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I went to UCI altho I live in los Angeles cause I have a left breast with lots of pain, they have me do an Xray told me to take my gold chain off just to never see it again this happened yesterday in the ER xray room. How are we supposed to tryst anyone there. SMH HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE 5 THUMBS DOWN!!
The only reason why I'm giving this school two stars is for two reasons: the friends and people I've come to know and whatever good memories I made here. But other than that, everything else ranged from mediocre to frustrating. To summarize:<br><br>1. Parking is absurd, especially in bio sci. I was practically forced to get preferred parking, paying at least $500 for parking as a result. Even with that, parking was still challenging. Best place to park is the student center for preferred parking, but I graduated in 2018, and all I know now is that parking became worse by the time I left.<br>2. Out of all the professors I had at UCI, I only ended up liking about 4 or 5. Everyone else was stingy, rude, uninteresting, or just plain didn't know how to teach.<br>3. Depending on your major, classes are a pain to get. For me, it was pure torture trying to get biology electives due to restrictions, and since many students are bio majors, the classes were full by the time restrictions were lifted. The fact students are paying thousands of dollars for classes they can't enroll in is stupid. Plain and simple.<br>4. There's not much free speech as you think.<br>5. Outdated research labs. The lab I worked in had especially outdated equipment, and the sink was even broken. You would think there would be more funding for labs at a school that claims to be top notch. Clearly, money is not allocated towards where it should be.<br>6. Graduation was a mess and extremely disorganized. Especially since the campus lacks sidewalks in certain areas, there should have been more effort placed for pedestrians' safety. Unfortunately, that was not evident.<br><br>In short, I'm glad I received my Bachelor's, but I'm not sure if I ever want to attend UCI again. One thing I don't regret: going to community college first. Had better professors and a better education, all for a lower price.
Best university ever! I made the right choice when I decided to transfer here. Only problem is that the upper division math courses are insanely hard and the pandemic only made things tougher
Graduated from UCI 8 years ago. I was a transfer student who basically could not, for the life of me, relate to the other students whom I dormed with because they were younger than me. I only clicked with my roommate, who by the grace of God, I was properly matched with by the housing staff at Arroyo Vista. On ring road I would always hear "Boba $2!" Btw I wish I would have bought Korean bbq or Vietnamese coffee, but I couldn't afford it since I was on a tight budget. The Latina sororities would ALWAYS try to make contact with me on ring road when they had their tents set up just cuz I'd be talking in Spanish on the phone... Truth is, I never had time for all that. I had stuff to do besides kick it with chicks that I had zero relation to and who would be all up on the Latino fraternities and try to look cute. Oookaaayy!!!!I was not too fond of lecture style classes with 300+ students where all u saw were kids on their laptops online shopping, facebooking (at the time this was the main social media outlet) or watching random YouTube or website videos (this is where I discovered the most mundane website pencil skateboarder). I also didn't like the fact that the T.A.'s were far more accessible than the actual professor. Not to mention some of the female TA's were the most ruthless, aggressive wannabe professors to grade your papers with an iron fist. They needed to get off their PHD or MAster's high horse. I appreciated their feedback, but I didn't appreciate their sarcastic tone when correcting my papers. Parking fees were off the wall (in a bad way). I also had a secret bathroom on the 4th floor of a bldg which shall remain nameless because I took the most comfortable dumps there right before my 7pm class (since staff would leave around 5). The professors could lecture all they want with what they know until they're blue in the face with their "research and findings." But at the end of the day, they can't solve the problems of society (social ecology). I feel like they just wanted to do their research to be recognized and be given prestige instead of actually giving help to the people that they've conducted their research on (so sad). <br>Here are the pros I will give a shout out to Professor R. Matthew. I can truly say he legitimately puts into action his research and not just talk about it. He IS about it. He made my once a week field study class into something worth while because we could present our internship experience and findings to the class (btw, I loved my internship). Also a huge shout out to professor Torres. He related to the students very well and I looked forward to going to class at 7pm even though I was tired. He even guessed what I was by the way I spoke to him in Spanish on the first try (pretty cool). the reason why I chose this school was because I did find an interest in Social Ecology. I had the freedom to pick from psych, criminology and public policy courses and I didn't have to stick to one thing. I graduated with a 3.5 (not bad for having a job, commuting/ dorming and interning). I did my thing and left. Yes, I wish I could have gone to more events where they had freebies and taken advantage more of the Rec Center (btw they had an awesome spin class that kicked my butt) but, again I didn't have time for it. The campus was a good fit personally for me, and they paid for my tuition and dorm fees in FULL part of the blue and gold plan. I guess it pays to be low income and dream big! Anyway, the campus is beautiful, with a park right in the middle of the school. It's minutes away from the beach and they have pretty good internship opportunities that I took advantage of which was flexible for my commuter schedule my last quarter. u just gotta do your research on the school. It seems like I'm not greatful, but to be honest I am. It's an alright schooll.
SO it is that time. Despite the COVID menace we were determined to at least drive around some of the prospective campuses for our soon to be High School Senior. Yes, its not the same as a formal tour and the summer / summer of COVID means most are virtual ghost towns, but we wanted to get a feel for the school and the surrounding areas. First up was UC. Irvine. <br><br>Wow Irvine gives a great first impression. Even the older parts of campus look well maintained. Lots of internal pathways and a bike or board seems to be a must have. <br><br>Lots of eateries and shops for essentials and other needs. The campus is well laid out and looks like a great place to spend 4 years.
Saw one of my favorite shows here in the auditorium in 1986. T.S.O.L. (America land of the free, free to the power of the people in uniform!) and the Damned. I hope they still have concerts!
Just an update. I remember my last meeting with one of the counselors before I left. She advised to possibly go to an easier program if I was to transfer to another Aerospace program. <br><br>So, after I transferred I graduated with honors from my program which was an extremely rigorous program. Now I am at the University of Southern California completing my M.S. In Aerospace Engineering on a fullride scholarship with guaranteed employment after I am done with school. I just want people to know that there are options out there. Much better ones. Don't fall for the hype and get sucked into something you don't want to do. I got out of there. Got into a much better program and am now at a top 10 engineering program. Good luck. Hope this helps.
I graduated from UCI in one of the engineering majors. I think UCI is a fantastic school, with the caveat being that you are the right kind of student that is, highly selfmotivated, driven, and naturally curious with a bit of luck thrown in for good measure. I personally had some wonderful, inspiring faculty mentors who worked with me on research and design projects (one of which was later presented at an international professional conference in my field) and wrote me great letters of recommendation during my senior year, enabling me to gain admission to multiple top graduate programs. I also pursued an independent project through a student competition run by the university's Applied Innovation Center and won a grant for my proposal. Overall I feel extremely fortunate and grateful for these opportunities, and UCI certainly played an important role in getting me to where I am. However, I should note that my experience was not typical for most students in my major. I owe a large part of my success to my aggressive pursuit of additional enrichment opportunities outside the classroom. Within the classroom, it was a different story as professors varied widely in terms of quality, with the bad professors outnumbering the good. The quarter system could sometimes feel too fastpaced (especially for engineering classes where a large number of concepts had to be learned and mastered within a short period of time). I also found that the division into multiple separate schools for various majors often served as a hindrance to students wanting to explore other fields outside their areas of study. For example, I had considered taking some music classes to round out my education and further hone my musicianship skills, but was unable to sign up for any of them due to not being enrolled as a music major, and a music minor was not available.<br><br>One of my favorite parts about UCI was its safe environment, but this came at the price of having little to do immediately off campus. Many students who sought fuller social lives would frequently drive to other towns. Additionally, the large number of students commuting put a damper on school spirit. Even as someone who was mostly uninterested in social activities typically associated with college students, I found myself occasionally wishing that there were more interesting cultural or art exhibitions in the surrounding area. Finally, there were many complaints about the availability and cost of campus parking while I was attending, as well as the online class scheduling system.<br><br>In summary, I would recommend UCI to students who are bright, highly academically focused, and determined to seek out opportunities to enhance their college experiences, as that type of student tends to thrive at this school. For students who do not meet those criteria, fitting in may prove to be more difficult.
I'm just going to say what no one else is going to say. If you are not a minority (white) then you are going to be discriminated against l. This is coming from someone whose mixed race (white and asian). <br>Since around 50% of students are Asian, there's alot of serious pro Asian pride at this school. I've been told by Asian Americans here that I'm not Asian enough and insist that I'm just white. The Asian professors here complain that there isn't enough diversity at school and blame this on white American professors. I'm mixed race and even I feel i am not welcomed here because of this stupid stigma. Honestly it seems that most students here feel like they have been opressed and victims of the evil white people.<br><br>Another thing, Uci and all other uc's except for ucka and ucb are like that child from a previous marriage. Neglected and not important. Alot of the professors are biased and lazy, socially and sports wise, this school is dead and the only way they bring in money is the ridiculous parking fees and international students. Compared to UCLA and UCB, this place is a ghost town.<br><br>Lastly I wanted to go to a school that was politically neutral.. nope, this school is very "politically correct", blames white people and republicans and doesn't care about freedom of speech and opinion. If you don't have a leftist way of thinking, then you're an idiot and you don't belong here type of mentality. <br><br>On a positive note, the area around uci is very clean and safe and there are alot of places to eat around here. Good for students I guess
Just an update to add that I have received news from a reliable source that sexual assault among international students is common, and goes unaddressed by university administration. According to this source, the administration knowingly and purposefully tries to sweep claims of saxual assault among international students under the rug.<br><br>Be warned.
I came here for the annual UCI School of Medicine match day and had a chance to try their complementary breakfast burritos. The tortilla was stiff and gave an overall dissatisfying experience. Not sure if I would come back next year.
Truly a wonderful campus and university with lots to offer.<br><br>I had the opportunity of attending UCI on an intercampus program while I was a student at UC Riverside. While I am a Highlander through and through, I'll admit that even going to UCI for a short period of time made me want to ultimately transfer here.<br><br>UCI is a unique campus to the UC system in that the design of the school is like a circle with a park in the center of it. One of the best parts about this university is its many course offerings and dining options both on campus and off campus as well. I love that they have the Anthill Pub and Grille and the UTC, or University Town Center for those who don't know what that is. <br><br>If you're planning to dorm, UCI is affiliated with Irvine Company since it originally bought out the land from IC in the first place so you'll have plenty of options. Only downside is that it isn't cheap to live on or off campus so you'll need to have several roommates in one apartment and may even need to share a room to cover the cost.<br><br>The professors here have a true passion for their teachings. As a French major, I felt challenged by each professor in a way that my other professors abroad and at UCR may not have. It was an invigorating experience and truly pushed me to hone in on my français while learning about complex political theories and French literature.<br><br>Overall, I would do it all again if I could and I hope that my children end up coming here as well!<br><br>(59/100 2018)
UC Irvine has been the worst educational experience. I was a straight A student in the Humanities Honors Program, but had to withdraw midquarter due to serious mental illness. Counseling services are a joke and it takes forever to get an appointment at all. I've never once been able to get Campus Social Services to call me back. Now that I'm finally in a position to return healthwise, I can't even register to finish six courses unless I have $1400 cash. If I had $1400 cash, I wouldn't need financial aid in the first place, plus now I'm homeless now. UCI is supposed to be the #1 school for helping students achieve the American Dream, but it certainly hasn't been so in my case.
Amazing campus and overall community. As I enter my second year I'm looking forward to seeing my old friends and making new ones. The people are really awesome and do make you feel welcome. I am really lucky to attend this school and be an anteater. On campus, there are many resources and areas that you can use such as counselling, restaurants, and recreational centres. The campus in beautiful and safe and I find myself here a lot outside of class to just wander or walk.
Came here with some friends, I really love the campus it's so amazing. It's such an amazing place to chill and hang out, we had an alumnus meeting for our Fraternity. So we all came here to have this meeting. Happy to see the chapter here at UCI doing great. Also, I really am happy that people here on this campus are amazing.<br><br>Thank you guys.
Thus University is awesome. Cant wait for my daughter to start in the fall. The layout makes it really easy to find your way around. The dorms are a nice size The resident advisors were very helpful. Havent talked with any counselors yet tho. Will do that on the next visit. The financial aid dept was very helpful as well. Lots of eating places ie. Pandas, Wendys, Subway, etc. not to mention the huge cafateria (The Anteatery). Will post more when i go back
The good:<br>1) Location<br>2) Nice campus<br>3) Some teachers.<br><br>The bad:<br>1) Everything else.<br>2) Not enough sections offered, if you're a Freshman, good luck if you are in a STEM major. You'll register late most likely.<br>3) Terrible staff in the cashier's office and business. No one helps.<br>4) Counseling offers little help when you can't find classes. You're on your own. <br>5) Food tastes the same in the dorms after awhile. <br>6) Tell you you'll graduate in 4 years, don't believe them if you are in a STEM major. <br>7) Parking sucks, and it's expensive. <br>8) They advertise well, but once you are there, you are just a cog in a machine.<br>9) There are subtle racial preferences on campus that students pick up on over time. If you're there long enough, you'll see them and experience them if you're not part of the "dominant" group.
If you want to be in classes that have 400+ students in them, girls and guys just looking at their Facebook pages (or I guess I should say Instagram or Snapchat now), and if you want to be in discussion classes where 3/4 of the students are sleeping and nobody raises their hand, then THIS is the right school for you!<br><br>Check out international schools, the prices are cheaper, education much MUCH better, and most international schools are very very American student friendly b/c we can tend to pay the higher tuition rates while students from their country often get schooling paid for as part of government spending.<br><br>Just think about it.
I had a lot of great friends at UCI.. my tenure wasn't perfect but definitely love my fellow anteaters like crazy and really enjoyed reuniting w friends at the anteater access event. Pike guys are my jam and Prof Currie is the man :)) and there was one Ksig bloke that I crushed on hard, can't be happier for him now xxxxxx
The most unprofessional thing about this school are the lab fees and electronic fees. That's in addition to the Teacher Assistant Professors who ruin your grades of course. <br><br>They charge you every quarter for electronic fees for nothing in the end. For rude front desk who don't do anything, for no help downloading softwares we paid for (it's probably cheaper to pay for the softwares themselves than to pay electronic fees for the school) <br><br>For the lab fees, the art department charges you for the material used. Funny enough, when you actually need to go and use the lab, there is no one there, lab is locked and you can't really use the resources. Then, you end up paying a ton outside of school to get the job done. <br><br>Thanks a lot! Such great unreachable resources UCI
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