The parts of UC


Nine UC campuses offer undergraduate and graduate education; one (UCSF) is graduate/professional only. Other educational centers reach across California and beyond.

All UC campuses use the same undergraduate application.


Learn more about the undergraduate application

Medical centers

UC’s medical centers provide broad access to top-ranked specialized care, support clinical teaching programs, and develop new therapies. For news about UC breakthroughs and health initiatives, visit UC Health.



UC medical centers provided $486 million in unreimbursed and charity care last year.

National labs

UC has been involved in managing three national labs for the U.S. Department of Energy since 1943.



Thirteen Nobel laureates were honored while affiliated with the labs. 

Agriculture and Natural Resources

UC’s statewide network of researchers and educators is focused on delivering science-based solutions for priority problems in California agriculture, natural resources and human development. Read the latest UC ANR news.



UC’s Cooperative Extension has agriculture, natural resource, nutrition and youth development advisors based in more than 50 county offices in California.


The Office of the President is the headquarters for the University of California.

Led by UC President Michael V. Drake, M.D., the Office of the President plays a distinct role in helping to shape the overall vision for the university and in carrying out core activities that allow the 10 campuses to function as a single university.



MESA and Puente participants pass the California High School Exit Exam at much higher rates than other students. See more results



UC research produced 1,727 inventions in 2014 — an average of almost five each day.

Professional development

UC’s continuing education programs support thousands of Californians in reaching their professional goals.

For educators

For the legal profession:

For the medical profession:

For everyone



Adult learners take nearly 300,000 courses each year through UC Extension.

Academic publishing and broadcasting

UC helps academics access new avenues to publish their discoveries and share them with the broadest audience possible.