Students looking for “a high caliber education on a safe and beautiful campus” may want to consider the University of California Irvine located in southern Orange County. UCI is a good fit for studious undergrads looking to benefit from one of University of California’s top-ranked facilities that is described as “laid-back but also very competitive academically,” allowing students to be “challenged but comfortable.” With more than 27,000 students, the school is "big enough to have a great diversity of majors and excellent professors, but small enough so you won’t feel overwhelmed.”
“Life is pretty calm and fun. If you want to party you can, but it isn’t the main thing going on during nights and weekends. Hanging out in dorms or going out to eat, going to the beach, and exploring the area are popular. Also, working out and playing sports is very popular.” Dance is also big. “[The] school has a lot of competitive dance teams…five really successful teams to be a part of if students are into hip hop dance.” Whatever your interests, one student points out, “The opportunities on campus are endless.”
On weekends, when students look forward to a break from their weekly studies, they can travel to nearby Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, and Anaheim. But with over 550 clubs and organizations on campus, students do not have to look off-campus for things to do. UCI is “the place to be if you’re looking to get things done; we chose to have a second library over having a football teamthat’s how serious we are.”
The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.
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The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security