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UC Merced finally gets some respect in rankings of nation's best colleges

UC Merced finally gets some respect in rankings of nation's best colleges

The University of California’s youngest, smallest and least-prestigious campus finally got some big-time respect, when a closely watched list of the nation’s best universities included UC Merced for the first time.

Long considered the campus of last resort for UC-bound students, UC Merced ranked 152nd among 298 national universities reviewed by U.S. News & World Report. All of UC’s nine undergraduate campuses made the list, topped by UC Berkeley as the nation’s best public university,...

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