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University of California, Merced

  • Merced, CA
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Small
    setting
  • 50%50%
    student ratio
  • 5,431
    total students
  • $13,160 | $36,038
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • November 30
    fall application deadline
  • 75%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 525
    sat math
  • 496
    sat reading
  • 496
    sat writing
  • 22
    act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Materials Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Comparative Literature
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Cognitive Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Applied Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

75% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied13,959
    • Accepted10,551
    • Acceptance Rate75%
    • Enrolled5,431
    • Female Applicants7,375
    • Females Accepted5,573
    • Female Acceptance Rate75%
    • Male Applicants6,584
    • Males Accepted4,978
    • Male Acceptance Rate75%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      minimum 3.0 high school GPA for California residents
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.47
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen November 30th March 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer December 15th April 30th --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 496 440 550
    • SAT Math 525 460 590
    • SAT Writing 496 440 550
    • ACT Composite 22 19 24
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$13,160
    • Out-of-state tuition *$36,038
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *$14,754.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students5,431
    • Male Student Percentage50%
    • Female Student Percentage50%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino39.75%
    • Black or African American6.57%
    • White or Caucasian17.33%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.29%
    • Asian27.99%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.66%
    • Two or more races3.94%
    • Unknown1.86%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout1.6% representing 17 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students1% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 29%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services Yes
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Philipino American Alliance, Vietnamese Student Association, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Latino Associated Students, Hip Hop Movement
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball Yes No No
    • Basketball Yes Yes No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Yes No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Lacrosse Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Yes No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Yes No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Yes No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Yes No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Lacrosse No No No
    • Soccer Yes Yes No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Yes No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty306
    • Full-time Percentage85%
    • Part-time Percentage15%
    • Female Percentage42%
    • Male Percentage58%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio20:1 or 5,386 students to 275 faculty

Location & Contact

5200 North Lake Road
CA 95343

Ms.Susan Fauroat

Associate Director of Admissions and Outreach

Phone: 209-228-4779
Email: admissions@ucmerced.edu



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