Then and Now

Did you know that when the university opened in 1965 tuition for residents was free and the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Science didn't exist? Here is a brief glimpse of how things have changed over the past 40 years at UCI.

 

Graduation Day, 1994. Graduation Day, 1968.

Enrollment 1965 2005
Total 1,589 23,835
Freshman 958 4,715
Sophomores 215 3,572
Juniors 254 5,214
Seniors 2 6,429
Limited Status 20 133
Graduate Students 0 3,774
 
Faculty 1965 2005
  119 1,359
 
Buildings 1965 2005
  8 170 +
 
Tuition and fees 1965 2005
Resident students Free $7,474.50
Non-resident students $980 $25,294.50
 
Room and board 1965 2005
  $1,850 $20,975
 
Schools 1965 2005
  Division of Biological Sciences School of Biological Sciences
  Division of Fine Arts Claire Trevor School of the Arts
  Division of the Humanities School of Humanities
  Division of Physical Sciences School of Physical Sciences
  Division of Social Science School of Social Sciences
  -- Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Science
  -- School of Medicine
  Graduate School of Administration The Paul Merage School of Business
  School of Engineering The Henry Samueli School of Engineering
  -- Department of Education
 
Libraries   2005
Buildings 1 4
Collections 90,000 volumes 2.5 million volumes
 
Degrees Awarded 1965 2005
BA 10 5,242
MA 3 943
PhD 1 298
Teaching Credentials -- 276

Parking

Cost of quarterly permits
1966 $6.00
1978 $22.50
1987 $54.00
1990 $69.00
2005 $132.00
 
Number of spaces
1969 2,946
2005 13,802