University of California at Merced

Merced, CA

University of California at Merced

Merced, CA

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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
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
51%
400-499
26%
300-399
1%
700-800
5%
600-699
19%
500-599
50%
400-499
24%
300-399
2%
30-36
3%
24-29
17%
18-23
55%
12-17
25%
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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

1

teacher

19

students

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Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 18,263
Declined 7,105
Total Received 25,368
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Public

8,151

undergraduate students

696

graduate students

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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.

  • Metropolitan area: Fresno
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Fresno Yosemite International

University of California at Merced
5200 North Lake Road
Merced
95343

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
44%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Events

  • Asian Fest
  • Bobcat Day
  • Dance Off
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
51%
400-499
26%
300-399
1%
700-800
5%
600-699
19%
500-599
50%
400-499
24%
300-399
2%
30-36
3%
24-29
17%
18-23
55%
12-17
25%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $70
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.58

Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 18,263
Declined 7,105
Total Received 25,368

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
talent/ability

Considered

character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
recommendation(s)
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cross-country running
Soccer
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Archery, Football, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Archery, Football, Ultimate frisbee

Club Sports Men

Baseball, Cheerleading, Lacrosse, Softball, Table tennis, Weight lifting, Wrestling

Club Sports Women

Cheerleading, Lacrosse, Softball, Table tennis, Weight lifting, Wrestling

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Athletic Conference

NAIA

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics, General
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Cognitive Science
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Ethnic Studies
Geology/Earth Science, General
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
History, General
Management Science
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Health, General
Sociology
Visual and Performing Arts, General
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

8,847

total students

NA%

in-state

NA%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

92%

8,151
students

Female
52%
4,245

Male
48%
3,906

8%

696
students

Female
46%
319

Male
54%
377

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

8,080
students

Female
53%
4,223

Male
47%
3,857

1%

71
students

Female
31%
22

Male
69%
49

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 85%
Student 4 year graduation rate 45%
Student 5 year graduation rate 21%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
19%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
55%
Hispanic/Latino
8%
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

174

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: November 30

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Legal
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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