University of California-Irvine Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (25)
UCI was a great school that continues to thrive in academics each year. The campus is beautiful, which was a major deal breaker when deciding where to attend college.
I thought college was a great opportunity to explore what I had a passion for and solidify what I wanted out of a career. I got to take classes on things I was interested in as opposed to things I was forced into learning and it was a really enlightening experience to explore who I am as a person in society.
A great source of knowledge. An opportunity to interact with highly educated professors and learn from them. Students from various diversity interact friendly and exchange ideas. Has good reputation and job opportunities.
UCI is a clean, safe, attractive campus, geared towards the sciences and environmentally friendly. There are many opportunities for everyone, however, not just those going into the STEM field.
Pros: Great location and housing options. Cons: Lack of school pride, too many commuters
Good school, small program, allows for good interaction with the professors however there are also fewer opportunities for research and there are definite biases towards certain concentrations than others
It is a very big school which is both a positive and a negative. There are tons of great resources, a very wide variety of classes, extensive study abroad options, and a large beautiful campus. The downside is that it can be difficult to get to know professors, but if you make an effort it is definitely possible.
The campus is beautiful and has a growing engineering department.
I went to college thinking it would be as easy as high school. I ended up failing two classes my first quarter. That's when I realized I would be pushed to be better and I had to work hard. The next four years were the most stressful, most rewarding years of my life. I was learning multiple new things everyday! I got to work with dangerous chemicals using top of the line instruments. I got to use the nuclear reactor that sits in the basement of the science building multiple times. I felt prepared and confident at the end of my time there and go hired for my first job within two months of searching. It's HARD to get through college, but that's where you push yourself and grow into the person you always saw yourself being.
A forum for learning what you want to learn; I took the opportunity to not focus on which degree would help my career path most, rather which degree/classes provided me the opportunity to learn what I wanted