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Academic Distinction

June 25, 2020

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UC Merced’s reputation as a world-class research university continues to grow, as the university rose to No. 3 among U.S. universities in the 2020 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings released this week. The list ranks the best universities in the world that are 50 years old...
UC Merced has been recognized by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) as having the most sustainable buildings in higher education throughout the world. The university took the top spot among 339 campuses...
UC Merced jumped 44 spots from its previous high on the Sierra Club's "Cool Schools" list and is ranked No. 6 in the nation for 2019.
UC Merced has made its way into another top 10 in national rankings, this time jumping up to No. 6 in the Sierra Club’s 2019 “Cool Schools” list. The university jumped 44 spots from its previous high, No. 50 in 2017. This is...
UC Merced ranked No. 8 in the nation in first-generation student performance and performance of students who receive Pell grants in the Washington Monthly 2019 College Guide and Rankings.
UC Merced moved into the top 10 in the country in first-generation student performance in the Washington Monthly 2019 College Guide and Rankings released last week. The university — with more than 73 percent of the undergraduate student population...
UC Merced appeared in The Princeton Review's "Best 385 Colleges" guide for the first time Tuesday.
UC Merced continues to be recognized as one of the top universities in the country, and the campus received another notable accolade Tuesday, making its first appearance in The Princeton Review’s “Best 385 Colleges” guide. The 2020...
UC Merced continues to earn recognition and awards for its sustainability efforts. Last week, the university won four awards at the 16th annual Higher Education Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Best Practice Awards. The awards were presented at...
UC Merced debuted at No. 4 among U.S. universities in the 2019 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings.
UC Merced continues to build on its reputation as a world-class research university, debuting at No. 4 among U.S. universities in the 2019 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings released today. The list ranks the best 351 universities in the...
Professor Hrant Hratchian, with the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology in the School of Natural Sciences, has received a National Science Foundation CAREER award, the 24th recipient from UC Merced. CAREER awards are among the NSF’...
Provost Gregg Camfield
The University of California, Merced, today announced the appointment of longtime faculty member and administrator Gregg Camfield as Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. Camfield has served in the role on an interim basis since the retirement of...
UC Merced has been selected as Education Dive's University of the Year
UC Merced is no stranger to innovation and disrupting traditional modes in higher education. Whether it is funding the university’s Merced 2020 Project through an unprecedented, award-winning public-private partnership or making a...

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