Zot! Zot! Zot! My Visit to UCI

Today I had the opportunity to visit UCI – home of the anteaters.

I was welcomed at the “Welcome Center” by some current students and then I took a tour of the campus.  The campus is located in Irvine (one of the top 10 safest cities in the United States).  UCI is known for it’s funky modern architecture with perhaps the most conservative student body in the UC system.  Below are some pictures of the campus.

This is the Science Library (one of two libraries on campus)
These are pictures of Aldrich Park — its in the center of campus and all of the academic buildings surround the park.

UCI’s Engineering program is a very competitive program.  Below is the Engineering Buidling.

Colleges students live for food.  Below is one of the many food courts.  Since Irvine is known for sunny days many of the food courts have outside eating areas.

After visiting the campus, I believe many students can be a good match for this college.  It is an extremely academic University (96% of their students are in the top 10% of their high school and the average GPA is 3.85).  Minorities count for over half of the student body (52% of their students are Asian Americans), their are a wide range of clubs to be involved in (from Korean to Greek to Social Action to Christian).  They are part of NCAA Division 1 (although no football) and they are known for their cutting-edge research.  If you are a hard-working student that is ready to put your head in the books for your college years, step out of your comfort zones and get involved and be on a diverse campus,  UCI might be a great fit for you.

Posted on March 2, 2011, in Colleges and Universities, Southwest. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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