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.
In the News
The New York Times
January 30, 2021
UC Davis is providing free testing, masks and quarantine housing to tens of thousands of people who live nearby.
Inside Higher Ed
December 7, 2020
A federal judge ordered the Trump administration to begin accepting new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and otherwise restore the program.
The Washington Post
December 4, 2020
‘Dreamers’ will be allowed to apply for protection after a judge rules that the DHS order was not valid.
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February 9, 2021
University of California Health (UCH) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) are launching an innovative data modeling consortium to ensure public health policy makers have timely, relevant analysis and insights to support pandemic-related decision making.
February 8, 2021
The University of California announced today (Feb. 8) that it is launching the Double the Pell campaign to urge Congress and the new federal administration to charter a more affordable pathway to higher education for America’s students and families.
January 20, 2021
University of California President Michael V. Drake, M.D., released the following statement today (Jan. 20) in response to President Biden’s executive order reinstating the U.S. to the Paris climate accord.
January 19, 2021
The University is an essential economic engine for the state, supporting over half a million jobs and contributing to the economy in every region.
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