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Why UC Merced?

It's an exciting time to be part of UC Merced.

Besides being a world-class public research university with the feel of a small, private campus, there are a lot of reasons why people are increasingly interested in becoming Bobcats. UC Merced is a special place where intelligent, spirited people gather to learn, grow and reach their highest potentials. Bobcats people who care about each others' success and ability to thrive, and care about the world around them.

UC Merced is a place where nature touches every part of the campus. It's an extremely green place that is, by design, transforming the region economically, academically and environmentally. It's a place where students at all levels have opportunities to stretch themselves intellectually and experientially, in close concert with faculty members who are stars and rising stars in their fields. 

Potential undergraduate students and graduate students are welcome to discover why UC Merced might be the right campus for them.

To get started, view a list of majors and minors or graduate programs offered and learn more about financial aid resources available.

Sign up to take a tour of campus and see it firsthand. Be sure to check out important admission deadlines before you are ready to apply.

Explore UC Merced

UC Merced is the newest campus in the venerable UC system. It's cutting-edge, growing, sustainable, focused on research and community and diverse. It's the start of your future. Come and explore the possibilities at UC Merced.