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Commuter School?

floridadad55floridadad55 Registered User Posts: 2,262 Senior Member
I have heard that Irvine is much a commuter school?

True?
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Replies to: Commuter School?

  • planet2oplanet2o Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
    Only to a certain extent. You can generally always find something to do on the weekends, especially if you live on/near campus, and there are actually plenty of people from NorCal who go to UCI so they stay on the weekends. The weekends do get a bit quieter, but there's always something to do.
  • jshainjshain Registered User Posts: 5,465 Senior Member
    floridadad, I live in South Orange County not too far from the campus and, although don't have any kids who attend UCI, love the school location. It borders Newport Beach, the John Wayne airport, and is very accessible to many varied types of eateries and shopping centers. The school does have its share of commuters but doesn't feel like a commuter school per se except on the weekends. You could also say the same thing for UCLA, too, which also clears out somewhat on the weekends.
  • Kish93Kish93 Registered User Posts: 73 Junior Member
    Would kids from the midwest(IL) generally blend in easily? or does the school instantly form clique's reminiscent of High School
  • sndebrossesndebrosse Registered User Posts: 309 Member
    UCI is no more of a commuter school than any other UC campus. 70%+ of students live within a mile or two of campus.

    Kish93: It is a huge school (23,000 undergrads) with people from all over the world. I personally know several kids from the midwest (one from kansas, one from illinois, one from indiana) who like it and are successful on campus.
  • Kish93Kish93 Registered User Posts: 73 Junior Member
    snde: Thanks for the info! Good to know that some kids from the barren wasteland called the midwest attend UCI. Not too sure if i will attend a UC if i get accepted, my parents agreed to pay the tuition, but i hopefully want to attend med school after my UG years, adding more and more money for my parents to pay.

    And a general question, how hard is it attain a legal CA residency? I've heard that some Californian med schools favor CA residents (taxpayers!) when it comes to admission.
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