All-time record-high number of applicants apply to UC, with Chicano/Latino students comprising largest proportion
UC Office of the President
January 28, 2021
The University of California announced today (Jan. 28) that the system received for fall 2021 admission the highest number of undergraduate applications in its history, even in the midst of a global pandemic. Highlights among California freshmen include a jump in overall applications and surges among African American and Chicano/Latino students, while California Community College transfer applications also grew by an impressive margin.
- Congrats to UC’s 2021 Grad Slam winners!
- Seafloor survey finds thousands of barrels at DDT dumpsite off Los Angeles coast
- Immunotherapy for hard-to-treat cancers ready to move toward clinical trials
- Creating hope with the Dalai Lama
- Anxious about returning to work? Psychologists offer insight and tips
- National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences elect 36 new UC members
- Love it or hate it? Artists on the crypto-art craze
- Why your cat does these 6 things (according to science)
- Organizing for the future of financial aid
- Wildfire smoke linked to skin disease in first-of-its-kind study
- Game on! Tune in to watch UC grad students explain their research in three minutes flat
- How to decarbonize California transportation by 2045
- Team led by UCLA professor wins $7.5 million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE
- The environmental justice league
- One astronaut’s amazing Earth Day — getting ready to pilot a flight to the International Space Station
- New UC Center for Climate Justice launches
- How many T. rexes were there? Billions.
- UC San Diego approves new undergraduate degree in Black Diaspora and African American Studies
- Spotting cows from space
- A path toward clean drinking water for all Californians
April 26, 2021
University of California Health (UCH) announced today (April 26) that it has administered one million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, marking a significant milestone in the fight against a pandemic that has killed more than 60,000 people in California.
April 22, 2021
The University of California today (April 22) shared the details of a proposed policy on COVID-19 vaccination as part of its engagement with its community as it joins the California State University in supporting immunizations as part of an expected return of students, faculty, academic appointees and staff to in-person instruction across the state this fall.
April 20, 2021
University of California President Michael V. Drake, M.D., and UC Board of Regents Chair John A. Pérez released the following statement today (April 20) regarding the Chauvin trial verdict.
April 20, 2021
The University of California today (April 20) announced its second class of UC President’s Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings Fellows, an extraordinary group of 30 young scientists selected from the 10 UC campuses and three national laboratories to attend invitation-only lectures and small seminars with some 40 Nobel laureates from around the world.
Let’s get vaccinated, for our families and communities, says UC President Drake
All of us have a role to play in bringing the pandemic to an end. UC President Michael V. Drake, M.D., explains why the COVID-19 vaccine is the best way we can protect ourselves and the people we love.
Meet the 2021 UC Startup Innovation Challenge Social Impact Prize award winners
The inaugural Social Impact Prize is a $10,000 award in recognition of startups that are driving social change and justice, reducing environmental impacts, or providing access, resources and opportunities to underserved groups through innovation.
A message to the UC community from President Michael V. Drake, M.D.
As Michael V. Drake, M.D., assumes his new role as UC’s 21st president, he sends his greetings and gratitude to the entire university community.