UC Information

University of California (UC)-Public

The following includes basic information about the UC system compared to other post-secondary California systems.

  • UC’s cost a little more than the CSUs, but are still typically much less expensive than private schools.
  • Entrance requirements/admission criteria include GPA, a rigorous course of study (Advanced Placement, Honors, and Accelerated classes) in respect to other applicants, test scores, extracurricular activities, and four personal insight prompts.
  • UC’s tend to emphasize research and theory.
  • The student can earn a Bachelor’s Degree (BA or BS), which is referred to as a four-year degree.
  • The student can also earn a Master’s Degree (MA or MS) or a Doctorate (Ph.D) at a UC, as well as some professional certifications, such as a teacher’s credential.

Location of the University of California (UC) Campuses

There are currently nine UC campuses open to ingoing freshmen, with all nine campuses having their unique aspects.  To find out the location of each of the nine UC campuses, please click on the following link with a map of California:


Explore the University of California (UC) Campuses

All students should explore any campus before applying to make the most informed decision.  Some of the aspects to consider are:  location, size, clubs/activities/campus life, housing situations, and major/minor offerings.  Please click on the following link to explore the UC campuses:



Apply to one or more of the University of California (UC) Campus(es)

The student must apply to the UC campuses online.  In addition, before starting the application, the student needs to make sure he/she has all the necessary information/documents which include a workable and professional email.



Please click on the following link to apply to the UC campus(es):