University of California-Irvine Reviews

4.07 out of 5 stars
(46 Reviews)
  • Irvine (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $42,692
93% of 46 students said this degree improved their career prospects
98% of 46 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Genesis Romero - 5/5/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"Best school for me. Professors were always there for me when I needed them to be. Always offered extra office hours, some being generous enough to give us their number to call in case of an emergency. I always felt supported. I would also take advantage of the career center. My classmates were also great, I think UCI does a great job at accepted students who are motivated to work and study. My teachers were strict but taught me so much. They were kind and well-versed in their field and area of expertise. I feel well trained in psychology, so much so that I got hired as a therapist to work one on one with kids who have autism spectrum disorders. I love love love my alma mater."
3.7 out of 5 stars
Brittany Ho - 3/30/2019
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2013
"I had a great college experience at UCI. The social atmosphere is buzzing. There are lots of clubs to join and the dorm life is very welcoming. The biology program is intensive, but most of the professors are very open to office hours and have very clear teaching styles. The campus is beautiful and Irvine, although expensive, is a nice place to live."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Lisa Jung - 9/13/2018
Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2015
"UCI was an amazing school; I felt overwhelmed at times but it was because of the high standing that the university had. I had a lot of opportunities to have extracurricular activities outside of classes, and classes were challenging but manageable. It is a research school so I felt like the professors were not the best teachers but better researchers but most did try to help out the students to help understand what they were learning."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Lisa Jung - 9/13/2018
Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2015
"UCI was an amazing school; I felt overwhelmed at times but it was because of the high standing that the university had. I had a lot of opportunities to have extracurricular activities outside of classes, and classes were challenging but manageable. It is a research school so I felt like the professors were not the best teachers but better researchers but most did try to help out the students to help understand what they were learning."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Lisa Jung - 9/13/2018
Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2015
"UCI was an amazing school; I felt overwhelmed at times but it was because of the high standing that the university had. I had a lot of opportunities to have extracurricular activities outside of classes, and classes were challenging but manageable. It is a research school so I felt like the professors were not the best teachers but better researchers but most did try to help out the students to help understand what they were learning."
2.9 out of 5 stars
Marissa - 6/4/2018
Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2012
"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."
3.0 out of 5 stars
Eliana Kopley - 4/12/2018
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Alexis Wright - 1/8/2018
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
3.8 out of 5 stars
A.B. - 12/20/2017
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Sydni Sheff - 10/31/2017
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2021
"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."
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