Our Mission


The University of California, Merced, Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools and Colleges exists to provide guidance and support to prospective students and their parents, educators, counselors and the general public as we recruit, admit and cultivate a student body that characterizes the University of California, Merced’s Principles of Community.

Through inclusive opportunities and access, we seek to welcome students who will contribute to and celebrate the diversity of our campus, realize their potential to positively impact the community and world, and foster their own and the University’s spirit of research and innovation.