UC Merced

UC Merced is nestled in the breathtaking backdrop of California’s San Joaquin Valley. As California’s newest base for advanced research, the facilities are second-to-none. That’s not to mention the greatest natural research facility of all—nearby Yosemite National Park.

We’re young, and growing fast, attracting people from all over the world. Our 8,000 students study across a range of disciplines: Engineering, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts.

There’s an impressive number of clubs and organizations too. Every corner of the campus has this positive, punchy atmosphere — you’ll feel right at home from the second you step on to campus.

Freshman admit stats

Applicants: 29,914

Admits: 27,046

Overall admit rate: 90.4%

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Transfer admit stats

Applicants: 4,220

Admits: 2,673

Overall admit rate: 63%

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Admissions contact information


University of California, Merced

5200 N. Lake Road

Merced, CA 95343

(209) 228-4400

Office of Admissions

(209) 228-7178

Campus Tours
(209) 228-6316
tours@ucmerced.edu

Financial Aid
(209) 228-7178
finaid@ucmerced.edu

Housing
(209) 228-4663
housing@ucmerced.edu

Registrar
(209) 228-7178
registrar@ucmerced.edu

Student Accessibility Service
(209) 228-6996
access@ucmerced.edu   

Students First Center

(209) 228-7178
studentsfirst@ucmerced.edu

Transfer Admissions
(209) 228-7178
transfer@ucmerced.edu

Transfer, Returning and Veterans Programs  
(209) 228-7178
TRV@ucmerced.edu 

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