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: 25,417

Admits: 18,456

Overall admit rate: 72.6%

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Transfer admit stats

Applicants: 3,940

Admits: 2,060

Overall admit rate: 52%

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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