Rank: 7

University of California-Irvine

Irvine, CAwww.uci.edu/
Median SAT/ACT
1160/26
Enrollment
26,027
One of the youngest campuses (51 years old) in the state's public university system, Irvine is already among the world's most respected research institutions, with three former faculty members who've received Nobel Prizes.Undergraduates also thrive: Although more than 40% of students come from low-income families, 88% of freshmen go on to graduate-27% more than the average for schools with a...
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costs
Est. Full Price 2017-2018
$33,900
% of students who get any grants
73%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$15,800
Average price for low-income students
$9,000
Financial Aid from the College
% of students with need who get grants
93%
% of need met
81%
% of students who get merit* grants
2%
Average merit grant
$8,200
student success
Graduation rate
88%
Average time to a degree
4.2 years
Average student debt
$15,000
Average salary within 5 years
$52,000
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
55%
admissions
Acceptance rate
39%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1160/26
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
30-Nov

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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With a beautiful campus, UC Irvine is one of the best in the UC system for those academically minded. The campus is a big place - big enough for everyone to find where they fit in. There's a plethora of majors, minors, and programs offered at UC Irvine, as well...
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UC Irvine is a better college than I could have imagined. My classes are fun, engaging, and interesting. Very professor I have had has been understanding and helpful. At the moment I am taking a class taught by the Chancellor himself! Everyone is so kind and friendly and I truly...
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UC Irvine is a great school where students can find a balance in academic and social living. Classes are not impossible, but rather push students to think more than merely memorize, which I find very important as a Biological Sciences major. The location of the school is perfect for college...
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* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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