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Campus Overview

University Bridge @ Irvine Valley College (IVC) is located in beautiful Irvine, California, rated as the “Safest City in America.”* Just a short drive to Los Angeles and San Diego, UBridge@IVC gives students easy access to the famous Southern California beaches in the summer, mountain ski resorts in winter, and a variety of outdoor activities to enjoy year-round. It’s also close to the Irvine Spectrum Center and a few top universities, including UC Irvine and of course UCLA and UC San Diego.

Campus Fast Facts

  • Over 1,000 university majors available through transfer
  • Pathway to the University of California
  • #1 in transfers to UC Irvine among all community colleges in California, ~57%***
  • #1 in transfers to UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, UC Davis, and UC Riverside among all Orange County community colleges
  • Has among the highest university transfer rates in the state, including to prestigious universities like Brown, Columbia, Caltech, Penn, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and USC
  • Draws more than 15,000 students annually and embraces over 780 international students
  • 20+ student clubs and 13 athletic teams, including an e-Sports program for qualified players


*According to FBI rate, 11 years in a row – **Edsmart.org – ***Fall 2022/23, for schools sending 100+ students

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Location at a Glance

  • Located in Irvine, California in beautiful Orange County, known for its safe communities
  • Close to Los Angeles and San Diego
  • In the heart of Southern California’s “Technology Coast” and is home to over 15,000 businesses from small start-ups to major international corporations
  • Mild climate ranging from 4°C (January) to 29°C (August) with 280+ days of sunshine per year

Guaranteed Admissions Universities

At the heart of University Bridge is access to guaranteed admissions into elite US universities. Students at University Bridge @ Irvine Valley College campus enjoy guaranteed or priority progression to the universities below, provided they meet the required GPA after two years/60 credits of study.


University of California, Santa Barbara

#35 National Universities

ATMPNB Campus entrance sign, University of California, Irvine, California, USA (Sept 2006)

University of California, Irvine

#33 National Universities


University of California, Davis

#28 National Universities

UC Irvine Pathway

The UC Irvine pathway is a targeted program specifically created for UBridge students aiming to attend UC Irvine. As a UBridge student in this program, you will attend courses at our host campus, Irvine Valley College (IVC). IVC is the #1 transfer college into UC Irvine and located just 10 minutes by car from campus. UBridge@IVC students will get a taste of life in Irvine from day one in the program and will have two years to prepare in order to be ready to attend UC Irvine as a transfer student.


In fall 2019, nearly 2/3 of IVC students were accepted into UC Irvine as transfer students. Additionally, should you follow the requirements of the UC TAG, you will be guaranteed admissions into UC Irvine from IVC. The UC Irvine Pathway at UBridge@IVC prepares you for successful transfer with the personalized academic guidance you need to succeed. Students can also partake in the UC Irvine Honors to Honors program to gain guaranteed early admissions from IVC. Come see why 93% of UBridge students were accepted to a Top 50 US university in 2022!

This campus offers transfer pathways to many other universities, depending on the GPA you achieve. Feel free to contact us if you would like to learn more.


Program Fees

Fees include up to 36 credits, transportation and all the benefits of CollegeCare®. Fall students may elect to use their 36 credits over three consecutive semesters.

Upon acceptance into UBridge and payment of a deposit, your I-20 will be generated and sent out.

FALL 2024 INTAKE $36,625
SPRING 2024 INTAKE* $30,200
Additional Fees Medical insurance and accommodations

* Program fees include up to 26 credits for UB@IVC

Housing at Irvine Valley College

Our apartments at UBridge@IVC have many high-end facilities: swimming pool, BBQ area, hot tub, and gym. Each student will also receive a membership with access to several pools, tennis courts, a fishing lake and boating.


Each apartment has one or two bedrooms, one or two bathrooms, a fully fitted kitchen with all amenities, and a living/dining area. You will share a twin room with another UBridge student. Please note that single rooms may be available on request for a fee.


We provide a bed, desk, and closet in your room, and each apartment has a TV, internet, cable TV, and a washer/dryer on site. Students can add their own personality to the apartments by putting up their favorite posters or pictures from home.

Housing Fees

FALL 2024 INTAKE $23,030
SPRING 2024 INTAKE* $16,610


* Spring start housing fee is for 7 months

Living and community at Irvine Valley College

Be Part of a Community

Living with your fellow classmates is one of the best parts of studying in the U.S. First year University Bridge students live in the same community, and many students choose to stay for their second year. We believe this creates an atmosphere where you not only make friends, but support one another through a common goal. Our advisors stay close by, so we are always there if you need anything.

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More Than Just Accommodations

There are many social events included with your housing: from meals out to trips to watch the NBA, from go-karting to cooking lessons, you can always keep busy. Your personal advisor is there to support you with anything you need, whether it is a trip to the doctor’s office, or help buying a car – we’ll always be there to help. Of course, academics always come first but UBridge is here to guide you on all aspects of your international education journey.

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Local Area

The apartments at UBridge@IVC are located across the street from school, and are just minutes away from Irvine Spectrum, the 405 Freeway and the 5 Freeway. Living here, our students will have access to remarkable recreational amenities which include 30-acres of lakes, recreational parks, 22 pools, bike trails, walking trails, tennis courts, and more.


Living in Irvine offers you an urban-suburban mix with plenty of things to do: natural beauty, small-city living, great food, and arts/entertainment. You can go shopping at Irvine Spectrum Center which features more than 120 stores along with a three-story outdoor Ferris wheel. For a change of pace, you can relax by cycling along 282 miles of on-road bicycle lanes and 44.5 miles of mountain bike trails. An amazing environment to pursue your studies!

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Each University Bridge student is assigned a private advisor who is an expert on the community college system as well as the university transfer process. With UBridge’s CollegeCare®, students enjoy a student-to-advisor ratio of less than 25:1 and, therefore, have immediate access to advisors. Additionally, many of our advisors were international community college students themselves who were admitted to schools such as UCLA and Berkeley through the transfer process.

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