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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$37,902 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
77,816 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
97.6% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
3,842 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at University of California-Irvine is $11,220, which is $4,229 more than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $37,902, which is 337% of the cost for in-state students, and is $19,526 more than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,780.

In 2016, 68% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 40% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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University of California-Irvine received 77,816 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 8.42% annual growth. Out of those 77,816 applicants, 31,630 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 40.6% acceptance rate.

There were 32,754 students enrolled at University of California-Irvine in 2016, and 87% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of California-Irvine has an overall enrollment yield of 20.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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University of California-Irvine has a total enrollment of 32,754 students. The full-time enrollment at University of California-Irvine is 31,981 students and the part-time enrollment is 773. This means that 97.6% of students enrolled at University of California-Irvine are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of California-Irvine, both undergraduate and graduate, is 32.7% Asian, 23.8% Hispanic or Latino, 17.4% White, 3.58% Two or More Races, 1.88% Black or African American, 0.32% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.07% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of California-Irvine in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Asian Female (15.9%), followed by Asian Male (13.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (2.79%), followed by White Female (2.27%) and Asian Female (1.23%).

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In 2016, 775 more women than men graduated from University of California-Irvine. The majority of students graduating from University of California-Irvine are Asian. These 3,346 graduates mean that there were 1.72 times more Asian graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 1,951 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at University of California-Irvine is General Biological Sciences with 619 graduates, followed by Social Psychology with 574 graduates and Other Public Health with 536 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at University of California-Irvine, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Social Sciences, with 1,370 graduates, followed by Engineering with 1,125 graduates and Cultural & Gender Studies with 86 graduates.


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University of California-Irvine has an endowment valued at nearly $355M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $20.9M (5.89%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of California-Irvine had a total expenditure of N/A. Of that N/A, they spent $1.15B on salaries and $387M on benefits.

University of California-Irvine employs 546 Professors, 228 Associate professors, and 194 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of California-Irvine are Male Professors (399), Female Professors (147), and Male Associate professors (118).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of California-Irvine are: Business and Financial Operations, with 1,011 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 529 employees, and Management with 482 employees.



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