6,237
Students
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25,198
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
60
60%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

University of California, Merced is a University institution located in Merced, CA, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA  95343
United States
Contact Mr. Ruben Lubers
Assistant Director, Admissions and Outreach
Email: admissions@ucmerced.edu
Phone: 209-228-4241

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Environmental/environmental Health Engineering Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Hispanic And Latin American Languages Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

18,862
Applied
11,444
Accepted
6,237
Enrolled
61%
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Female Admissions

10,099
Females Applied
6,255
Females Accepted
62%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

8,763
Males Applied
5,189
Males Accepted
59%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

70
Application Fee
3.56
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
Other requirements exist (see below)
Other requirements: Minimum 3.0 high school GPA for California residents

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen November 30th March 1st
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer November 30th March 1st

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

11,502
In-state
39,516
Out-of-state
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Fees

2,125
Full-time student fees
16,454
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

25,198
Avg. Financial Aid Package
29,416
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
5,000
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
5,093
Avg. Loan Aid
10,363
Avg. Grant Aid
21,698
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
83%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
23%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

6,237
Total undergrad students
5%
International Students
0%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 48.45%
Black or African American 4.79%
White or Caucasian 12.75%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.22%
Asian 23.07%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.74%
Two or more races 3.85%
Other 0.79%

Gender

Male (48.32%)
Female (51.68%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 34%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Asian Fest, Bobcat Day and Dance Off

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Philipino American Alliance, Vietnamese Student Association, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Latino Associated Students and Hip Hop Movement

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark No No
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Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Checkmark No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
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Softball Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
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Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
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Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Checkmark No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
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Softball Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
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Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No

Faculty

373
Total Faculty
18:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 315
Part-time - 58
Male - 213
Female - 160