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Founded in 2005, University of California-Merced. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Rural. The campus is home to 6,815 full time undergraduate students, and 521 full time graduate students.
The University of California-Merced Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 20:1. There are 325 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of California-Merced include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at UCM are considered Selective, with ,46% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 10 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of California-Merced.
149 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.
94 Students rated off-campus housing 4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
156 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.
157 Students rated campus facilities 4.5 stars. 58 % gave the school a 5.0.
157 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 64 % gave the school a 5.0.
155 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.
156 Students rated local services 3.2 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.
157 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.
98 Students rated University of California-Merced
My experience has been different from what I originally envisioned. The professors at this school are pretty good at what they do apart from those that are hard to reach and difficult to understand their students' situation. the only complaint I have is with the food. The quality is not 5-star, but even then there are some moments where they obviously did what they could to save as much money as possible.
University of California - Merced is a good school. The student body is small compared to the other University of California campuses but it is very diverse and the students are friendly. I feel like I am learning a lot. My classes are challenging but rewarding.
My overall opinion is still growing, that is because I just completed a year at Merced. However, I really enjoy the campus and the people. I like how communicative everyone is and respectful everyone is towards each other. Because we are a diverse group of people, misunderstandings could appear amongst nervous brand new days and frustrations through difficulties. Yet, every person tries their best and for a lot of people, tries their best to prove a different party wrong about themselves. Merced is like another home to me. Being a Bobcat is surprisingly has a sort of ever-lasting determination feeling. That is my opinion as of now. We'll have to see about my second year.
I am genuinely grateful for the classes and research I have been able to take at this university. I honestly am amazed by how people can help each other out so easily. Professors are there during their office hours and the math center, writing center, PALS, and all of the extra help programs have helped me pass my classes. I feel welcomed and capable to succeed here, especially since I am surrounded by a diverse community of students and I know exactly what my professors expect of me. I enjoy the college "feel" here and being around the new buildings each year.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of California-Merced is 74%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
Be more OUTSPOKEN. Talk to everyone you see because reality is they are just as nervous and scared as you! So smile introduce yourself and who knows maybe the person you meet will be one of your best buddies while in college, but you will never know unless you speak to people. So do not think twice and just go for things. Attend as many activates as you can. Talk to people. Smile and have fun. Enjoy every moment because eventually you will realize that it will slowly get more difficult but you will pull through. This new chapter in your in life will not be easy but whatever you do, never give up and believe in yourself. Do not doubt yourself or undermine your abilities because you are a smart girl, you have proved this to yourself several times but for some reason it has not sunk in. Thus, regardless of how we might feel I believe in you and we will make it through, but always remember do not let fear of failing or fear alone get in your way. You are better than that, no matter what you do ALWAYS stay positive and always do your best.
Very welcoming and willing to help. Lots of study groups are formed between students. The majority of students at UC Merced are involved in campus clubs and organizations and actively participate in on campus events. The students here have really taken it upon themselves to make this school a huge family. Its amazing! I've never felt more at home, as soon as you get here you fit right in, and you'll never want to leave. All in all students are amazing and so warm and welcoming.
Maybe a larger dinning commons, because the one that is currently there is not sufficient for the amount of kids. Moreover, the school did not provide enough housing for incoming freshman, forcing many people like myself to live off campus freshman year.
UC Merced is the newest UC (University of California) in California, that strives to be environmentally friendly and a leading 21st century research facility school where faculty and students work together to generate a better tomorrow, but of course it is also known for the precious cows the surround the campus.
It is a very small campus where I really enjoy that all of my classes are taught by my professors. Classes are small which helps students form connections as many of my classes are shared with the same students.
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The internet in the dorm is very fast and usually stays up despite the amount of people using it concurrently.
Students interested in attending a small campus, friendly environment, diverse community, or environmentally friendly school should go here, as well as anyone that adores the outdoors or loves nature’s beauty. The school is the middle of nowhere but that makes it so much more special due to the natural wonders that surround it.
If you're not willing to try hard and put your hand to the plow you probably dont want to attend this school. Professors, tutors, and counselors are always there to help the students that want to help themselves. If all you want to do is party, because thats what you think college is all about this is probably not the school for you. If you want college to be just like highscool with all the drama and popularity contests this schools more like a family and less like an episode of The Hills.
being small. and being far away from big cities
Cows and homework.
The most frustrating thing about UC Merced is the lack of variety of classes and majors. Since the school is beginning to expand, there are not many choices to choose from in regard to classes. Another frustrating thing about UC Merced is that some courses required for my major (Management) are difficult to get into. They get full really fast and in some cases only offered during the Spring/Fall.
Great small school. Big sense of community. If you are used to a small town or want to attend a university in one, this is the place to be.
It is what you make of it. Professors are enthusiastic for the most part, trying to set the tone at a new university.
Its a pretty quiet town. You can go cow tipping. The bars are lame. Apartment parties are the typical scene. I think active, outdoorsy students enjoy life the most here b/c its fairly rural and the Sierra Nevada are close by.
Probably the two largest stereotypes are the two more correct(the university is still quite small). These are:
A) couldn't get into other UCs/more financial aid
B) there's nothing here but cows.
There is a stereotype that Merced doesn't do much. The stereotype is somewhat true. There is not a lot to to because of the area, but within the school there are so many activities taking place; you are never bored. A suggestion would be to have a car, because it is is hard to get around without a car.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
92% of students
attending University of California-Merced receive some sort of financial aid.
64% were awarded federal grants.
While 52% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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