University of California at IrvineSchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Irvine, CA

$13,727

Avg in-state tuition

$43,481

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About University of California at Irvine

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

The University of California at Irvine is a large public university located on an urban campus in Irvine, California. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 36,908, and admissions are highly selective, with an acceptance rate of 27%. The university offers 98 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 84%, and a student-faculty ratio of 18:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $13,727, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $43,481.

Admissions Breakdown

This school has a competitive acceptance rate.

This school is a little more selective about its students. Competitive acceptance schools welcome 15-50% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

27% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

SAT & ACT

Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

While test scores can be an important aspect of college applications, schools determine admission based on several factors, and these test scores are only a suggested range.

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SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1170-1420

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 24-33

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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37k

Students Enrolled

15%

Online Student Enrollment

18:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Demographics

Asian

33%

Hispanic

23%

Non-U.S. Citizen

19%

White

16%

Two or more races

4%

Unknown

2%

Black

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

51%

Socio-economic diversity

34% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

34%

State Grant Aid

48%

Institution Grant Aid

45%

Pell Grant

34%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,150
State Grant Aid $11,201
Institution Grant Aid $8,364
Pell Grant Aid $4,940

Financial Outlook

$44k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$15k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.