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    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.

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    President Obama at UC Irvine Commencement 2014

    President Barack Obama spoke at UC Irvine's commencement celebration at Angel Stadium.
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    Nobelist Schekman on the value of public higher ed

    Nobel laureate Randy Schekman is a UC Berkeley professor and a UCLA alumnus. From the pinnacle of achievement, Schekman credits public higher education as the foundation of his success. Schekman will participate in UC's Graduate Research Day, calling for more student support.

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  • UC temporarily adjusts admissions requirements to help students, families in wake of COVID-19

    The University of California acted last night (March 31) to implement temporary measures which relax undergraduate admissions requirements for students looking to enroll at UC for fall 2020 and future years as applicable. These measures will help mitigate some of the extraordinary challenges students and their families face in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • UC empowers youth vote with civic engagement campaign and access to polls systemwide

    College-aged voters are poised to be a major force in America’s 2020 elections — if they show up. This election season, the University of California is engaging this powerful voting bloc and making it easier for them to vote. 

  • Apply now: Champion student success by becoming the next Student Regent

    The University of California Board of Regents is searching for the next student representative to serve on UC’s governing body. The Student Regent is a full voting member of the board, representing students across the university’s 10-campus system. This impactful role brings the voice of the student to every issue and decision before the board.

  • University of California statement on filing of amicus briefs in support of DACA

    On September 27, 2019, the Regents of the University of California filed a brief in the Supreme Court challenging the Trump administration’s decision to rescind DACA. Since then, hundreds of corporations, national security experts, colleges and universities, and members of Congress, among others, have filed amicus, or “friend of the court,” briefs in support of DACA.