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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.
  • Randy Schekman

    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.

  • Philanthropy class at UCLA

    Learning to give

    UCLA

    UCLA students distribute five-figure grants to 4 local nonprofits.
  • An audacious mission in Africa

    Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

    Haas MBA grad aims to transform a continent through education.
  • Middle school students create college prep mobile apps

    College prep via app design

    UC Irvine

    Coached by UC Irvine students, middle school teams learn STEM skills by creating educational smartphone games.

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  • 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.

  • Statement from UC President Janet Napolitano on filing Supreme Court brief on DACA

    The University of California today filed a brief in the Supreme Court challenging the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. 

  • UC admits all-time record number of freshmen, transfer students

    The University of California announced today (July 22) that it has offered an all-time record number of incoming students a spot on at least one of its nine undergraduate campuses for the 2019-20 academic year.