|Setting:||Large Town Setting|
|Size:||Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)|
|On-Campus Housing Available:||Yes|
The University of California’s Merced campus believes that encouraging learning, discovery and engagement are key to producing students who are successful in their future. This research campus also seeks to tie nature to learning, demonstrated by its aim to become the greenest campus in the country.
The university offers a variety of academics with nearly 20 undergraduate majors like Literature and Cultures, Physics and Sociology. There are also over 20 minors available, as well as a handful of options for graduate studies.
Admissions require that students have completed the required ACT Plus Writing Test or the SAT Reasoning Test. A 3.0 GPA or better is also required. The admissions policy reviews not only these numbers, but other academic accomplishments, any demonstrated leadership potential or service, academic participation, talents, experiences and interests.
Tuition for any university can be costly, but the University of California—Merced offers financial aid in grants, federal and private loans, need- or merit-based scholarships and work-study. To apply for financial aid, students should submit a FAFSA, complete the University of California Application of Admissions and Scholarships and the Cal Grant GPA Verification form.
With over 100 clubs and organizations at the University of California—Merced, student life is always active. And, with Yosemite National park just a couple of hours from campus, students have many opportunities for relaxation and exploration beyond the classroom.
50% of students gave University of California, Merced 5 stars overall.
The mission of the Calvin E. Bright Success Center is to provide academic advising and learning support services which empower students to be successful in their academic and personal development. The BSC aims to provide academic assistance to students through a collaborative effort campus-wide, with the goal of helping students achieve academic success, overcome barriers, reach exciting milestones in their academic work, and develop leadership skills.
University of California, Merced
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343
Fair walkability. You could have a car for this area, but walking is possible.
Seasonal average temperatures for Merced, CA
|Full-Time Undergrad Students||5,136|
|Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)||5,399|
- Latino: 37%
- African American: 7%
- Caucasian: 20%
- Asian: 29%
- Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%
- Unknown and Other: 6%
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||1%|
|Unknown and Other||6%|
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