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UC Merced Admissions, Undergraduate:
- Submit an Inquiry Form
- Visit: admissions.ucmerced.edu
- Call: 209-228-7178
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Find a UC Merced Regional Admissions Advisor near you for help with the admissions process.
Juan Carlos López
Southern California: East Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Coachella Valley, Imperial Valley and Southern San Diego.
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Major in college: History/Education
Fun fact about me: I like to read historical novels on my free time.
Why I love UC Merced: UC Merced is a great place for opportunities; research, connection with innovators, creators and thinkers. It a place for student to grow and flourish in their career outcomes. Most of all UC Merced offers a tranquil environment to study and receive a quality UC Merced education.
Southern California: Orange County, Northern San Diego, Los Angeles County, and Other.
Hometown: Eagle Rock, CA
Major in college: Political Science
Fun fact about me: I was once on Nickelodeon and HBO shows.
Why I love UC Merced: UC Merced is GREEN from the ground up! Sustainability is the guiding principle in the campus' design, planning and operations.
Southern California: Los Angeles County, North Orange County, and Ventura County
Hometown: Valencia, CA
Major in college: Sociology
Fun fact about me: I am a proud alumna of UC Merced and I studied abroad in London, England.
Why I love UC Merced: I love UC Merced because of all the opportunities it has to offer it's students. I am so proud to be an alumna of this amazing university!
Northern California: Alameda, San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Contra Costa, Marin, Sonoma, Solano, Placer, Yolo, Sacramento and Other
Hometown: Sunnyvale, CA
Major in college: Theatre with a Dance emphasis
Fun fact about me: I am actively involved in musical theatre when I'm not traveling for work. I also won Lip Sync Battle on a recent cruise to Mexico.
Why I love UC Merced: UC Merced is committed to creating and fostering a community of diverse students, faculty and staff. Our students are able to learn and achieve success in a small intimate setting similar to a private school, with the prestige and resources that comes with being a member of The University of California. Along with that comes the fact that our students continue to play a key role in pioneering and shaping our university’s growth for future generations to experience and enjoy. There is a lot of pride in UC Merced and its anticipated growth from the community at large.
North Central Valley: Calaveras, Merced, Madera, Mariposa, Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Tuolumne
Hometown: Merced, CA
Major in college: Economics, Political Science and History
Fun fact about me: I perform live jazz music on the saxophone.
Why I love UC Merced: I love UC Merced because all the staff and faculty I’ve met on and off campus are passionate individuals about help our students thrive. I also love how the campus and the community of Merced host events together downtown at the Art Kamangar Center and the Multicultural Arts Center.
Maria Martinez Madrigal
South Valley: Fresno, King, Kern, and Tulare
Hometown: Stockton, CA
Major in college: Communicative Disorders
Fun fact about me: I enjoy treasure hunting and walking my dogs.
Why I love UC Merced: I love UC Merced because the opportunities students will find with our MACES Center and the partnership with NASA. That partnership gives our undergraduate students an opportunity to receive training from NASA, hold internships and work on NASA related research. These students have the potential to become future NASA researchers or astronauts!
Transfer Admissions Advisors
South Central Valley: Merced, Madera, Fresno, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare, Lemoore, Coalinga, Firebaugh
Hometown: Long Beach, CA
Major in college: Psychology
Fun fact about me: I own a donut shop!
Why I love UC Merced: UC Merced has given me an endless amount of opportunities to explore different fields of education and for that, I am grateful to give back to my alma mater. Not only did I meet the greatest people on campus, I gained great mentors who have helped me build my career and supported me professionally.
Bay Area: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Mateo, Solano, Sonoma
Hometown: Merced, CA
Major in college: Psychology
Fun fact about me: I love stand up paddle boarding (SUP)!
Why I love UC Merced: UC Merced is a place with tremendous heart; our staff, faculty and students are some of the most compassionate and hardworking individuals. The amount of support and resources available to help individuals grow, dream, succeed and pursue the unknown is just incredible. You can feel it the moment you step on campus that UC Merced is the start of something new, something extraordinary— and that’s what I love the most.
North Central Valley: Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced
Hometown: Dinuba, CA
Major in college: Literature and Cultures
Fun fact about me: I graduated as part of the first graduating class at UC Merced in 2009. Away from Admissions I’ve been dancing Zumba Fitness® for almost 10 years and I enjoy playing Ukulele, singing and backpacking.
Why I love UC Merced: What I love about UC Merced is that students, faculty and staff have a choice and chance to create and make a difference at UC Merced instead of “just being another face in the crowd.