University of California, Irvine

Next Profile

#147, overall score 42.83/100

Fun Fact:

A functioning nuclear reactor operates underneath Rowland Hall. The lab has been used to analyze everything from mercury levels in ancient tuna to the bullet used in the Kennedy assassination.

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Irvine, Calif.
  • Region: West
  • Campus type: Suburb
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 27,331
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 550
  • Jewish population share: 2%
  • Student origin: 97% in-state / 3% out-of-state
  • Student newspaper: New University
  • NCAA Division: I
  • NCAA team: Anteaters
  • Ultimate Frisbee teams: Nightlife / Grass Ninjas

COST & AID Score: 6.67/15

  • Score: 6.67/15
  • In-state tuition: $15,516
  • Out-of-state tuition: $43,530
  • Room & board costs: $14,829
  • Average loan debt: $20,466
  • Starting median salary: $54,900
  • Scholarship for Jewish students: Malcolm R. Stacey Memorial Scholarship

ACADEMICS Score: 6.67/20

  • Score: 6.67/20
  • Acceptance rate: 37%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 18:1
  • Median SAT range: 1170-1410
  • Jewish Studies program: Yes
  • Jewish Studies major: Minor
  • Hebrew major: No

ISRAEL Score: 13.67/20

SAFETY Score: 6/11

  • Score: 6/11
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2017: 1
  • Campus crime rate: 3.60/1,000 students (medium-low)
  • City crime rate: 14.58/1,000 people (low)
  • LGBT center: Yes

JEWISH LIFE Score: 9.83/34

  • Score: 9.83/34
  • Hillel: Hillel at UC Irvine
  • Chabad: Rohr Chabad at UCI
  • OU-JLIC: No
  • Jewish fraternities: AEPi
  • Jewish sororities: AEPhi
  • Average Shabbat attendance – Chabad: 50
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 10 (2 Orthodox, 3 Conservative, 5 Reform)
  • Eruv: No
  • Most famous Jewish alum: Jon Lovitz
  • Where do Jewish students come from? 95% of undergrads are from California. A high percentage from Los Angeles.
  • Kosher food details: There is a kosher deli and market a 15-minute drive from campus. All of the local supermarkets carry a large selection of kosher products, including meat and poultry. On campus, stores carry prepacked meals/sandwiches.

Do you attend this school? Do you want to tell us more about what life there is like? Take our survey here, and your feedback could be featured in next year’s guide! And if you’re a student or campus professional, join our online community Jewish Campus Confidential, and apply to become a Forward Campus Ambassador.

Recommend this article

University of California, Irvine

Thank you!

This article has been sent!

Close