial Art76film studies
Religion and Philosophy36philosophy, religion
Music24music, music performance
Conservation and Resource Management6environmental studies

Number of programs and degrees for UC Irvine in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree94254
Doctor's degree37051
Bachelor's degree5,20966
Postbaccalaureate certificate2233
First-professional degree921

UC Irvine Student Body

In 2007-2008, UC Irvine had a total enrollment of 26,483 students (28,420 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 43%
Women 57%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 82%
Graduate 17%
First Professional 1%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 26%
Black 2%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 45%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 35%
20-21 31%
22-24 15%
25-29 10%
30-34 4%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 0%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)11%

UC Irvine Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 94 %
Part-Time 82 %

UC Irvine Room and Board (2007)

UC Irvine offers campus housing for 10,629 of its 28,420 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Irvine, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

UC Irvine Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal510610
SAT Math550670
SAT Writing520630
ACT Verbal2127
ACT Math2329
ACT Composite2227

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT99%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT28%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

UC Irvine Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 8,046
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 28,654
Room and board $ 10,527
Books and supplies $ 1,601
Other expenses $ 3,672

Financial Aid:
UC Irvine participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 131400)

UC Irvine Faculty

UC Irvine has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track147113
Non-tenured and not on tenure track262184

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year4$169,8501*
Associate professorcalendar year0*5$102,680
Assistant professorcalendar year3$94,9005$86,521
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year7$137,72812$100,134

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year341$130,651102$123,688
Associate professoracademic year132$83,42371$83,435
Assistant professoracademic year138$77,526100$74,410
Lectureracademic year40$75,44866$57,631
All faculty totalacademic year651$106,421339$87,861

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

UC Irvine Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Big West Conference
Baseball Big West Conference
Track Big West Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports8177158

UC Irvine Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Environmental Design/Architecture

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Graphics
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Asian-American Studies
Chinese Language and Literature
Classical/Ancient Mediterranean/Near Eastern Studies & Archaeology
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Creative Writing
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
East Asian Studies
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Economics, General
Economics, Other
English Language and Literature, General
European Studies/Civilization
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
German Studies
Hispanic-American,Puerto Rican & Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
International/Global Studies
Japanese Language and Literature
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General
Statistics, General


Medicine (MD)
Public Health, Other

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other
Environmental Toxicology
Genetics, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other
Molecular Biology
Neurobiology and Neurophysiology
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Physics, General
Physics, Other
Physiology, General

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Genetic Counseling/Counselor
Health/Medical Psychology
Psychology, General
Social Psychology

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