University of California - Irvine

The University of California - Irvine is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities with a campus in Irvine; a suburban area in California, U.S.A. Through its faculties, the university offers over 80 bachelor's degree programs.

  • Average Tuition USD 43,528
  • Acceptance Rate 37%
  • Students 29,307
  • International Students 16.74%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 55,155
  • Intakes September, January, March
  • Application Deadline November 30
  • Transfer yes
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School Description

University of California -Irvine is home to over 27,331 bachelor’s students from diverse nationalities. The university has several colleges through which it offers bachelor’s degree programs in varied subject areas such as African-American studies, health sciences, informatics and quantitative economics, accounting, engineering, and many others. UCI provides well-equipped on-campus residences for students and all interested year-one and international students are guaranteed a place. There are more than 600 student organizations in UCI and students are liberty to join any of the organizations. In addition, a wide range of study, healthcare, and social facilities, and services are available on the campus including healthcare center, student support, academic advising, learning centers and libraries.

  • 01Times Higher Education ranks UCI among the top 30 public universities in the world.
  • 02UC Irvine is fully accredited by the Senior Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WSCUC).
  • 03The U. S News and World Report rank UCI among the top 45 national universities in the U. S.

Bachelor Programs

  • Irvine, CA 92697, United States

    Aerospace Engineering

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    Aerospace engineers analyze, design, and manufacture aircraft and spacecraft, including the engines that propel these vehicles. To achieve these goals, aerospace engineers use mathematics, physics, and chemistry togethe more
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    African American Studies

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    The major and minor in African American Studies offer students an opportunity to study those societies and cultures established by the people of the African diaspora. The program’s curriculum encourages students to inve more
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    Anthropology

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    UCI's Anthropology major specializes in sociocultural anthropology, the subfield of anthropology devoted to the comparative and in-depth study of culture. Our faculty research such topics as new technologies and new kin more
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    Applied Physics

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    Applied Physics majors are expert problem-solvers with a broad understanding of physical principles. Graduates are prepared for careers in industrial research, applications programming, education, law, or business, as w more
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    Art

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    Art majors learn a broad, interdisciplinary view of contemporary art practice at UCI. With an emphasis on experimentation and innovation, the program is viewed as a leader in genres addressing cultural identity and emer more
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    Art History

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    Art History is the study of works of art and other visual artifacts from all regions of the world and all periods of history. With its global perspective, the curriculum is one of the most diverse disciplines in the hum more
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    Asian American Studies

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    Asian American Studies majors examine the history, social organization, culture, literature, and art of Asian Americans as part of American multi-ethnic society. A context for understanding the cultures and histories of more
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    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    Almost all areas of biological sciences are impacted by studies at the chemical and molecular level. Students who wish to begin in-depth study of the molecular basis in any of a variety of fields, including development, more
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    Biological Sciences

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee

    The Biological Sciences major presents a unified, in-depth study of modern biology, with courses ranging from ecology and evolutionary biology to genetics, biochemistry and molecular biology.  

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    Biology Education

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    The Biology/Education major allows a student to earn a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences concurrently with a California Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential. Individuals who hold this credential are authorize more
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    Biomedical Engineering

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    Biomedical engineers serve people, work with living systems, and apply advanced technology to the complex problems of medical care. They may be called upon to design instruments and devices to diagnose and treat disease more
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    Biomedical Engineering: Premedical

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    This major prepares students for medical school, and is also suitable for those planning to enter graduate school in biomedical engineering, physiology, biology, neurosciences, among others. It has less engineering and more
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    Business Administration

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    The Business Administration major offers a traditional curriculum found in one of the top business schools in the country. The major is broad, drawing on the social sciences to study organizations, interpersonal communi more
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    Business Economics

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    The Business Economics major is for students seeking a business orientation in their study of economics. It does not replicate the traditional undergraduate business school curriculum. Instead, it offers a more tightly more
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    Business Information Management

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    This Business Information Management major consists of an integrated curriculum covering computing (computer science, informatics, and software); business fundamentals (accounting, finance, marketing, strategy, and oper more
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    Chemical Engineering

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    Chemical engineering adds chemistry as a full partner to the traditional engineering sciences of mathematics and physics. Chemical engineers typically concern themselves with the chemical processes that turn raw materia more
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    Chemistry

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    Chemistry majors plan for careers in the chemical sciences and have interests in biology, medicine, earth sciences, secondary education, business, and law. The curriculum is designed to satisfy the diverse needs of thes more
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    Chicano Latino Studies

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    Examine the historical and contemporary experiences of Americans of Latino origin or ancestry. This diverse population includes people who trace their heritage to Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicar more
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    Chinese Studies

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    The major in Chinese Studies offers two emphases: Chinese Language and Literature, and Chinese Culture and Society. The Language and Literature emphasis enables students to understand the extensive and rich literary, hi more
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    Civil Engineering

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    Civil engineering deals with civil infrastructure systems such as buildings, bridges, roads, transportation and water systems. Students choose civil engineering to be of immediate service to their community and to be in more
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    Classics

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    Classics majors learn the origins and heritage of Greco-Roman civilization. The program is committed to a twofold purpose: (1) disseminating interest in and knowledge of Classical Civilization through the teaching of Gr more
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    Cognitive Sciences

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    The B.S. in Cognitive Sciences is strongly grounded in theory and an empirical approach emphasizing experimental/computational methods. To ensure an intellectually coherent experience, students in the major are able to more
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    Comparative Literature

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    Comparative literature is the study of the world through its literatures and cultures. From novel to poetry, drama to film, monuments to political protest, comics to audio, urban space to visual culture—comparative lite more
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    Computer Engineering

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    Computer engineers deal with all aspects of computer systems, including design, construction, and operation. Some computer engineers specialize in areas like digital systems, operating systems, computer networks, and so more
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    Computer Game Science

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    The Computer Game Science major combines computer science with a focus on designing, building, and understanding computer games and other forms of interactive media. Students receive a firm foundation in the fundamental more
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    Computer Science

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee

    UCI’s Computer Science program is internationally recognized for its unique group of faculty and researchers, outstanding students, and cutting edge curriculum.  

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    Computer Science and Engineering

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    The Computer Science and Engineering major provides a unique educational opportunity for students interested in learning about both the hardware and software aspects of computers, and the application of computers to rea more
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    Criminology Law and Society

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee

    Criminology, Law and Society majors learn why we have the laws we have, why the law often results in unintended consequences, who violates the law and why, and how communities respond to crime.  

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    Dance

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    UCI’s dance major is one of the largest and most comprehensive university dance programs in the United States. Students embrace dance in its many forms, including ballet, modern dance, jazz, tap, Spanish dance, and a ch more
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    Data Science

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    If you enjoy working with data, understanding basic mathematical principles, and implementing your ideas in algorithms and software, then the Data Science major is for you. Data Science majors learn the principles under more
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    Developmental and Cell Biology

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    Students majoring in Developmental and Cell Biology are provided with intensive training in cutting-edge approaches to understanding the structure and function of cells and how they interact to produce a complex organis more
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    Drama

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    Drama began with the greatest literature ever written—Theatre—and the practice of Drama is a hands-on collaboration that involves real-time interactions with other artists, and displaying the results of your work to rea more
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    Earth System Science

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    Gain a fundamental understanding of the oceanographic, atmospheric, and terrestrial sciences. Students learn to apply basic sciences (physics, chemistry, mathematics, and biology) to understand the major processes and s more
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    East Asian Cultures

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    Majors gain knowledge of East Asian cultures through offerings on topics as diverse as environmental ideologies, translation, and post colonialism, to courses on film, popular culture, and both traditional and modern li more
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    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    Modern biologists are increasingly incorporating ecological and evolutionary ideas in their research. The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology major is designed for students interested in the basic principles underlying org more
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    Economics

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    This major is designed for students seeking a broad education applicable to occupations in business, law, and government or as preparation for graduate school in the social sciences. Among the course topics Economics ma more
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    Education Sciences

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    The major in Education Sciences provides a foundation for the study of education. Graduates are prepared for careers in the global knowledge economy, with opportunities to apply learning modalities and technologies in m more
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    Electrical Engineering

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    Electrical engineering is a broad field encompassing such diverse subject areas as computers, controls, electronics, digital systems, communications, signal processing, electromagnetics, and physics of electronic device more
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    Engineering

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    The general engineering program creates a flexible environment for high-achieving students to study complex engineering disciplines such as biochemical engineering, electromechanical engineering, project management, hyd more
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    English

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    UCI’s English program offers an extraordinary range of approaches to the literary text. You might explore the impact of Hollywood on storytelling in one class and examine the formal conventions of Elizabethan love sonne more
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    Environmental Engineering

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    Environmental engineers design and integrate technologies that minimize the deterioration of natural resources and promote urban sanitation. Advances in water-treatment processes, such as disinfection and filtration, ha more
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    Environmental Science

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    Environmental Science majors obtain a quantitative understanding of environmental science, chemistry, and biology with studies of social science, policy, and macro- and microeconomics to provide a foundation for careers more
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    European Studies

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    The European Studies program focuses on the study of Europe from the vantage points of several disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Because Europe is both a geographical place and an idea that changes thro more
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    Exercise Sciences

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    While both human and nonhuman species exhibit many common biological phenomenon, there are also many unique aspects of their physiology. This major will also highlight some of the unique physiological traits of nonhuman more
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    Film and Media Studies

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    The Film and Media Studies curriculum trains students to read and understand the audio-visual expressions and forms of media, and to analyze them from historical, theoretical, political, and aesthetic perspectives. The more
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    French

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    The undergraduate program in French is multidisciplinary, where the study of literature is linked to critical, historical, and political concerns. Courses reflect the faculty's interest in the related disciplines of his more
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    Gender and Sexuality Studies

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    The Gender and Sexuality Studies major is dedicated to the study of women, gender, and sexuality in their complex articulation with race, ethnicity, class, religion, and nationality. By emphasizing a rigorous interdisci more
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    Genetics

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    The Genetics major is designed to benefit undergraduates who have a particular interest in learning about developmental genetics, evolutionary genetics, and molecular genetics and to allow them to explore how our knowle more
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    German Studies

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    The German Studies major emphasizes the humanistic endeavor of understanding and evaluating culture. Courses are focused on language, literature, and film in context, that is, within the historical, social, philosophica more
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    Global Cultures

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    Global Cultures majors explore the problems and processes of globalization from a humanistic perspective. The major provides students with analytical skills and knowledge critical to understanding the complexities of th more
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    Global Middle East Studies

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    The Global Middle East Studies major offers students an in-depth, interdisciplinary grounding in the histories and present-day realities of the Middle East in a global context. Students will be well positioned to contin more
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    History

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    History majors can build a Chinese empire, march with Roman legions, mingle with the Aztecs and Maya, have a rebirth (Renaissance), explore the events leading up to two world wars, or colonize North America and then rev more
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    Human Biology

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    Understanding normal and disordered human functions requires a broad integration of human physiology, behavior, and culture. Students in this major will receive a unified, in-depth study of modern biology that includes more
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    Informatics

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    Informatics majors receive a firm grounding in software engineering and design, human-computer interaction, computer-supported collaborative work, information visualization, and the impact of information technology on o more
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    International Studies

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    International Studies has a strong track record of placing graduates in exciting careers and graduate programs, including fields such as international affairs and public policy, international business and finance, inter more
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    Japanese Language and Literature

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    The Japanese major makes use of this rich legacy, still in the making, spanning ancient Japanese literary and visual culture to contemporary popular culture (manga, anime, postmodern art, literature, and aesthetics). Th more
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    Korean Literature and Culture

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    The rich cultural traditions of Korea have been developed as a result of interactions with two neighboring countries: China and Japan. The curriculum for Korean Literature and Culture enables students to understand the more
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    Literary Journalism

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    The Literary Journalism major builds on UCI’s nationally ranked programs in creative writing, literature and literary theory. Majors take three intensive writing seminars, and are expected to develop a portfolio of work more
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    Materials Science Engineering

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    Materials play a crucial role in the growth, prosperity, security, and quality of human life. The major in Materials Science Engineering is designed to provide education and training areas related to the impact of mater more
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    Mathematics

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee

    Mathematics majors acquire an understanding of the fundamental mathematical tools that apply to the wide array of statistical, business, economic, financial, engineering, biological, and physical and natural sciences.  

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    Mechanical Engineering

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    Mechanical engineers design, manufacture, and control machines ranging from robots to aircraft and spacecraft. They also design engines and power plants that drive these machines, analyze the environmental impact associ more
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    Microbiology and Immunology

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    Microbiology addresses the biology of bacteria, viruses, and unicellular eukaryotes such as fungi and protozoa. Immunology encompasses efforts to understand how multicellular organisms have evolved to survive a variety more
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    Music

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    Music is unique among the arts and humanities in terms of the wide range of transferable skills developed in the undergraduate curriculum that tend to be widely admired by employers in many fields. Music majors at UCI l more
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    Neurobiology

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    The Neurobiology major is designed to teach students how neurobiologists apply cellular, molecular, systems, and behavioral analyses in understanding how the nervous system works. The hallmark of the major is a year-lon more
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    Nursing Science

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    Nursing Science prepares students to function as generalists in professional nursing practice and to collaborate with other health care providers in clinics, hospitals, and community health settings. Nurse professionals more
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    Pharmaceutical Sciences

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    UCI’s Pharmaceutical Sciences B.S. is the only program of its kind in the UC system. This unique program trains students in a multidisciplinary approach so that they can contribute to the advancement of new pharmaceutic more
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    Philosophy

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    A major in Philosophy trains students to be flexible, imaginative, and creative thinkers rather than skilled performers of a fixed routine. Students receive solid training in argument and reasoning, which exposes them t more
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    Physics

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    Physics majors are expert problem-solvers with a broad understanding of physical principles. The program is flexible and prepares students for careers in industrial research, applications programming, education, law, or more
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    Political Science

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    As a political science major at UCI, you explore how politics works at the individual, group, national, and international levels. Students are introduced to the findings and the methods for gathering information about p more
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    Psychology

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    Have you ever wondered how we perceive, learn, and solve problems? What causes one individual to adapt to stress in our society and another to develop deviant, antisocial behavior? Psychology majors gain a strong founda more
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    Psychology and Social Behavior

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    The curriculum focuses on human behavior in social contexts, and variations in social environments (i.e., the family, school, and the workplace) that affect human behavior over the life span. Majors learn developmental, more
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    Public Health Sciences :Public Health Policy

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    Public Health majors aim to create, integrate, and translate population-based knowledge into preventive strategies for reducing the societal burden of human disease and disability. Students are trained in multidisciplin more
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    Quantitative Economics

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    The major in Quantitative Economics best prepares students for careers in business and finance, for law school, for M.B.A. programs, and for graduate studies in the social sciences. Courses for the major include topics more
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    Religious Studies

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    The Religious Studies major focuses on the comparative understanding of the various ways different peoples have developed their religious ideas, values, systems, beliefs, rituals, and traditions in response to fundament more
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    Social Ecology

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    Social Ecology can be defined as the interactions within the social, institutional, and cultural contexts of people-environment relations that make up wellbeing. Social Ecology's motivating philosophy is a pragmatic one more
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    Social Policy and Public Service

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    The Social Policy and Public Service program is designed for students interested in social issues, social justice, equality, and social policy. With three unique areas of focus (Education, Governance, and Health) studen more
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    Sociology

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    What will an increasingly older population mean for our economy and way of life? What role does racial preference play in online dating? How many undocumented immigrants live in the U.S. and what does that mean for poli more
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    Software Engineering

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    Software Engineering majors learn to be productive team members in a variety of application domains. Throughout the curriculum, students gain hands-on experience in creating a variety of software systems, giving you the more
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    Spanish

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    Spanish majors become familiar with the cultural literacy needed to be citizens of a globalized world where more than 400 million people speak Spanish. Classes explore the life and culture of over 24 Spanish-language co more
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    Undeclared

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    In order to make an informed decision and foster clear educational and career goals, students not only have to know about the degrees UCI has to offer, but also be aware of their own abilities and interests. Students un more
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    Urban Studies

    USD 43,528 Tuition Fee
    A majority of the world's population now lives in cities. Urban Studies majors learn how to foster more equitable, inclusive, sustainable and livable cities. It integrates theories, analytical tools, and experiences fro more

Rankings

  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 96
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 169
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 96
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 96
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 83
  • The Economist Which MBA
    The Economist Which MBA 52
  • Financial Times (MBA)
    Financial Times (MBA) 48
  • US News (National)
    US News (National) 33

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum SAT 560
  • Minimum ACT 24

Accreditations

    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    Scholarship opportunities that exist for international bachelor's degree students include the Donald A. Strauss Scholarship, Knight-Hennessy Scholars, Rhodes scholarship, Schwarzman Scholars, many other faculty-related funding options.

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    Other Information

    Established in 1965

    Other

    The U. S News and World Report ranks UCI among best 20 universities for veterans.

    The Location

    Irvine, CA 92697, United States

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        1973-1977, BA

        I graduated back in the mid 70's when the University was fairly new. The opportunities I took advantage of then, are even more available to students who are serious about getting a tremendous education, both in and out of the classroom. It has come a long way since the '70's, and I believe is going to continue to grow and develop, remaining one of the top University's in the country and the world. Zot on...

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        2013-2016, Bachelor's Degree

        I'm in my last year here as a transfer student to UCI and it's been a wonderful experience. The amount of opportunities being a student here has given me is amazing, it has lots of on-campus services and organizations as well as just being connected to the local companies in Irvine. In general the classes are good (I'm a Software Engineering major, I don't know for other majors, but UCI has a good ICS/CS department), the professors are great, and the student body is very friendly, I've made lots of lifelong friends here. The campus is built around a park, and is gorgeous, for such a young school I believe it has a great future 10/10 would recommend.

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        1977-1981, BSEE, BSCS

        You get a broad base of foundational understanding before specializing. It enables you to be an engineer first and foremost encompassing mechanics, electromagnetics, thermodynamics, information theory. Most useful is the ability to see and model systems in many dpmains and analogs. Software, analog and hardware tradeoffs become second nature.