Don't go to University of California-Irvine in HUMANITIES! Read this!
As a PhD student in the humanities, I must warn you not to come to a University of California campus, ESPECIALLY UC-Irvine. Our French Department has been on Suspension, so there is no more point in studying Comparative Literature here. The Department is still trying to recruit students, but DON'T BELIEVE THEIR LIES!! There's no more funding here and your experience will be atrocious, mark my words.
Do ANYTHING but go to a University of California campus!! This state cannot recover from its economic crisis, unfortunately.