How aspiring scholars find their path

UC offers more than 600 graduate programs, each preparing students to be leaders in their chosen fields. Students can earn a Ph.D in aerospace engineering or an MFA in digital arts and new media. Biostatistics or Buddhist studies? Etymology or epidemiology?

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Ana Guererro in cap and gown
“Many times we don’t take chances because we may not believe in our abilities, but you don’t need to have it all figured out. You just need to be open to learning along the way, making mistakes and reaching out.”

Ana Guerrero, Ph.D.
Education, UC Santa Barbara

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California’s force for innovation

UC’s 64,000 graduate students are some of the brightest minds on our campuses, tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges. They launch dozens of startups and create roughly 600 inventions per year.

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Breaking news

UC announces $15M in climate innovation awards

The grants are part of a $185M partnership between the state of California and UC to tackle the climate crisis.

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Explore the UC story through data

See detailed metrics on student enrollment, graduation rates, alumni outcomes and more about the University.

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82% of undergrads come from California

2 out of 3 California students who applied last year got in.

55% of California undergrads pay no tuition

UC has one of the strongest financial aid programs in the nation. 

86% of undergrads earn a diploma

Most students complete their studies in just over four years.