University of California-Irvine Reviews

  • 156 Reviews
  • Irvine (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $42,692
94% of 156 students said this degree improved their career prospects
97% of 156 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Computer Science
"If it's a good school. The campus has something for everyone."
Female Graduate, 31
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Chemistry
"College is place to grow as a person and grow in your education. College is not meant to be easy but rewarding. Patience and handwork will pay off in the end"
  • Reviewed: 8/18/2017
  • Degree: Education
"This program is wonderful! Students earn their Masters in Teaching and their teaching credential in just 14 months. So far the professors I have encountered have been very helpful, dedicated to the students, and passionate about education! Additionally, students get placed at one school site for the entire year, with one mentor teacher, so they are able to see the entire school year from beginning to end. I am very glad I chose UCI!"
Shayna Patel
  • Reviewed: 8/14/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"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!"
Victor Azubuike Gbemudu
  • Reviewed: 6/13/2017
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"My program had a rigorous research based curriculum and teaching. I would recommend it for its strong educational standards for Psychology, sciences and the arts program. For my Psychology program, every student had a set required amount of research and experiments they had to do every semester to be in good standing within the highly competitive course."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Physics
"I enjoyed it very much. It is a nice place and a rigorous program. You will definitely learn a lot"
Lisa Harvey
  • Reviewed: 4/3/2017
  • Degree: Philosophy
"UCI has an amazing M.A. 4+1 program in Social Sciences with the emphasis on Philosophy, Political Scieence and Economics. This is a unique multidimesional program that offers a wide range of courses and can be tailored for each student individually. The program is offered to the current UCI undergraduates for admission and starts during the 3rd year. Students have an option to graduate the program with the oral comprehensive evaluation or a written thesis. This program is an excellent match for anyone who want to go to the Law school or wants to gain a multidisciplinary framework for almost any field of study!"
Joseph Brady
  • Reviewed: 3/25/2017
  • Degree: Cognitive Psychology
"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."
  • Reviewed: 3/24/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"UCI school of medicine has a rigorous education and an extremely welcoming and supportive environment. Our class works together in order to excel. We share resources to maximize our learning while still enjoying our free time. UCI some is an excellent choice if you want to learn and still have a life!"
Nathanael Morales
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"UCI SOM, like any other Medical School, has it's faults. However, the faculty and administration at UCI SOM are committed to student success, and are easily reached for questions. The School of Medicine's ultrasound curriculum puts students a step ahead in their training. Moreover, the newly initiated PACE (Patient Centered) clinical exposure that begins in First year allows students to gain valuable clinical skills during the first two, normally didactic, years."
Dami Seo
  • Reviewed: 3/17/2017
  • Degree: Political Science
"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."
Dee Lee
  • Reviewed: 3/15/2017
  • Degree: Law
"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."
Shant Oroojian
  • Reviewed: 3/13/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"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!"
Sara Khalafi
  • Reviewed: 3/10/2017
  • Degree: Economics
"UC Irvine was one of the top schools I was seeking admission to because of it's quick development and growth as an institution and a game changer in the world with its innovations, research and resources. I was initially in limbo between switch majors from business economics to either political science or business administration depending on my career path of law or business. I needed a sense of direction and advice from someone who was experienced and knowledgable so i turned to my economics professor for advice. He provided honest advice with factual evidence. I stuck with my econ major and will be pursuing my MBA in the near future. My point is that the faculty and staff at UCI are so open to conversation whether its about the course or personal problems. It was impressive how my professors were able to accommodate to the large student body. In addition to the impeccable guidance from staff and rigorous curriculum, the location and design of the campus is absolutely breath taking. The campus is clean, safe, cozy and best of all, only 15 minutes away from the beach. Best part was being able to lay on the beach while catching up on class reading material. It was beautiful to witness the increase in diversity of the student population over the span of four years. Different ethnicities, races, religions, social groups, etc. EVERYONE felt at home. Overall, UC Irvine is still a fairly new school with more potential and growth even after all the success they have acquired. My experience at UC Irvine was amazing and I would go back in a heartbeat. I strongly recommend UC Irvine to EVERYONE."
  • Reviewed: 3/7/2017
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
"UCI is a great place to study. It offers a great variety of different courses and has a very pretty campus. However, if you are looking for a place to party and to enjoy student-life you might want to decide for a different university. The upside besides a great educational program is that it is close to the beach, Los Angeles and San Diego."
  • Reviewed: 3/1/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"University of California, Irvine (UCI) is a beautiful campus nestled in the safest city in America. It is a university that makes everyone feel at home, away from home. Free speech is promoted all the time and the student population is very interconnected when it comes to political views. UCI is extremely diverse and truly captures the essence of being a school for all nationalities. UCI also offers numerous opportunities to get involved in research, which opens doors for professional jobs and is a major plus if you're considering graduate school! Overall, I truly believe UCI provides students with the necessary skills and rigorous curriculum needed to succeed in the workforce and in graduate school."
  • Reviewed: 2/26/2017
  • Degree: Education
"The Master of Arts in Teaching program (MAT) at University of California Irvine allows candidates to work towards their teaching credential while also attaining a graduate degree in teaching. The program is less than 15 months total which allows candidates to complete their studies within an academic year! Due to the length, the program is intense but is absolutely rewarding and time effective. Candidates benefit from a semester of student observations in the classroom you will teach during the next semester, so it is natural to connect with your students and better suit their needs during student teaching. Although the program is rigorous, the learning that takes place is invaluable and the skills that candidates are equipped with for the working world are eternally applicable. The program at UCI also champions diversity at UCI and prepares candidates to teach in diverse settings, with varying SES and cultural backgrounds. Candidates are also prepared to address English Language Development needs for all students and are trained to develop learning segments that benefit all learners. In addition to all the support in developing quality teachers, UCI also supports the transition into the working world through job fairs, interview and resume preparation, and other supports. I highly recommend the MAT program at UCI as it is the most time effective program while also meeting all learning needs for future educators."
  • Reviewed: 2/23/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"UCI is a great school-simply that. However, it is a difficult, but not impossible school to navigate through. It is critical to utilize every resource at your disposal. If unsure, just ask and you will be directed to where you need to be and you will make the most of your education there. Do not be afraid to ask for help, but also know that you are in charge since you are paying them. Aside from these little reminders, remember to make the most of your experience. The professors there are knowledgeable and willing to help- a majority of them, but that requires that you interact with them first."
Cephas Chen
  • Reviewed: 2/14/2017
  • Degree: Political Science
"My experience at the University of California, Irvine was wonderful overall. The campus is beautiful and has a diverse student population. The courses offered within my major and school were many and covered a plethora of topics and subject matter. You could be as broad or as specific as you want with the classes you took. I took courses on both the theoretical and the practical side of my field. For example I had courses on political theory based on the discourse of philosophers from the 18th and 19th centuries as well as courses comparing the modern politics of governments in North American and Asia. These two sides of learning provided me a more balanced education. An additional plus, the faculty were always available to meet with you if you needed the extra help or if you just wanted to discuss a certain topic more."
  • Reviewed: 2/9/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"UCI is an amazing school, just as all the internet articles and surveys mention. The campus is small enough to become well connected with students and professors, but still big enough for you to run out of breath on the way to class. There are plenty of research opportunities and internships to become involved with during the four years of undergraduate studies. The people and the environment make UCI a very welcoming environment for all ages and ethnicities."