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I attended the UCI as a dance major. It has a very good dance department with many class options and it is possible to study both ballet and modern techniques as well as jazz. The dance department has many opportunities to create and perform. My critique would be that the department is quite isolated from the other schools in the art department. The campus is beautiful and safe with surrounding restaurants and hang out areas.
While UC Irvine is an excellent school with such a reputation, I felt that the school lacked in preparing their students for the future. Many of my friends did not apply to master's programs, simply because the University did not emphasize life after receiving a bachelor's degree. I think that many of the students at UC Irvine could have benefitted in counseling as to where to go after graduating. I am proud to be a UC Irvine graduate, as I know that this school is quite difficult and demanding of their students. I received a top of the line education, however it was very difficult being in such large lecture classes. It is easy to get lost in your place at UC Irvine, as it is easy to feel as a statistic or number, and not as a person. That being said, thousands of students of UC Irvine persevere, and succeed. We are most definitely prepared for a better future, thanks to UC Irvine and the diligent staff.
I had an incredible time at UC Irvine for my undergraduate career. This school is a place for those who don't mind being one of 20,000, or one of up to 300 in a class at times.I personally found no issue with the set up and felt as the faculty really cared and made themselves available to me. I also had access to incredible financial resources and counseling along the way that helped me make informed decisions about funding my tuition. My Psychology program specifically was great as well. I enjoyed the variety of courses given to fulfill requirements, as well as the teaching staff. I learned a lot about myself and others during my time.
UCI is a great school. The campus is very nice with beautiful trees and statues. It is a very quiet school, and the majority of people seem to be more introverted than students at other campuses. Compared to Cal State Fullerton and other schools in the area, UCI seems to have one of the most reserved student populations. This can be great if you like to be left alone to think, but it can also be isolating for some with higher social needs. Academically, the university pushed students to learn as much as possible. Many of the professors were always willing to help the students and showed true passion for the subject being taught. Overall UCI is a great school and I would recommend it for a quality education.
University of California, Irvine is a great school with a plethora of opportunity and many resources to achieve success. The Biological Sciences College in particular prepares you very well to take tests like the MCAT for potential doctors and for other graduate test that anyone may take. With dedicated teachers and many research opportunities, you will have no choice but to have an enriched knowledge of whatever it is that you are studying.
Attending UCI has been such an inspirational experience to help continue my drive to become a better person in all areas of my life. I have continued to pursue a higher level of education in medicine based off the resources and opportunities presented at this campus. Go Anteaters!
University of California, Irvine is a budding college in the highly acclaimed UC system. In a state where the top two UC colleges have historically been Berkeley and Los Angeles, Irvine, among other UC schools, have been gaining the appropriate traction and accolades to match their competitors. Irvine in particular is an incomparably skillful, diverse, and community-centered institution. Each school in the University has a rigorous curriculum and doctorate-level professors who continuously demonstrate support and careful attention to their students and their endeavors. I cannot praise enough the counseling department at UC Irvine, in particular that of the School of Social Sciences. My counselor was extremely attentive to my needs as a student, and even administered some tough love where necessary. With her guidance, along with the exemplary structure of the school, I was able to recover from some downturns in my academic career, turning a 2.6 GPA into a 3.1 in a matter of two semesters. To this day I am still in touch with my counselor, who is active in helping me prepare for my graduate school endeavors. I cannot recommend UC Irvine highly enough, and I would encourage curious undergraduates and graduates alike to explore the school for their collegiate goals.
The campus is in the heart of Orange County and minutes away from the beach and canyons of Newport/Laguna area. Although it is far from being cosmopolitan, the student body is diverse, which I deem to be one of the school's strengths. I have had very interesting instructors / professors who were always accessible. Campus has gone through years of construction and updated in recent years, it seems. UCI is a solid school that I am proud of but wish it improves more so that I can be even more proud to be an alumni.
I would like recommend that all students be encouraged to study abroad in the International Studies program. I believe it is crucial to have global hands-on experience in order to truly say you have International Relations experience. My study abroad experience was the best education I received while at UC Irvine.
UC Irvine has a beautiful campus and safe neighborhood. The school is well designed and the classes are hard enough for you to learn successfully yet still be able to have a social life. The students have a very positive attitude and the relationships you'll make will last a lifetime. I highly recommend this institution!