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IPEDS ID: 110653
OPE ID: 00131400
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University of California-Irvine
501 Aldrich Hall, Irvine, California 92697
General information:  (949) 824-5011
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  30,836 (25,256 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  19 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Highest 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
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty2,370684
Research and public service647248
Total graduate assistants-2,248
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,567$1,583$1,732$1,7491.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,706$12,073$12,638$12,9472.4%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,635$9,737$9,335$9,4281.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$29,634$30,504$31,577$32,1021.7%
Off Campus$28,929$29,548$29,256$29,5751.1%
Off Campus with Family$23,513$24,078$24,603$24,8891.2%
On Campus$52,512$53,382$54,455$56,8104.3%
Off Campus$51,807$52,426$52,134$54,2834.1%
Off Campus with Family$46,391$46,956$47,481$49,5974.5%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
In-state tuition$11,220
In-state fees$1,790
Out-of-state tuition$26,322
Out-of-state fees$1,790
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid14,00474%————
Grant or scholarship aid3,81170%$65,692,703$17,238
Federal grants2,31843%$11,568,643$4,991
Pell grants2,31343%$11,124,019$4,809
Other federal grants1,15621%$444,624$385
State/local government grant or scholarships3,12958%$32,194,532$10,289
Institutional grants or scholarships3,05956%$21,929,528$7,169
Student loan aid2,36944%$12,816,029$5,410
Federal student loans2,34243%$11,295,956$4,823
Other student loans3987%$1,520,073$3,819
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid117,82473%$286,590,121$16,079
Pell grants11,27046%$53,153,622$4,716
Federal student loans10,36142%$58,450,587$5,641
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
  • Under UC’s Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan, undergraduates with parent incomes up to $80,000 who meet other eligibility requirements receive grants or scholarships to cover in-state tuition and systemwide fees. Many students receive grants to help cover costs in addition to tuition and fees, and many students with parent incomes above $80,000 also qualify for financial aid. For more information about financial aid at UC, see

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
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$11,569$12,072$14,662
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 Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$8,096$8,532$9,026
$30,001 – $48,000$9,500$9,925$10,302
$48,001 – $75,000$12,970$13,344$13,674
$75,001 – $110,000$20,923$20,779$21,395
$110,001 and more$26,800$27,710$28,086
  • 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.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment30,836
Undergraduate enrollment25,256
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,955
Graduate enrollment5,580
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 98%
Part-time: 2%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 46%
Female: 54%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 37%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 25%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 15%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 16%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 96%
25 and over: 4%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 81%
Out-of-state: 3%
Foreign countries: 16%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 93%
Part-time: 7%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 94%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 98%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $70
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
Number of applicants71,77533,13338,642
Percent admitted39%37%40%
Percent admitted who enrolled21%21%21%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2015 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading480600
SAT Math550690
SAT Writing510620
ACT Composite2429
ACT English2330
ACT Math2430
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
Student retention:
Full-time students: 93%
Part-time students: 44%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
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, 74 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 88%
Transfer-out rate: 8%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 68%
6-year: 86%
8-year: 87%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 72%
6-year: 88%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 87%
Female: 89%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 93%
Asian: 91%
Black or African American: 80%
Hispanic/Latino: 84%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 67%
White: 85%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 91%
Non-resident alien: 79%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-241-
Environmental Design/Architecture0---
Category total0241-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies8---
Asian-American Studies14---
Chinese Studies5---
East Asian Studies13---
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other1---
European Studies/Civilization2---
German Studies3---
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies24---
Women's Studies4---
Category total74---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology9116-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General651---
Botany/Plant Biology1---
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology-26-
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology5---
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology-88-
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other10---
Environmental Toxicology-00-
Genetics, General6---
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology-14-
Microbiology and Immunology14---
Molecular Biology-0--
Neurobiology and Anatomy27---
Neurobiology and Behavior-46-
Pathology/Experimental Pathology-11-
Pharmacology and Toxicology-03-
Physiology, General-01-
Category total7233958-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General1262636-
Business/Managerial Economics416---
Information Resources Management37---
Category total5793406-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Journalism, Other48---
Category total48---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General31146-
Computer Graphics--0-
Computer Science2086923-
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications-113-
Category total2849432-
Biology Teacher Education14--
Education, General1174957
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--0-
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-148-99
Category total1181569156
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering29---
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering943514-
Chemical Engineering60169-
Civil Engineering, General893717-
Computer Engineering, General53447-
Computer Software Engineering1092-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering765516-
Engineering, General020--
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering17223-
Manufacturing Engineering-83-
Materials Engineering3264-
Mechanical Engineering1895013-
Category total62032288-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-13--
English Language and Literature, General1343010-
Category total1344310-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature0---
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General621-
Comparative Literature2045-
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-01-
French Language and Literature6---
German Language and Literature-00-
Japanese Language and Literature9---
Korean Language and Literature4---
Spanish Language and Literature4027-
Category total86814-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Environmental Health-10-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-12--
Genetic Counseling/Counselor-5--
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing-3--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-51--
Medical Scientist-11--
Nursing Science420--
Pharmaceutical Sciences161-1-
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other0---
Public Health, General-14--
Public Health, Other558---
Category total7619794-
History, General6969-
Category total6969-
Legal Professions and Studies
Category total--109-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies0---
Category total0---
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, Other-21-
Mathematics, General1062311-
Statistics, General-187-
Category total1064319-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology1---
Cognitive Science5---
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis-50-
Human Biology19---
International/Global Studies151---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other71114-
Category total247164-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science25---
Environmental Studies0-0-
Category total25-0-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy, Other-36-
Religion/Religious Studies1---
Category total37611-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General13115262
Chemistry, Other-26-
Geology/Earth Science, General64813-
Physics, General201011-
Physics, Other-94-
Category total21544602
Psychology, General24432-
Social Psychology489-8-
Category total733310-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General-12--
Category total-12--
Social Sciences
Demography and Population Studies-14--
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics32---
Economics, General1921212-
Economics, Other-11-
Political Science and Government, General30578-
Political Science and Government, Other-11-
Social Sciences, General190--
Social Sciences, Other-3--
Urban Studies/Affairs43---
Category total1,18511449-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation23---
Art/Art Studies, General431--
Dance, General3615--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General77162-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies86---
Fine/Studio Arts, General435--
Game and Interactive Media Design37---
Music Performance, General11---
Music, General56--
Musical Theatre9---
Visual and Performing Arts, Other-27-
Category total370459-
Grand total6,4141,412592158
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 170
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 58
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $9,900
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $25,383
Full-time students: 88%
Part-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AAA MenWomen
Track and Field, Indoor35
Track and Field, Outdoor2850
Track and Field, X-Country1220
Water Polo2624
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission2/28/1961 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels4/25/2009 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels4/16/2011 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language1/6/2009 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPB) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level programs offered outside a school of public health10/13/2012 -  Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree7/1/1961 -  Accredited
Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education, Commission on Accreditation
Montessori Education (MONTE) - Montessori teacher education programs and institutions7/30/2012 -  Accredited
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs12/1/1979 -  Accredited
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession0710
Drug law violations376030
Liquor law violations252923
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession012
Drug law violations9124
Liquor law violations101
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible1213
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault316
Motor vehicle theft121615
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible812
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault302
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) 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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201320122011
Default rate2.0%2.3%3.1%
Number in default95102127
Number in repayment4,5734,3463,997
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)