Honors & awards


U.S. News ranks nine UC campuses among world’s best

Magazine's world rankings focus on strength of research activities and reputation.

Campanile, UC Berkeley

UC campuses are top public colleges in World University Rankings

Times Higher Education includes eight UC campuses in its annual list of top universities.

Juan Felipe Herrera

Juan Felipe Herrera is a voice for the people

U.S. poet laureate — a UCLA alumnus and UC Riverside professor emeritus — has been called an 'American original.'

UC among best public, commuter colleges in new rankings

UC Berkeley, UCLA and UC San Diego rated highly by College Factual and Money magazine.

Peidong Yang, 2015 MacArthur Fellow

Chemist Peidong Yang receives MacArthur ‘genius award’

Synthetic leaf project aims to convert sunlight into transportation fuel through photosynthesis.

students and instructor

New York Times calls UC an ‘upward-mobility machine’

Six campuses in top seven spots of College Access Index, which ranks economic diversity.

solar thermal technology

UC ranked among top innovative universities

Reuters places UC system 13th in its top 100 list of most innovative universities around the globe.

student reads book near Berkeley Campanile

U.S. News gives high ratings to UC campuses

UC dominates list of best public universities — Berkeley, UCLA, Santa Barbara, Irvine and San Diego counted among top 10, followed closely by Davis at 11.

Alice Waters, Vicki Lynn Ruiz, Fedwa Malti-Douglas

UC luminaries to receive National Humanities Medal

Food activist and scholars are among 10 honored for their work elevating the human experience.

young men examine small tech device

UC campuses ranked high for entrepreneurship

AffordableSchools.net named five UC campuses to its top 50 Most Entrepreneurial Schools in America.