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Facts, Rankings & Accolades

Top 100 college in the nation

School of Engineering Demographics  (Fall 2021)

  • 2,371 Undergraduate Engineering Students
  •   10% Women (UG engineering students)
  • 262 Graduate Engineering Students
    • 228 Ph.D.
    • 34 M.S.
  • 490 Engineering Degrees Awarded (2020-21)
    • 428 B.S.
    • 39 M.S.
    • 23 Ph.D.

UC Merced Demographics
(Fall 2021)

  • 9,093 Total Enrollment
    • 8,321 Undergraduate Student Enrollment
    •   772 Graduate Student Enrollment
  • 71% of Undergraduates are First-Generation
  • Ethnicities:
    • 54% Hispanic
    • 19% Asian 
    • 11% White
    • 4% African-American/Black
    • 9% International
    • 3% Multi-ethnic
    • <1% American Indian/Pacific Islander

 

School of Engineering Faculty (2020)

  • 72 ladder-rank faculty
  • 23 Professors (32%)
  • 20 Associate Professors (28%)
  • 29 Assistant Professors (40%)
  • 1 National Academy of Engineers Member
  • 13 NSF Career Awardees
  • $11.1 million dollars in research awards (2019-20)
  • 3 Other Federal Young Investigator Awardees
  • 2 Endowed Professorships

School of Engineering Rankings

U.S. News & World Report Rankings

 

UC Merced Rankings

U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges Rankings

  • Rising 72 spots in just 4 years to Top 100 (USNWR).
  • Top 20 | No. 18 among R2s (USNWR)
  • Top 20 | No. 17 Best Public Undergraduate Teaching (USNWR)
  • Top 40 | No. 38 among publics (USNWR)
  • Top 100 | No. 93 Overall (USNWR)
  • Top 100 | No. 57 Most Innovative Schools (USNWR)
  • No. 3 Young University (Times Higher Ed)
  • No. 4 for social mobility (USNWR)

 

Sustainability

AASHE Sustainable Campus Index

  • #1 in the nation for sustainable buildings
  • #1 (tied) in the nation for sustainable research

Sierra Club's Cool Schools

  • No. 7 Top Ten “Cool School,” Sierra magazine ‘2021 Cool Schools’ list

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