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University of California, Merced

Merced, CA

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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

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering, General Checkmark
Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering Checkmark
Materials Engineering Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Hispanic And Latin American Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General 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
Applied Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Cognitive Science, General Checkmark
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

25,924
Applied
21,982
Accepted
8,276
Enrolled
85%
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Female Admissions

14,451
Females Applied
12,520
Females Accepted
87%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

11,473
Males Applied
9,462
Males Accepted
82%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

70
Application Fee
3.55
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
Out of state Fall freshmen November 30th January 1st
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer November 30th April 1st

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 525 470 570
SAT Math 526 470 570
ACT Composite 20 17 22

Tuition & Fees

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Other Payment Considerations

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

Financial Aid

23,399
Avg. Financial Aid Package
23,591
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,292
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
5,211
Avg. Loan Aid
9,975
Avg. Grant Aid
21,127
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
78%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
12%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

8,276
Total Undergrad students
8%
International Students
0%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 57.82%
Black or African American 4.48%
White or Caucasian 8.07%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.12%
Asian 17.76%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.5%
Two or more races 3.24%
Other 0.5%

Gender

Male (47.26%)
Female (52.74%)

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 5%

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

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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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 No 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

Faculty

473
Total Faculty
19:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 434
Part-time - 39
Male - 254
Female - 219
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