As UCI offers acceptance to its fall 2017 class, here’s what future Anteaters have to look forward to

A great place to learn … and live

Each spring, UCI enters “yield season,” the time of year when they send out acceptances to anxious high school and transfer applicants to fill its fall 2017 class of 7,500 students. See what future Anteaters are saying about choosing UCI on our #UCIYes! Storify page

Selecting a college is one of the most important decisions of a young life, and those choosing to attend UCI will be part of a rich campus environment at one of the nation’s premier public universities. Here’s what they can look forward to.

New student programs strive to ease the transition for incoming Anteaters. These include Student Orientation and a festive Welcome Week before the fall quarter commences.

UCI provides some of the finest on-campus housing options in the nation, including the new Mesa Court Towers for freshmen. Some 12,000 students live on campus, many of whom use the state-of-the-art Anteater Recreation Center for their fitness needs.

UCI is also committed to high-tech classroom facilities, having broken ground recently on the Anteater Learning Pavilion.

More can be learned about student life here. And about UCI.

A great place to get ahead

Forbes named UCI a top 10 Best Value College in 2016, based on the campus’s tuition costs, school quality, graduation success rates and postgrad earnings.

The New York Times ranked UCI No. 1 among U.S. universities that do the most for low-income students.


Diverse: Issues in Higher Education ranked UCI seventh in the nation for awarding bachelor’s degrees to minority students.

Money magazine ranked UCI 16th among the country’s four-year colleges and universities delivering the most value in 2016.

More than 40 percent of UCI’s admitted students are the first in their families to attend college. Learn more about UCI’s first-generation students, including the story of Eloy Oakley ’96, MBA ’99, who’s the chancellor of California Community Colleges.