Phycologist Frank Fields in the lab at UC San Diego

Next-gen faculty

How we’re helping today’s students become tomorrow’s college leaders

Award-winning graduate research

See the brilliance on display at UC’s annual Grad Slam contest, including UC Berkeley grad student Justin Lee’s first-place talk on how he’s working to stop COVID by jamming the machinery the virus uses to copy itself. 

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Evelyn Hernandez in the lab
“I love being able to contribute something new to a field, to do something that hasn’t been done.”

Evelyn Hernandez
UCSF Ph.D. student, biochemistry and molecular biology

Man holds up branch on paper in ecology lab at UC Merced

Creating new knowledge

UC’s 29,000 doctoral students are an unrivaled force for innovation.

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Breaking news

UC announces Native American Opportunity Plan

The University of California will ensure that in-state systemwide Tuition and Student Service Fees for California students from federally recognized Native American tribes are fully covered by grants or scholarships under a new plan.

Learn more about UC's Native American Opportunity Plan

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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83% of undergrads come from California

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

56% 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.