Conduct hands-on research and work closely with world-class faculty! UC Merced holds the #1 rank for STEM graduates in the UC system & #15 in the nation.
State-of-the art facilities and a commitment to environmental sustainability encourage hands-on learning in the classroom and beyond.
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Experience the most ethnically and culturally diverse student body in the UC system.
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With all of our Men & Women sports in the NAIA, come watch, compete, and cheer as a Bobcat!
94% of financial aid applicants receive some form of aid. The average amount of scholarships and grants awarded: $17,577.
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We are delighted that you are exploring the University of California’s newest campus. UC Merced continues to grow and serve a growing number of undergraduate and graduate students from the San Joaquin Valley, the state, the nation and the world.

We hope that you will find everything you need to know about applying for admission to UC Merced and that you will find our state-of-the-art campus is a great choice in helping you make your educational dreams a reality. 

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The campus will now develop a short-list of teams to which the request for proposals will be...
Chancellor Dorothy Leland and UC President Janet Napolitano spent time in Yosemite last week with students.A two-day visit to Yosemite...
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