Tuition & Fees

$13,598

$41,612

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

49%

51%

male

female

1
20

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 15,492
Declined + 5,396
Total Received 20,888
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Public

6,815

undergraduate students

521

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
30%
400-499
47%
300-399
13%
200-299
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
10%
500-599
37%
400-499
43%
300-399
8%
700-800
1%
600-699
5%
500-599
29%
400-499
52%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
17%
18-23
56%
12-17
21%
6-11
3%
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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 7,336
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: 82,594), 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
36%
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
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
30%
400-499
47%
300-399
13%
200-299
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
10%
500-599
37%
400-499
43%
300-399
8%
700-800
1%
600-699
5%
500-599
29%
400-499
52%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
17%
18-23
56%
12-17
21%
6-11
3%

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

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 15,492
Declined + 5,396
Total Received 20,888

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: 209 228-7178
F: 209 228-4244
admissions@ucmerced.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $20,966,685
State $52,684,271
Institutional $45,347,066
Other external $1,645,544
Total $120,643,566

Non-need-based

Federal $72,735
State $90,756
Institutional $854,267
Other external $180,656
Total $1,198,414

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
Global Arts
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%

6,815
students

Female
51%
3,491

Male
49%
3,324

Graduate

7%

521
students

Female
45%
232

Male
55%
289

undergraduateFull-time

98%

6,741
students

Female
52%
3,471

Male
48%
3,270

undergraduatePart-time

2%

74
students

Female
28%
20

Male
72%
54

Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
21%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
51%
Hispanic/Latino
11%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

52%

Transfer applicants accepted

10%

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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