UC is for people like you. And people not like you.

There’s no such thing as a typical UC student. That’s a big part of what makes UC special. Students come here from all over the world, but they come for one reason: to take on the amazing opportunities that UC offers.

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Freshmen: Get ahead of the game.

What are you waiting for? Here’s everything you need to get your freshman application underway.

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What makes UC unique?

Extraordinary students from across California.

Transfer students: Plan ahead to get ahead.

Already doing great things at community college? With a little preparation, you can turn your hard work into a degree from UC.

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Personal insight questions

Our personal insight questions are about getting a better sense of who you are. Take time to think about your life experience, ambition and inspiration. Then dive in and express yourself freely and openly. It’s just one small part of your application—but it’s a great chance to introduce yourself, and make an impression.

With financial aid, nothing can stop you.

From campus life, to a lifetime of opportunities—a UC degree is worth it. And with our generous financial aid program, everyone has the opportunity to succeed.

Guarantee a spot at UC

Six UC campuses offer guaranteed admission for California community college students who meet specific requirements.