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SCHOOL Of ENGINEERING
Dave Burk © SOM
DEAN Rakesh Goel
Greetings from the School of Engineering at the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, MERCED. As part of the first American research university founded in the 21st century and the newest in the premier University of California system, the hallmarks of UC Merced’s School of Engineering are innovation, diversity, sustainability and personal interaction. Together, world-class faculty, staff and students are paving the way for cutting-edge and impactful research, aided by interdisciplinary research institutes and centers.
Among many notable firsts, UC Merced and the School of Engineering are part of a coalition, the Fresno-Merced Future of Food Innovation (F3) Coalition, which received the the largest federal grant ever awarded to the Central Valley ($65M), as part of the “Build Back Better” initiative to boost economic recovery after the pandemic.
I am particularly proud be a part of UC Merced and the School of Engineering's bright future. UC Merced remains in the top 100 three years in a row, and ranks No. 42 for overall public universities and No. 15 in R2 universities. UC Merced’s undergraduate engineering program jumped eight spots in U.S. News' best undergraduate engineering program, ranking at No. 123.
UC Merced is truly building the future in the heart of California, and the School of Engineering is proud to be a major part of the university’s success.
BEST UNDERGRADUATE ENGINEERING PROGRAMS, JUMPING 8 SPOTS FROM 2022
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
BEST COLLEGES RANKING 2022
"FASTEST GROWING PUBLIC UNIVERSITY IN THE NATION"
"fastest university to rise in the rankings"
overall for creating social mobility
overall for the economic diversity of its students
overall AMONG R2 UNIVERSITIES
top national universities #93 OVERALL
among public universities
among best undergraduate teaching
a new ranking for uc merced
AMERICA'S TOP COLLEGES
FORBES, DEBUTING AT #119 AMONG PUBLICS
PRINCETON REVIEW'S 2022 "GREEN HONOR ROLL"
TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION'S YOUNG UNIVERSITIES RAKING
SIERRA MAGAZINE "2021 COOL SCHOOLS LIST"
WASHINGTON MONTHLY'S COLLEGE GUIDE AND RANKINGS