Imagine the possibilities, imagine the opportunities …
Imagine yourself at UC Merced!
Welcome to this immersive online experience for Fall 2020 admitted students and their families. We created this landing page especially for you, so you have a chance to virtually visit the newest University of California campus. Through this site, you can access a wealth of information and answers to questions admitted students often ask. We understand that a campus visit is often a big part of the decision-making experience for admitted students. So, we wanted to provide a resource to try to give you a sense of not just the physical layout of the university, but also who we are as a campus community. We are thrilled you are looking at UC Merced as your college destination! Here are just a few benefits our Bobcats enjoy: • A world class education: Work closely with outstanding faculty in academic areas that intersect disciplines and invite exploration and innovation. • New facilities and state-of-the-art labs: Our newly built residence halls, academic buildings and student activity spaces create a bright and modern living, learning and dining experience. • Robust and expanding student life options: Join one of more than 200 clubs and organizations or embrace that pioneering spirit and start your own; take advantage of Bobcat Compass, a first year student success initiative; become a part of one of our athletic teams, sport clubs or intramural sport teams and swim in the brand new eight-lane swimming pool suitable for intercollegiate competition. You can also seek adventure and take in natural wonders through the Outdoor Experience Program. And that’s just the beginning! Read on to learn more about our inclusive and supportive campus community and the opportunities that abound at UC Merced.
CAMPUS ON THE RISE
U.S. News & World Report 2020 Best Colleges rankings
TOP PUBLIC UNIVERSITY - up 23 spots from 2019 -
AMONGST PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES - up 32 spots from 2019 -
STUDENT OUTCOMES, OUTPERFORMING EXPECTED GRADUATION RATES, PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS RECEIVING NEED-BASED AID