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University of California-Merced

Merced, California


University of California-Merced

Public 4 Year

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Estimated Cost

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Financial Aid



5,000 - 9,999

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About University of California-Merced

The University of California, Merced (UC Merced or UCM), is the tenth and newest of the University of California campuses. The public research university is located in the San Joaquin Valley in Merced County, California, just northeast of the city of Merced, and between Modesto, California and Fresno, California. Most UC Merced students are from California with enrollment nearly evenly divided among Southern California, the Central Valley, and Northern California.UC Merced claims to be the only institution in the United States to have all of its buildings on campus to be LEED certified. Its Triple Net Zero Commitment is expected to create zero net landfill waste and zero net greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2020.


Located in Merced, California.

5200 North Lake Road, Merced, CA, 95343-5603, Merced County

University of California-Merced Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2021 Best Colleges in America

#211 of 6828

2021 Best Colleges in California

#23 of 703

2021 Best Public Colleges in California

#11 of 188

Most Popular Majors

The most popular major at University of California-Merced is Biomedical followed by Engineering, Psychology, Social Sciences and Business Management.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from University of California-Merced within four or six years.

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