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University of California, Merced

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor&Apos;S, Master&Apos;S, Doctoral, And First Professional
Biological And Biomedical Sciencesbiology/Biological Sciencesbusiness, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Servicesbusiness Administration And Management; Management Scienceengineeringbioengineering And Biomedical Engineering; Computer Engineering; Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering; Materials Engineering; Mechanical Engineeringforeign Languages, Literatures, And Linguisticscomparative Literaturehistoryhistorymathematics And Statisticsapplied Mathematicsmulti/Interdisciplinary Studiescognitive Sciencephysical Scienceschemistry; Geology/Earth Science; Physicspsychologypsychologysocial Sciencesanthropology; Economics; Political Science And Government; Sociology


Admission: 13,959 applied; 10,551 admitted; 1,495 enrolled Average high school GPA: 3.47

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Options: electronic application
Application fee: $70
Required: essay or personal statement, high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA for California residents
Application deadlines: 11/30 (freshmen), 11/30 (out-of-state freshmen), 11/30 (transfers)
Notification: 3/1 (freshmen), 4/30 (transfers)

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *Not Reported
    • 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 offeredNot Reported
    • Tuition pre-payment planNot Reported
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

Undergraduate Student Population
5,431 Undergraduate Students, 50% Women, 50% Men, 2% Transferred In
Minority Breakdown
7% Black Or African American Non-Hispanic/Latino, 28% Asian, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 40% Hispanic/Latino, 0.3% American Indian Or Alaska Native, Non-Hispanic/Latino , 0.7% Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 4% Two Or More Races, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 2% Race/Ethnicity Unknown
International Population
2% Representing 17 Other Countries
Housing Info
29% Live On Campus

Campus Life

Coed, Disabled Students, Campus Housing Is University Owned. Freshman Campus Housing Is Guaranteed
Drama/Theater Group, Student-Run Newspaper, Radio Station, Choral Group, Marching Band, Philipino American Alliance, Vietnamese Student Association, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Latino Associated Students, Hip Hop Movement, National Fraternities, National Sororities
Most popular organizations
Philipino American Alliance, Vietnamese Student Association, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Latino Associated Students, Hip Hop Movement
Campus security
24-Hour Emergency Response Devices And Patrols, Student Patrols, Late-Night Transport/Escort Service, Controlled Dormitory Access
Student services
Health Clinic, Personal/Psychological Counseling, Women&Apos;S Center, Legal Services
Academic Programs
Special Study Options: Academic Remediation For Entering Students, Advanced Placement Credit, Double Majors, Independent Study, Internships, Off-Campus Study, Part-Time Degree Program, Services For LD Students, Study Abroad, Summer Session For Credit




Total: 306Full-Time: 85% Full-Timestudent/Faculty Ratio: 20 :1

Financial Aid

Costs (2013&-14)
Tuition:state resident $13,070 full-time; nonresident $35,948 full-time
Room and board:$14,272

Financial Aid
Of all full-time matriculated undergraduates who enrolled in 2013,5,325 applied for aid, 4,986 were judged to have need, 1,727 had their need fully met
In 2013,50 non-need-based awards were made
Average percent of need met:86%
Average financial aid package:$22,672
Average need-based loan:$5206
Average need-based gift aid:$18,557
Average non-need-based aid:$9634
Average indebtedness upon graduation:$21,314

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