For California

As the state’s premier research university, we are devoted to improving the lives of Californians in everything we do.

We have your back

From delivering high-quality education and health care to making the research breakthroughs that launch new industries, the University of California is here for you.

Few threats to humanity are as urgent as the climate crisis

UC has declared a climate emergency. Across our campuses, hundreds of researchers are working to help California and the world move away from fossil fuels and develop scalable solutions to drought, wildfire and the other catastrophic impacts of a warming planet.

See how we’re shrinking our carbon footprint

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College affordability

UC and the UC Student Association are pressing Congress to double the maximum award that low-income students receive for college through the Pell Grant program.

35%
UC undergrads with Pell Grants
77%
Average college costs covered by Pell Grants in 1980
28%
Average college costs covered by Pell Grants today
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Health care is a basic human right

Through the UC Prime program, we're working to ensure that California doctors reflect the full diversity of the state, and that every California community has access to high-quality care.

Learn more about UC’s health care enterprise

UC’s historic mobilization against COVID

The COVID pandemic sparked an unprecedented mobilization of health care and research across the university, from identifying the first U.S. case of community transmission to participating in clinical trials for vaccines. We’ll stay in the fight as long as it takes to protect the UC community and the people of California.

Explore a timeline of UC’s pandemic response

Research that creates a better future

UC’s $6B research enterprise is one of the world’s largest. Discoveries made by our faculty and researchers launched some of California’s most iconic industries. Today, we’re spurring the next wave of economic growth through leading edge research in computer science, nanotechnology, clean energy, neuroscience, genomics and more.

UC creates 5 new inventions a day

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