Annual: In State $11,442, Out of State $28,992
UC Irvine is part of the University of California System.
UC Irvine was the first public university to create an official Esports program and is regarded as one of the best and most comprehensive in the world. The vision for the Esports program was born in the summer of 2015. With a successful Computer Game Science major, a thriving gaming community, and a history of elite competition, UCI is a natural place for Esports to thrive. Working with student leaders, faculty, UCI’s gaming community and forward-thinking administration, the Esports program was announced in the spring of 2016. On September 23, 2016, the UC Irvine Esports Arena powered by iBUYPOWER was opened, and UC Irvine offered scholarships to its first League of Legends teams.
You can read an open letter to prospective applicants here.
UC Irvine currently has two teams for League of Legends and Overwatch, with scholarships available for $6000 for varsity teams and $1000 for junior varsity teams. Teams have full support staff including coaches, managers, and analysts.