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Why I'd Still Choose UC Merced

January 26, 2006

Several students on campus were asked: Why should next year´s class choose UC Merced?

There are so many opportunities and new activities to be a part of at UC Merced. You also get a lot of one-on-one attention from the professors, T.A´s and tutors. There is not another UC where you will find a professor helping students prepare for an exam on a Sunday. The people here are so great; I have found such good friends within the two months I´ve been here. We have the best dorm any school can possibly have!”
- Jas Grewal, Fresno

UC Merced is really different from the other UC campuses because it´s so small. It´s really easy to get the personal attention and help that would otherwise be very difficult at another UC. In other words, you won´t get ‘lost in the crowd’ here. I have had nothing but good experiences with the professor´s and the staff, it seems like everyone sees that it is just as much their responsibility that you succeed here, as it is your own.”
- Andrew Mamalis, Manteca

UC Merced was not my top choice. I visited the campus and researched facts and information, but I did not want to go here. My mom pushed me to go here and now I am glad. Not only is it full of academic opportunities, but it is nice to go to a smaller school where everyone knows everyone so you are not just another face in the crowd.”
- Nicky Cruz, Davis

UC Merced classes are instructed by some of the best professors in the world. We are a growing campus so students have an opportunity to be in smaller classes in comparison to other campuses. Because we are a new campus, UC Merced also gives incoming students the opportunity to be the founders of their own clubs and to introduce new traditions.”
- Christina Perez, Merced

To be part of a new legacy. To build upon the efforts of those from before, which will improve the foundation for those in the future.”
- Joshua Bolin, Yuba City