- Class: Alum
- Major: Economics
- Gender: M
- High School: Peninsula High School
- Transfer Student: N
The area is nice...we need more school spirit. a football team, a GOOD basketball team or something....People always say UCI is a great academic school...and i think we are, so that's good. I spent a lot of time at the student center area. A college town requires food/bar establishments to be open past 9pm. I think there is school pride, but it's different from a school like USC, UCLA or even somewhere like Illinois...they have something to be proud of...i mean YES we did get fairly far in the College World Series..but other than that? no football team, since for some reason MR and MRS. Irvine think that having a football team will somehow destroy their utopian society. It's safe here in Irvine. That's very nice to have...i'm just glad I didn't grow up here. I'm glad I grew up around crime and more "ghetto" areas...it builds character and street smarts...something not many "Irvine-ers" have.....Complaints include too much amdin rules...how do you BAN skateboarding on campus? that was huge....you might as well ban walking on ring road. because of ONE incident, they ban it..i mean i remember hearing someone jumped off the parking structure building in a suicide..sad, yes. But should UCI blow up all parking structures more than 1 level high? it doesn't make sense...
Some of my professors did. Most didn't. I only cared about that when it came to a MAJOR-related class or if the professor could assist me in my career endeavors..other than that, they didn't care and I didn't care. Class participation is rare...only in a few classes were there a LOT Of discussions, etc.I hated the engineering dept. I spent 2 years there and got kicked out because of academics....i think it's sad because i asked her, yes i know i messed up but can i come back AFTER i finish my econ degree tofinish what i started and she was straight up mean and said NO...absolutely NOT!! in an almost yelling tone. .... Way to encourage the future of America... (sarcasm)... I'll always remember that and if i ever donate back to UCI, i'll DEMAND not ONE PENNY go to the engineering dept. I don't want even as much as a paper clip to be bought with my money for that dept. Econ department was nice (social sciences)...the counselors (err at least mine) was super helpful and responsive. Like anything in life, you need initiative...we have a GREAT career center and as more and more BIG companies set up shop in Irvine/OC area, we, as UCI students have more opportunities than ever. I wish they would offer a Life Course...because too many times, students will lack street smarts or just the know how of "how to balance a checkbook, how to save, 401k's, etc..."
The Best Things
Location, People, and Professors.
The Worst Things
No school spirit/pride.