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UCI Demographics & Diversity

Irvine, California

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at UCI are predominantly Asian with a sizeable Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 85% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

The college is an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and is recognized for serving Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders.

Racial demographics of University of California Irvine students
Race Percent of Students
White 15%
Black 2%
Hispanic 25%
Asian 37%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 16%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 9% more female students than male students enrolled at University of California Irvine with a gender ratio of 52% women to 48% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, UCI has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for University of California Irvine students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 48%
Women 52%
Enrollment by gender for University of California Irvine students
Gender Number of Students
Men 17,387
Women 18,916

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

UCI serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 78 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of California Irvine students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 78%
Out of State 4%
Foreign 19%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$78,085 per year

38% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 4.4%
Part time Undergrads 1.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110653 IPEDS survey data for University of California Irvine.