Tuition & Fees

$13,262

$39,944

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

48%

52%

male

female

1
18

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,444
Declined + 7,418
Total Received 18,862
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Public

6,237

undergraduate students

448

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
10%
500-599
36%
400-499
46%
300-399
6%
700-800
3%
600-699
15%
500-599
38%
400-499
40%
300-399
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
33%
400-499
51%
300-399
6%
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School Facts

University of California at Merced, founded in 2005, is a public research institution. Its 815-acre campus is located in Merced, California.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 6,685
Established in 2005
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Merced, CA

815-acre campus in Merced (population: 81,102), served by bus and train. Major airport serves Oakland (120 miles); smaller airport serves Sacramento. Public transportation serves campus.

University of California at Merced
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
32%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
79%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
10%
500-599
36%
400-499
46%
300-399
6%
700-800
3%
600-699
15%
500-599
38%
400-499
40%
300-399
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
33%
400-499
51%
300-399
6%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Common application accepted no
Application deadline November 30
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,444
Declined + 7,418
Total Received 18,862

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Geographical residence
Recommendations
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Encaracion Ruiz
Director of Admissions and Outreach
P: 209 228-4862
F: 209 228-4244
admissions@ucmerced.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $19,291,533
State $44,944,799
Institutional $36,335,000
Other external $1,332,911
Total $101,904,243

Non-need-based

Federal $51,762
State $75,523
Institutional $745,424
Other external $59,454
Total $932,163

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
soccer
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
California Pacific Conference
Mascot
Bobcats
School colors
blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Bioengineering
Biological Engineering/Small Scale Technologies
Biological Engineering/Small Scale Technology
Biological Sciences
Chemical Science
Chemistry/Chemical Biology
Chemistry/Chemical Biology
Cognitive Sciences
Cognitive/Information Sciences
Computer Science/Engineering
Earth Systems Science
Economics
Electrical Engineering/Computer Science
English
Environment Systems
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Systems
History
Interdisciplinary Humanities
Management
Materials Science/Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Health
Quantitative/Systems Biology
Quantitative/Systems Biology
Social Sciences
Sociology
Spanish
World Cultures
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Undergraduate

93%

6,237
students

Female
52%
3,223

Male
48%
3,014

Graduate

7%

448
students

Female
43%
191

Male
57%
257

undergraduateFull-time

98%

6,164
students

Female
52%
3,205

Male
48%
2,959

undergraduatePart-time

2%

73
students

Female
25%
18

Male
75%
55

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
23%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
48%
Hispanic/Latino
13%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

42%

Transfer applicants accepted

8%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.40
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: November 30

Spring: July 31

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

24

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 22
Countries most often represented China
El Salvador
Guatemala
Mexico
The Philippines
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Encarnacion Ruiz
Director of Admissions
209 228-6995
eruiz@ucmerced.edu

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