Too little information. Would you be moving from the CC to Merced then to UCD? If that is the case, stay at the CC until you are ready to transfer to UCD, or transfer to Merced and stay there to complete your degree. There is no reason to transfer around that much.A fourth year at a CC (with likely transfer to UCD) or UC Merced? and why you think what you think?
A fourth year at a CC (with likely transfer to UCD) or UC Merced? and why you think what you think?
UC Merced is a brand new school just opened in 2009. It is very difficult to determine the quality of the school yet. However, I think you might have more opportunity to have one-on-one interactions with the professors at Merced than Davis, which could be helpful when you need them to write you LoRs.
It depends on how many credit hours you've been taking each semester at a community college. A friend of mine went to a CC for 6 years to get his associate degree, he was a full time student the whole time. He tried to transfer to a 4 yr university but got turned down twice.