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  • UC’s economic impact on California hits new high of $82B annually

    The University is an essential economic engine for the state, supporting over half a million jobs and contributing to the economy in every region. 

  • UC awards $19M in grants to support groundbreaking research to benefit Californians

    UC announces 2021 Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives (MRPI) competition winners.  

  • UC plans for fall 2021 in-person instruction across its 10 campuses

    The University of California announced today (Jan. 11) that it is planning for a return to primarily in-person instruction systemwide starting fall 2021, enabling prospective and current students as well as their families to understand our goal well in advance amid the uncertainties of the pandemic.

  • UC statement on Gov. Newsom’s 2021-2022 budget plan

    Gov. Newsom’s budget provides $136.3 million of new ongoing support to the University of California, including $103.9 million to partly restore the $300.8 million in reductions made last year to UC. The proposal also includes $32.4 million for ongoing targeted investments in other areas, such as expanding access for student mental health services and supporting UC Programs in Medical Education (UC PRIME), which combine specialized coursework and training experiences that allow future physicians to better support underserved populations.

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  • 2021 UC Startup Innovation Challenge

    Open to UC students, alumni, faculty, staff, postdocs and visiting scholars, the challenge offers prize money and connects UC-affiliated startups with investors and support networks. Apply by Nov. 10 at UCInnovationChallenge.org!

  • President Michael Drake portrait

    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.

  • Student next to questions graphic in a screenshot

    How to answer UC's Personal Insight Questions

    About to start the Personal Insight Questions for the UC undergraduate application? Here are some helpful tips on what the questions are about and what they cover.

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    Help keep the University of California affordable

    Today's students deserve the same great UC education as previous generations. Let's grow California together.