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UC Merced Makes Princeton Review ‘Green Honor Roll,’ Remains Consistent on International Young University Rankings

UC Merced’s superb sustainability and environmental reputation continue to be a powerhouse, with The Princeton Review placing the campus among only three UCs on its ‘2022 Green Honor Roll.’ The campus also remains on the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings at No.3.

UC Merced Admissions for California Freshmen, Underrepresented Students and Transfers on the Rise

Following an unprecedented year the University of California announced that its campuses made record-breaking admissions offers to the fall 2021 incoming class.

On top of a record number of transfer applications this year, UC Merced's transfer student admission has risen to 3,087, a 48.4% increase from the 2,080 students accepted in 2020.

UC Merced Moves Up Eight Spots on International Young University Rankings

UC Merced continues to demonstrate academic success, as it was announced today (June 23) that the university ascended to No. 57 on the international 2021 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings, moving up eight places from last year.

This year’s list included 475 of the best universities founded since 1971. Among the young U.S. universities, the campus remained stable from last year’s rankings at No. 3.

UC Merced Receives Largest Philanthropic Gift in Campus History

Philanthropist and author MacKenzie Scott and her husband, Dan Jewett, have made the most significant gift to the University of California, Merced, in the university’s 16-year history.

Scott announced the $20 million gift in a blog post June 15. In all, the couple donated $2.74 billion to 286 organizations, including nonprofits and groups working to combat racial discrimination. UC Merced is the only University of California campus to receive a gift in the couple’s generous giving history.

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