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Top 100 college in the nation

School of Engineering Demographics  (Fall 2021)

  • 2,369 Undergraduate Engineering Students
    • 19% Women (UG engineering students)
    • 57% URM (1360 underrepresented minority)
  • 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.
  • Ethnicities (UG):
    • 49% Hispanic
    • 26% Asian 
    • 11% White
    • 4% African-American/Black
    • 5% International
    • 4% Multi-ethnic
    • <1% American Indian/Pacific Islander

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 (UG):
    • 54% Hispanic
    • 19% Asian 
    • 11% White
    • 4% African-American/Black
    • 9% International
    • 3% Multi-ethnic
    • <1% American Indian/Pacific Islander

School of Engineering Faculty (2021)

  • 72 ladder-rank faculty (27% Women)
  • 23 Professors (32%)
  • 20 Associate Professors (28%)
  • 29 Assistant Professors (40%)
  • 1 National Academy of Engineers Member
  • 14 NSF Career Awardees
  • 3 Other Federal Young Investigator Awardees
  • 2 Endowed Professorships
  • $18.6 million dollars in research awards (2020-21)

School of Engineering Rankings

U.S. News & World Report Rankings

 

UC Merced Rankings

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

  • Top 100 National Universities Three Years Running (USNWR)
  • #5 for creating social mobility (USNWR, 2023)
  • #13 for economic diversity  (USNWR, 2023)
  • #15 California Universities (USNWR, 2023)
  • #15 R2 Nationally (USNWR, 2023)
  • TOP 25 | #23 among public universities (Washington Monthly, 2022)
  • TOP 25 | #25 Global Most Innovative (World Universities with Real Impact, 2022)
  • TOP 50 | #42 Overall Public Universities (USNWR, 2023)
  • TOP 50 |  #49 Nationally (Washington Monthly, 2022)
  • TOP 100 | #97 Overall National Universities (USNWR)
  • TOP 100 | #80 Best Colleges by Value (Money Magazine, 2022)

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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