UCLA’s Latino founder

Without the legislative efforts of Reginaldo Francisco del Valle, Los Angeles' first publicly-funded institution of higher learning would not have been built.

He also fought to preserve California as a fully bilingual state

Reginaldo Francisco del Valle in a bowler hat, 1913
Yvette Gullatt portrait
What it means to be a Hispanic-Serving Institution

UC was created to serve the people of the Golden State — and that means reflecting the changing demographics of all those who call California home.

Read the Q&A with UC Vice Provost Yvette Gullatt

Assorted, diverse students walking on the UC Berkeley campus
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With nine undergraduate campuses to choose from, there are endless possibilities. Consider applying to more than one — a single application makes it a snap.

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Breaking news

UC admits a record number of California students for fall 2023

UC has admitted a record number of California freshmen for fall 2023, including the largest class of underrepresented freshman students in University history. Overall, UC admitted 157,446 applicants.

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Explore the UC story through data

See detailed metrics on student enrollment, graduation rates, alumni outcomes and more about the University.

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82% of undergrads come from California

2 out of 3 California students who applied last year got in.

54% of California undergrads pay no tuition

UC has one of the strongest financial aid programs in the nation. 

86% of undergrads earn a diploma

Most students complete their studies in just over four years.