University of California, Merced (UC Merced)

Merced, CA

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University of California, Merced

University of California, Merced Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline November 30
SAT / ACT Scores Due December 15
SAT II Scores Due December 15
College Will Notify March 31

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 7,142 8,066 15,208
Accepted 5,593 6,567 12,160
Acceptance Rate 78% 81% 79%
Enrolled 686 756 1,442

UC Merced Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.

Average GPA
3.45 (weighted)

SAT Scores

(96% of Students Admitted to University of California, Merced Submit SAT Scores)

  • Verbal 440 to 550
  • Math 460 to 580
  • Writing 440 to 550
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Writing
Category Verbal Math Writing
Top 75th Percentile 550 580 550
Bottom 25th Percentile 440 460 440

ACT Scores

(47% of Students Admitted to University of California, Merced Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 16 to 23
  • Math 18 to 25
  • Composite 18 to 24
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 23 25 24
Bottom 25th Percentile 16 18 18

University of California, Merced Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($70)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent   Very Important
High School GPA   Very Important
High School Rank     Not Considered
High School Transcript   Very Important
Recommendations     Considered
Essay     Very Important
Extracurricular Activities     Important
Volunteer Work     Considered
Standardized Test Score(s)   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Competencies     Not Considered
TOEFL   Very Important

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
Electives 1 1
English 4 4
Foreign Language 2 3
History 2 2
Math 3 4
Science 2 3
Lab 2 3
Other 1 1
Electives 1 1

University of California, Merced Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 5,136 (96%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 209 (3%)

University of California, Merced Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($70)   Very Important
GPA (minimum 2.40)   Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores   Very Important
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
  Very Important

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