El Estoque

When every word counts: new changes in UC prompts gather mixed reactions

When every word counts: new changes in UC prompts gather mixed reactions

Ilena Peng

May 18, 2016

our prompts, 1,400 words. Starting next year, this is how each University of California applicants will get to express what they’ve learned from their 17 or 18 years of life experiences. College essays have become synonymous with college applications. But recently, the UC system changed its college...

State of Learning

Kiranmayi Methuku

May 29, 2012

University of California campuses seem to have discovered a new way to compensate for the budget crisis. For the 2012-2013 school year, nearly twice as many out-of-state freshmen were admitted than two years ago. While California residents pay $13,200 for tuition, out-of-state students have to pay almo...

UC ups their price tag; students, start the college hunt

UC ups their price tag; students, start the college hunt

Stephanie Chang

August 25, 2011

Due to the recent 9.6 percent UC tuition increase—an added $1,086 per year—effective this fall, California has erupted in a frenzy of protesting—sit-outs, walk-outs, strikes, and mini-riots from students, parents and staff alike. It’s hard not to sympathize; many of us students at this school have been...

Cal cuts

Cal cuts

Deepa Kollipara

October 31, 2009

Budget cuts forces UC Berkeley to remove 600 in-state admission spots Read More »...