Tuition & Fees

$13,538

$42,530

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
11%
500-599
46%
400-499
36%
300-399
3%
700-800
3%
600-699
18%
500-599
37%
400-499
38%
300-399
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
5%
500-599
29%
400-499
52%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
22%
18-23
54%
12-17
21%
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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

1

teacher

20

students

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Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 16,624
Declined + 8,497
Total Received 25,121
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Public

7,881

undergraduate students

659

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biological Sciences
  2. Psychology
  3. Management
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Codes

SAT 4129
ACT 0450
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Location

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 8,540
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: 83,081), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
44%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
88%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
11%
500-599
46%
400-499
36%
300-399
3%
700-800
3%
600-699
18%
500-599
37%
400-499
38%
300-399
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
5%
500-599
29%
400-499
52%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
22%
18-23
54%
12-17
21%

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

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 16,624
Declined + 8,497
Total Received 25,121

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability

Considered

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

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Encarnacion Ruiz
Director of Admissions and Outreach
P: 866 270-7301
F: 209 228-4244
admissions@ucmerced.edu

Financial Aid

83%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$25,491

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $11,442
Room & board $17,046
Additional fees $2,096
Books & supplies $1,016
Total $31,600
Average Financial Aid - $25,491
Total with Avg. Aid $6,109
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 209 228-7178
F: 209 228-7861
finaid@ucmerced.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Ron Radney
Financial Aid Director
rradney@ucmerced.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
soccer
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

Archery, Baseball, Cycling, Golf, Martial Arts, Strength, Tennis, Water Polo

Club Sports - Women's

Archery, Cheerleading, Cycling, Dance, Golf, Martial Arts, Softball, Strength, Tennis, Water Polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee

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Athletic Directors

David Dunham (men's)
Director Recreation & Athletics
email

Marie Supanich (women's)
Associate Director/swa
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Anthropology
Applied Mathematical Sciences
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
Critical Race/Ethnic Studies
Earth Systems Science
Economics
Electrical Engineering/Computer Science
English
Environment Systems
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Systems
Global Arts
History
Interdisciplinary Humanities
Management of Innovation/Sustainability/Technology
Management/Business Economics
Materials Science/Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Physics
Political Science
Psychological Sciences
Psychology
Public Health
Quantitative/Systems Biology
Quantitative/Systems Biology
Sociology
Spanish
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biological Sciences
  2. Psychology
  3. Management

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Double majors
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option

8,540

total students

NA%

in-state

NA%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

92%

7,881
students

Female
52%
4,086

Male
48%
3,795

8%

659
students

Female
47%
308

Male
53%
351

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

7,813
students

Female
52%
4,055

Male
48%
3,758

1%

68
students

Female
46%
31

Male
54%
37

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Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
19%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
55%
Hispanic/Latino
10%
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

53%

Transfer applicants accepted

9%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
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

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
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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