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University of California, Merced

Merced, CA

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University of California, Merced

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

25,121
Applied
17,124
Accepted
7,881
Enrolled
68%
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Female Admissions

14,016
Females Applied
9,440
Females Accepted
67%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

11,105
Males Applied
7,184
Males Accepted
65%
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 Not reported March 1st
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer November 30th March 1st

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 549 500 580
SAT Math 550 470 590
ACT Composite 21 19 24

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

16,539
Avg. Financial Aid Package
16,303
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
11,831
Avg. Loan Aid
5,716
Avg. Grant Aid
17,735
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded

Student Body

7,881
Total Undergrad students
7%
International Students
0%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 54.71%
Black or African American 4.5%
White or Caucasian 9.63%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.13%
Asian 19.4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.65%
Two or more races 3.21%
Other 0.51%

Gender

Male (48.15%)
Female (51.85%)

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 38%

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

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
Basketball Checkmark No Checkmark
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No No Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No Checkmark
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery No No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball No Checkmark Checkmark
Cheerleading No No No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Football No No No
Lacrosse No No No
Soccer No Checkmark Checkmark
Softball No No No
Table Tennis No No No
Ultimate Frisbee No No No
Volleyball No Checkmark Checkmark
Weight Lifting No No No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

407
Total Faculty
18:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 371
Part-time - 36
Male - 226
Female - 181