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.

A great place to get involved

UCI offers more than 600 student groupsto get involved with, ranging from club sports and service groups to myriad cultural organizations. And that’s including a rich Greek life, with over 50 fraternities and sororities.

UCI is also building an eSports dynasty, making headlines by fielding the nation’s first school-sponsored video gaming team at a public university and opening a trailblazing computer arena in the Student Center for all Anteaters to enjoy.

Student involvement extends to academic pursuits too. Thousands of UCI undergrads participate in research, including a group of students who constructed a sleek, high-tech vacuum-tube vehicle to rival those of 27 other teams from around the world at Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Pod Competition.

Here’s what Anteaters are saying


Dalai Lama Scholar Andrew Hallak talks about his project to leverage UCI sustainability efforts.

See more UCI student stories here.

Did you know?

UCI is one of America’s coolest schools

It’s the top university for beach lovers

Irvine is one of America’s safest cities

It’s a foodie hotspot!



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