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School of Natural Sciences Fast Facts, Rankings & Accolades

 

SCHOOL Demographics 

  • 2,045 Undergraduate Students (2020)
  • 282 Graduate Students (2020)
  • 143 Faculty (2020)
  • 38 Postdoctoral Scholars (2020)
  • 83% of undergraduate students identify as minorities
  • 62% of undergraduate students are female
  • 43% of graduate students are female

 

FAST FACTS

 

UC Merced Demographics
(Fall 2019)

  • 8,847 Total Enrollment
    • 8,151 Undergraduate Student Enrollment
    • 696 Graduate Student Enrollment
  • 74% of undergraduates are First-Generation
  • 46% of female Undergraduate Students are in a STEM-related majors
  • 52% of Hispanic and African American students are in STEM majors

 

UC Merced Rankings

U.S. News & World Report's (USNWR) Best Colleges rankings

  • Top 100  (USNWR)
  • Youngest ever R2 Carnegie designation
  • #1 for Undergraduate Research systemwide
    • 77% of undergraduates at UC Merced conduct research
  • #1 in the UC system for percentage of undergraduates going on to earn master's degrees
  • #1 Amongst Publics for Outperforming Graduation Rates (USNWR)
  • #40 Public Universities (USNWR)