University of California at Merced

Merced, CA

University of California at Merced

Merced, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$14,100

$43,854

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
570
25th
480
75th
570
25th
480
75th
21
25th
16
75th
22
25th
17
75th
24
25th
19
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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

20

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 21,982
Declined 3,941
Total Received 25,923
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Public

8,546

undergraduate students

722

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.

  • Campus Setting: Rural community

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
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
570
25th
480
75th
570
25th
480
75th
21
25th
16
75th
22
25th
17
75th
24
25th
19

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Application deadline (final deadline) November 30
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 21,982
Declined 3,941
Total Received 25,923

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

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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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Financial Aid

93%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$21,735

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $12,570
Room & board $16,500
Additional fees $1,530
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $31,800
Average Financial Aid - $21,735
Total with Avg. Aid $10,065
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Soccer
Track and field x country
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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
California Pacific Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Anthropology, General.
Applied Mathematics, General.
Behavioral Sciences.
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Biological/Biosystems Engineering.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology.
Chemistry, General.
Chemistry, Other.
Cognitive Science, General.
Comparative Literature.
Computer Engineering, General.
Computer Engineering, Other.
Computer Software Engineering.
Economics, General.
English Language and Literature, General.
Environmental Science.
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General.
History, General.
History, Other.
Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
Management Science.
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other.
Materials Engineering.
Mechanical Engineering.
Philosophy.
Physical Sciences, Other.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Public Health, General.
Social Sciences, General.
Sociology, General.
Visual and Performing Arts, General.
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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

9,268

total students

NA%

in-state

NA%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

92%

8,546
students

Female
52%
4,447

Male
48%
4,099

8%

722
students

Female
46%
331

Male
54%
391

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

8,263
students

Female
52%
4,305

Male
48%
3,958

3%

283
students

Female
50%
142

Male
50%
141

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Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American 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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

2%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: November 30

Spring: July 31

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

24

semester hours

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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
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