University of California, Merced (UC Merced)

Merced, CA

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University of California, Merced

University of California, Merced Student Essentials

University of California, Merced Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Bobcats
Nickname: UC Merced
Website: www.ucmerced.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $13,070
Out-of-State Tuition: $35,948
Retention Rate: 83%
Enrollment: 5,399
Year Established: 2005

About UC Merced

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.

UC Merced Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 2 Reviews

50% of students gave University of California, Merced 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2012

Overall Rating

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.


UC Merced Location

University of California, Merced
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343


Getting Around UC Merced

Walkability

Fair walkability. You could have a car for this area, but walking is possible.

3/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Merced, CA

Winter
Dec
55
37
Jan
55
37
Feb
62
40
Spring
Mar
68
43
Apr
75
46
May
83
52
Summer
Jun
91
57
Jul
96
62
Aug
95
60
Fall
Sep
90
56
Oct
80
49
Nov
65
41

UC Merced Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 5,136
Freshman Class 1,699
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 5,399

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 37%
  • African American: 7%
  • Caucasian: 20%
  • Asian: 29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 6%
Latino 37%
African American 7%
Caucasian 20%
Asian 29%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Unknown and Other 6%

Undergraduate 95%
Graduate 5%
Full-Time 84%
Part-Time 16%
Women 53%
Men 47%
International 1%
Domestic 99%

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