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 University of California-Irvine

University of California-Irvine - Irvine, CA

501 Aldrich Hall, Irvine, California 92697

General information:(949)824-5011
Awards offered:Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:Rural: Fringe
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:27,189(22,004 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:19 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $9,303 $11,232 $13,122 -14%
Out-of-state $32,020 $34,111 $36,000 -5%
Books and supplies $1,645 $1,661 $1,553 7%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $10,655 $11,400 $11,611 -2%
Other $3,810 $3,772 $3,139 20%
Off Campus
Room and board $9,625 $9,849 $9,541 3%
Other $4,953 $4,936 $4,492 9%
Off Campus with Family
Other $8,850 $8,911 $8,678 3%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $25,413 $28,065 $29,425 -3%
Off Campus $25,526 $27,678 $28,708 -4%
Off Campus with Family $19,798 $21,804 $23,353 -9%
On Campus $48,130 $50,944 $52,303 -4%
Off Campus $48,243 $50,557 $51,586 -2%
Off Campus with Family $42,515 $44,683 $46,231 -4%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $11,220
In-state fees $1,902
Out-of-state tuition $34,098
Out-of-state fees $1,902
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $11,220
In-state fee $1,742
Out-of-state tuition $26,322
Out-of-state fees $1,742
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 3,184 72% --
Grant or scholarship aid 2,731 62% $39,543,572 $14,480
Federal grants 1,669 38% $9,011,844 $5,400
Pell grants 1,659 38% $7,392,462 $4,456
Other federal grants 1,619 37% $1,619,382 $1,000
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,692 38% $15,632,739 $9,239
Institutional grants or scholarships 2,440 55% $14,898,989 $6,106
Student loan aid 2,024 46% $10,650,225 $5,262
Federal student loans 1,990 45% $9,486,878 $4,767
Other student loans 354 8% $1,163,347 $3,286
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 13,423 61% $188,807,620 $14,066
Pell grants 8,051 37% $35,123,884 $4,363
Federal student loans 8,965 41% $51,874,013 $5,786


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $13,034 $12,875 $13,217
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $8,296 $8,342 $8,191
$30,001 - $48,000 $10,175 $9,780 $9,833
$48,001 - $75,000 $14,508 $14,240 $13,443
$75,001 - $110,000 $20,855 $21,335 $21,475
$110,001 and more $22,570 $24,154 $25,881

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 27,189
Undergraduate enrollment 22,004
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,728
Graduate enrollment 5,185

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$60

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$70

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 45,736 20,790 24,946
Percent admitted 45% 43% 47%
Percent admitted who enrolled 43% 9% 10%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 4273 96%
ACT 1888 42%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 510 620
SAT Math 560 680
SAT Writing 520 640
ACT Composite 23 28
ACT English 21 28
ACT Math 24 30
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 75 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NCAA Division I-AAAMenWomen
Baseball 35-
Basketball 1413
Golf 88
Soccer 2831
Tennis 911
Track and Field, Indoor -36
Track and Field, Outdoor 2855
Track and Field, X-Country 1228
Volleyball 2019
Water Polo 2617


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities02/28/1961 Accredited


Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

04/25/2009 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

04/16/2011 Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

English Language

01/06/2009 Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education

Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree

07/01/1961 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession420
Drug law violations7546 37
Liquor law violations532450
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 100
Drug law violations 151710
Liquor law violations 620
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 100
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 336
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 001
Robbery 002
Aggravated assault 041
Burglary 242744
Motor vehicle theft 565
Arson 351
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 123
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 020
Burglary 71617
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 011
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate2.7%
Number in default95
Number in repayment3,393

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00131400

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMMaster's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Bachelor's degree Postbaccalaureate certificate Doctor's degree - professional practice
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning461---
Category total461---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African-American/Black Studies--1--
Asian-American Studies--12--
Chinese Studies--4--
East Asian Studies--9--
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other4----
European Studies/Civilization--4--
German Studies--1--
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies--35--
Women's Studies--12--
Category total4-87--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology--17--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General--954--
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology2147--
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other1129--
Environmental Toxicology31---
Genetics, General--5--
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology-9---
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other--9--
Molecular Biology214---
Neurobiology and Anatomy26---
Pathology/Experimental Pathology-4---
Pharmacology and Toxicology23---
Physiology, General-2---
Category total27791041--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General34138--
Business/Managerial Economics--6--
Category total3413559--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Category total--73--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Graphics22---
Computer Science44169--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other127---
Computer and Information Sciences, General262356--
Computer and Information Sciences, Other347--
Information Science/Studies--42--
Category total8737174--
Education Colleges
Education, General7--69-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-11---
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels143--95-
Category total15011-164-
Engineering Colleges
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering--12--
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering101286--
Chemical Engineering12326--
Civil Engineering, General226104--
Computer Engineering, General--2--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering341362--
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering241--
Manufacturing Engineering21---
Materials Engineering6435--
Mechanical Engineering34143--
Category total12257535--
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing9----
English Language and Literature, General18142--
Category total2714194--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Chinese Language and Literature--3--
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-22--
Comparative Literature9712--
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General14---
French Language and Literature219--
German Language and Literature12---
Japanese Language and Literature--3--
Spanish Language and Literature439--
Category total171991--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Genetic Counseling/Counselor7----
Nursing Science5-48--
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other--17--
Public Health, General14----
Public Health, Other--247--
Category total26-312-102
History Colleges
History, General11114--
Category total1111106--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General161272--
Statistics, General71---
Category total231372--
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology--2--
Cognitive Science-1---
International/Global Studies--84--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other13125--
Category total132472--
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Studies11---
Category total11---
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Religion/Religious Studies--6--
Category total3243--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General21321483-
Chemistry, Other42---
Geology/Earth Science, General1662--
Physics, General23133--
Physics, Other24---
Category total66572143-
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General8820--
Social Psychology-849--
Category total816735--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Policy Analysis, General-3---
Category total-3---
Social Sciences Colleges
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics--30--
Economics, General685--
Economics, Other1----
Political Science and Government, General9535--
Political Science and Government, Other-1---
Social Sciences, General1-4--
Social Sciences, Other205---
Urban Studies/Affairs--7--
Category total71411577--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation--42--
Dance, General8-3--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General2213--
Film/Cinema/Video Studies--5--
Fine/Studio Arts, General10-80--
Music Performance, General--37--
Music, General15-9--
Visual and Performing Arts, Other66---
Category total617431--
Grand total1104374418167102