Welcome to UC Merced

Welcome to UC Merced — a top-50 public university with a national profile for raising up the largest proportion of first-generation, undocumented and underrepresented students of any UC.

We are ranked by U.S. News as no. 1 in the county for outperforming expected graduation rates, no. 1 for students receiving need-based financial aid and no. 7 for creating social mobility.

We are a Carnegie Research 2 institution — the second-highest classification for American research universities and the youngest institution to be so designated — and US News ranks us no. 11 nationally for quality of undergraduate instruction.

We have earned an international reputation for sustainability — no. 1 in the world for sustainable buildings and tied at no. 1 for sustainability research, according to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, and no. 6 in the country on the Sierra Club’s “cool schools” list.

UC Merced sits at the Gateway to Yosemite National Park, where we have longstanding partnerships and research facilities, and in the heart of California’s multicultural Central Valley.

Enjoy your tour!

Chancellor Juan Sánchez Muñoz

UC Merced Campus Tours

Take a 360-Virtual Tour

Take a 360-degree tour of UC Merced. Scroll up, down and side-to-side to explore our campus, including classroom buildings, housing, library, recreation areas, student services buildings and vernal pools. You can even tour Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada Research Institute’s Yosemite Field Station in Wawona.