Honors & awards

Female student at Hedrick Hall

UC shines in new rankings for social mobility, contributing to the public good

All nine undergraduate campuses stand out for social mobility, research and public service.

Biochemistry student

UC campuses rank as the world’s top universities — for academics and alumni earnings

The University of California stands out again this year as a powerhouse for research and student success.

Dellara Gorjian with elected officials at the Capitol

UC president honors student leadership on DACA, representation in science

UCLA’s Dellara Gorjian and UC Merced’s Radio Bio were honored for outstanding public service at the July 30 UC Regents meeting.

Times Higher Ed UC Merced ranking text with student standing outside in UC Merced T-shirt next to it

UC Merced rises to No. 3 in young university rankings

The campus — with less than two decades under its belt — is one of the best universities in the country that is 50 years old or younger.

Kurtis Auguste, MD, a pediatric neurosurgeon, talks with a child in the Pediatric Brain Center at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.

University of California Health children’s hospitals ranked among the nation’s best

All four children’s hospitals of University of California Health were recognized for excellence by U.S. News & World Report. 

UC Berkeley's campanile at dusk

University of California campuses ranked among the best in the nation

UC campuses are among the best in the nation, according to the QS World University Rankings.

Carol Greider

Nobel Prize-winner Carol Greider to join UC Santa Cruz faculty

Known for her pioneering work on telomeres, Greider brings exceptional research and leadership skills to campus.

UC Berkeley AAAS members

Prestigious academies elect 34 UC faculty as new members

The National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences add new UC members to their ranks.

Actors performing in the Central Park Five

Anthony Davis wins Pulitzer Prize for ‘The Central Park Five’ opera

Department of Music distinguished professor is third UC San Diego faculty member to receive prestigious award.

Graduate student in the lab

UC graduate programs among best of the best in new rankings

The 2021 U.S. News & World Report list of best graduate schools finds UC campuses excel across a dazzling variety of fields.