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Welcome to University of California, Merced

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Student Housing Update

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fast facts

ranked top 100 university in us news and world report
Ranked Top 100
US News & World Report
ranked 38 for all public universities
RANKED #38
FOR ALL PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES
ranked 4 in social mobility for our students
RANKED #4
IN SOCIAL MOBILITY FOR OUR STUDENTS
75% of students are first generation
75%
OF UC MERCED STUDENTS ARE FIRST-GENERATION

RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Innovative, interdisciplinary research is a cornerstone of UC Merced’s mission. Our San Joaquin Valley home and the nearby Sierra Nevada are living laboratories for studies that yield solutions for the region, California and beyond.

DOYOURPART

As we prepare to return to in-person instruction for fall 2021, our shared goal is to continue to keep our community as healthy as possible. UC Merced is a resilient community that we know will continue to meet this challenge. Staying the course requires a commitment from all of us to do our part to keep the community healthy and safe. Together, we will uphold UC Merced’s mission to excel in research, teaching and service, while demonstrating the concern and care for one another that have been the hallmarks of our campus.

STUDENT LIFE

UC Merced students have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to help create the student life experience for those who will follow. Check out how our students influence UC Merced below.

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RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Innovative, interdisciplinary research is a cornerstone of UC Merced’s mission. Our San Joaquin Valley home and the nearby Sierra Nevada are living laboratories for studies that yield solutions for the region, California and beyond.

ATTEND UC MERCED

Make a difference and leave your mark on the newest UC campus

UNDERGRADUATE

UC Merced is the ideal place for first-year students to begin their academic journey or for transfer students to discover fresh challenges in a unique environment.

FIRST-YEAR ADMISSIONS

TRANSFER ADMISSIONS

GRADUATE

From Quantitative and Systems Biology to Mechanical Engineering and numerous niches between, UC Merced’s 18 graduate programs give students a rewarding path to discovery, achievement and personal growth.

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

MAJORS & MINORS

UC Merced offers 25 majors, 25 minors, and 18 graduate programs taught by more than 450 faculty members, along with visiting professors and lecturers from some of the world's top-ranked universities. The list will grow as the young campus expands enrollment and deepens its academic influence.

SEE ALL MAJORS AND MINORS

EVENTS CALENDAR

Keep up with what’s happening at UC Merced with our interactive calendar. Search for workshops, lectures, professional development opportunities, sports events, and more.

UPCOMING EVENTS

EXPLORE UC MERCED

UC Merced is a community bound by student success, exceptional research, dynamic teaching and commitment to diversity. In this publication, discover current research advancements, delve into student experiences and explore the grounds with an interactive campus map.

Inside UC Merced Publication

Take a tour of the UC Merced campus

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