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  • 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.

  • President Obama speaking at the UC Irvine commencement ceremony

    President Obama at UC Irvine Commencement 2014

    President Barack Obama spoke at UC Irvine's commencement celebration at Angel Stadium.

  • Kamala Harris speaking at a podium

    UC in the White House

    UC Newsroom

    As a new federal administration begins to take shape, a growing list of University of California alumni and faculty have been nominated or appointed to positions in the new government — not to mention the first UC alum to serve as vice president.

  • Two students of color working in a lab

    Change is in the air

    UC Santa Barbara

    UC Santa Barbara joins group of 19 universities dedicated to a three-year effort to diversify faculty in STEM fields.

  • Arianna Long portrait

    Arianna’s long path to the stars

    UC Irvine

    An astrophysicist faces the universe’s darkness with help from those around her and from the stars above her.

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Press Releases

  • Young UC scientists to learn from Nobel laureates

    The University of California today (April 20) announced its second class of UC President’s Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings Fellows, an extraordinary group of 30 young scientists selected from the 10 UC campuses and three national laboratories to attend invitation-only lectures and small seminars with some 40 Nobel laureates from around the world.

  • UC statement on the tragic killing of Daunte Wright

    University of California President Michael V. Drake, M.D., issued the following statement today (April 13):

    Sunday’s killing of Daunte Wright is yet another senseless tragedy that tears at our hearts and reopens deep wounds. Even as Americans follow the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, this latest horror vividly conjures the trauma and heartbreak of the killing of George Floyd just a few miles away. And so many, too many, others.

  • UC advocates for Congress, Biden administration to invest in college affordability with Double the Pell campaign

    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.

  • All-time record-high number of applicants apply to UC, with Chicano/Latino students comprising largest proportion

    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.

  • Aggie voices
    Spotlight on the UC Davis student experience — from the student's point of view.