UC Merced -- the newest campus in the distinguished University of California system -- is a growing and thriving research institution. The first American university built in the 21st century, UC Merced provides...
UC Merced -- the newest campus in the distinguished University of California system -- is a growing and thriving research institution. The first American university built in the 21st century, UC Merced provides a stimulating environment where everyone plays a role in the campus's success. Located in the northern San Joaquin Valley near world-famous Yosemite National Park, UC Merced is strategically positioned to enhance economic opportunity, increase educational attainment and quality of life throughout the region.
UC Merced seeks innovative individuals who possess a strong work ethic and want to contribute their talents and expertise to support the campus as it continues to evolve. Along with generous compensation and benefits, we offer many opportunities for personal growth, professional development and advancement. At UC Merced, everyone makes a difference, and we encourage you to be a part of our exciting future.
The University of California’s Merced campus believes that encouraging
learning, discovery and engagement are key to producing students who are
successful in their future. This research campus also seeks to tie nature
to learning, demonstrated by its aim to become the greenest campus in the
The university offers a variety of academics with nearly 20 undergraduate
majors like Literature and Cultures, Physics and Sociology. There are
also over 20 minors available, as well as a handful of options for
Admissions require that students have completed the required ACT Plus
Writing Test or the SAT Reasoning Test. A 3.0 GPA or better is also
required. The admissions policy reviews not only these numbers, but other
academic accomplishments, any demonstrated leadership potential or
service, academic participation, talents, experiences and interests.
Tuition for any university can be costly, but the University of
California—Merced offers financial aid in grants, federal and private
loans, need- or merit-based scholarships and work-study. To apply for
financial aid, students should submit a FAFSA, complete the University of
California Application of Admissions and Scholarships and the Cal Grant
GPA Verification form.
With over 100 clubs and organizations at the University of
California—Merced, student life is always active. And, with Yosemite
National park just a couple of hours from campus, students have many
opportunities for relaxation and exploration beyond the classroom.