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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4.6 out of 5 stars
Jannelle Watson - 8/18/2016
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2012
"The University of California, Irvine is great school to attend if you are interested in a career in STEM and/or government. The school offers many opportunities for students to do research, as well as present their findings at conferences, research symposiums and during class among your peers. The school is in a safe location, that is constantly rated among the top 10 safest places to attend school and goes above and beyond to make sure students feel supported both academically and professionally. Students interested in government have a range of extra curricular options including mock trial, pre-law societies, study abroad legal programs, UCI Law Forum, Global Connect, running for office through UCI student government, plus more more opportunities!"
4.3 out of 5 stars
Hanna - 7/22/2016
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2011
"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."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Baby J - 7/22/2016
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
4.1 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/22/2016
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2012
"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."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/22/2016
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
4.2 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 12/1/2015
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2010
"Pros: Great location and housing options. Cons: Lack of school pride, too many commuters"
3.7 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 9/23/2015
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2014
"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"
3.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 9/1/2015
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013
"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."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 8/19/2015
Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2012
"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."
3.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 8/19/2015
Degree: Chemical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2009
"The campus is beautiful and has a growing engineering department."