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UCI Family at Graduation

You helped your child become a UCI student. We'll help you become a parent to a UCI graduate.

Welcome to the Anteater family!

Our family has parents as incredible as their kids.

Being a parent is not an easy job. It never has been, and it seems like it’s tougher than ever before. But your child’s success is indicative of your dedication as a parent, and UCI would like to congratulate you on raising an exceptionally bright young adult with so much potential to change the world.

Not every parent is an Anteater parent. That’s because UCI is highly selective in deciding who joins our family. For example, we received 77,806 applications for admission to the fall 2016 incoming freshman class, but only 30,803 students (39.6%) were offered admission. Freshman offered admission had an average high school GPA of 4.08. So when we said you raised an exceptionally bright young adult, we meant it! That’s why you’re an Anteater parent.

UCI offers more than 80 undergraduate programs and is consistently ranked among the best colleges in the country. We’re ranked #4 among public universities on MONEY magazine’s Best Colleges list with an “A” grade for value-added. U.S. News & World Report has us ranked #9 among all public universities nationwide and #31 for best value. Rest assured, our school provides more bang for the buck than other colleges and universities, and a UCI education is a sound investment in your child’s future.

We also provide your student with the attention they deserve. While some classes are held in a lecture hall, 71% of all classes have fewer than 30 students, and our student-to-faculty ratio is approximately 19:1. Our instructors get to know your student by name, as a person, and by their potential. In addition, our student services offer a range of academic, social, and well-being resources and programs.

At UCI, we truly want your son or daughter to succeed and will provide everything needed to make it happen. That’s what family is all about, and we take care of our own.

Welcome again to the Anteater family!

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