Honors & awards

UC Merced Education Dive

UC Merced is ‘University of the Year’

Education Dive recognizes the campus as an innovator in higher education.

Lisa Ranran Hu

Sophomore named to Teen Vogue’s ‘21 Under 21’ for trailblazing film about gender identity

Lisa Ranran Hu’s movie, “Escape,” has challenged the status quo in her home country of China.

Two UC Davis students do a high-five

UC makes the grade for nation’s top green colleges

All nine UC undegraduate campuses included in Princeton Review's Guide to 399 Green Colleges.

Linda Liau photo composite

Nine UC faculty elected to National Academy of Medicine

More than 200 UC-affiliated professionals have received this prestigious honor since 1970.

UC Davis Sarah Stewart headshot

UC’s fresh crop of MacArthur geniuses

UC Davis professor Sarah Stewart — who literally shoots for the moon — is among five new UC-affiliated MacArthur fellows.

Outdoor solar panel charging station with students beneath

UC named a national leader in renewable energy

For the second year in a row, the EPA recognizes the University of California with a Green Power Leadership Award.

Nobel Prize with James Allison photo next to it

UC Berkeley research leads to Nobel Prize-winning immunotherapy

James Allison shares the 2018 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for discoveries he made at UC Berkeley that revolutionized the treatment of cancer.

UC Riverside campus walk

UC campuses rise to the top in new US News & World Report rankings

Each undergrad campus is among the top 75 public universities in the nation, with five in the top 10. 

Caroline Carpenter stands apart from her class

Fire in the belly

Alumna Caroline Carpenter is the first woman to graduate at the top of the Los Angeles Fire Department Academy.

UC San Diego students walk on campus

The college campuses doing the most for the country

UC campuses are at the head of the class when it comes to social mobility, research and public service.

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