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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.

  • President Obama at UC Irvine commencement

    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.

  • Study abroad still fresh at 50

    UC Newsroom

    UC Education Abroad Program introduces shorter sessions to increase accessibility for students yearning for the study abroad experience.
  • Largest campus climate survey to launch

    UC Newsroom

    In the nation's most extensive such survey, UC will ask students, faculty and staff about their experiences with diversity and inclusion at work and on campus.
  • Meng So

    A campus voice for the undocumented

    UC Berkeley

    Meng So's life experiences inform his work as UC Berkeley’s Undocumented Student Program coordinator, the only position of its kind at any university in the country.

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  • University of California Board of Regents unanimously approved changes to standardized testing requirement for undergraduates

    The University of California Board of Regents today (May 21) unanimously approved the suspension of the standardized test requirement (ACT/SAT) for all California freshman applicants until fall 2024. The suspension will allow the University to create a new test that better aligns with the content the University expects students to have mastered for college readiness. However, if a new test does not meet specified criteria in time for fall 2025 admission, UC will eliminate the standardized testing requirement for California students.

  • UC President Napolitano statement on May revision to Gov. Newsom’s budget

    The University of California recognizes the unprecedented challenges California is facing in the wake of COVID-19 and regrets that Gov. Newsom was put into a position to steeply reduce the University’s budget in response to the State’s dramatically diminished revenues. Regardless, UC stands with the governor and the legislature to help lift the State out of this economic crisis.

  • 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.