With all of our Men & Women sports in the NAIA, come watch, compete, and cheer as a Bobcat!
Experience the most ethnically and culturally diverse student body in the UC system.
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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.
94% of financial aid applicants receive some form of aid. The average amount of scholarships and grants awarded: $17,577.
State-of-the art facilities and a commitment to environmental sustainability encourage hands-on learning in the classroom and beyond.
File your application to UC Merced from November 1-30.


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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