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UC Merced Admissions

UC Merced Bridge Crossing

For more than a decade, UC Merced has educated students from across California, the United States and the world.


Each fall, a select group of the brightest students from all backgrounds choose UC Merced to continue their education. Our campus offers the benefits of a small, private college with the affordability of a public university. Here, you have the opportunity to foster your talents and be part of a tightly knit community of scholars who share the same academic and personal goals.


Graduate studies at UC Merced are built upon the foundational pillars of diversity and interdisciplinarity. The campus is home to a number of innovative research and training centers that offer extraordinary opportunities for our graduate students. We invite you to explore more information about these opportunities and join in the excitement of discovery at UC Merced.