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Facts, Rankings & Accolades

Top 100 college in the nation

School of Engineering Demographics  (Fall 2020)

  • 2,296 Undergraduate Engineering Students
  • 20% of undergraduate engineering students are women
  • 250 Graduate Engineering Students
    • 209 Ph.D.
    • 41 M.S.
  • 375 Engineering Degrees Awarded (2019-20)
    • 334 B.S.
    • 20 M.S.
    • 21 Ph.D.

UC Merced Demographics
(Fall 2020)

  • 9,018 Total Enrollment
    • 8,276 Undergraduate Student Enrollment
    • 742 Graduate Student Enrollment
  • 73% of Undergraduates are First-Generation
  • Ethnicities:
    • 50% Hispanic
    • 24% Asian 
    • 10% White
    • 7% African-American/Black
    • 7% International
    • 4% 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

  • Top 100 by US News and World Report (USNWR)
  • #1 in the nation for outperforming expected graduation rates
  • #3 US Universities by Times Higher Ed Young University Rankings
  • #5 in the nation for social mobility
  • #40 Top Public Schools 
  • #13 among public universities for Best Undergraduate Teaching
  • #11 among public universities and No. 1 in the UC for student participation in undergraduate research and creative projects
  • #27 among public universities for alumni giving rate
  • #77 in Most Innovative universities
  • #97 Overall amongst public and private institutions, climbing 68 spots in four years (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

  • #6 in the nation for sustainability; a jump of 44 spots from #50 in 2017

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