Conduct hands-on research and work closely with world-class faculty! UC Merced is ranked #1 for STEM graduates in the UC system & #15 in the nation.
Experience the most ethnically and culturally diverse student body in the UC system.
With all of our Men & Women sports in the NAIA, come watch, compete, and cheer as a Bobcat!
87% of financial aid applicants receive some form of aid, and 82% received grants or scholarships!
Have questions about your UC Application? Chat with our admissions reps from noon until midnight on Nov. 23 & Nov. 30!
Modern facilities and a commitment to environmental sustainability encourage hands-on learning in the classroom and beyond.


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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