Why UC Merced?

UC Merced alumni have earned respect in science, politics, education, engineering, public service… you name the field, and you're likely to find a UC Merced Golden Bobcat there, making his or her dreams come true.

They're uniquely equipped to do so. UC Merced's earliest alumni helped shape the campus during their student years, just as UC Merced influenced the course of their lives. That process — students building up a campus, a university changing the lives of students — continues as UC Merced proceeds into its next exciting phase of growth.

You can jump in and be a part of it.

Stand Out

Make a Difference

Meet Your Goals

  • Stand securely on the foundation of the University of California system — widely recognized as one of the best public higher education choices in the world.
  • Participate in cutting-edge, interdisciplinary academic programs that will build your knowledge base and keep you flexible for the career fields of the 21st century — in industry, or in graduate or professional school.
  • Work with world-renowned professors recognized for groundbreaking discoveries, insights and inventions.
  • Take your place and exchange ideas with qualified students from all over California, the nation and the world.

Balance Your Life

What's Next for You?