University of California-Merced

5200 North Lake Road

Merced CA 95343-5603

82 ratings
Unigo Top Student Rated School

About University of California-Merced

Founded in 2005, University of California-Merced is a 4-year college. Located in Merced, 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.

Campus Topics

2%
"We're apathetic"
28%
"We know about current events and vote"
61%
"We participate and encourage others to get involved"
9%
"There's nothing we won't protest"
5%
"We save it for the classroom"
26%
"Sometimes, but not often"
49%
"There's usually intelligent conversation to be found"
20%
"All the time, including weekends"
20%
"It's not really our thing"
28%
"Occasinally we gallery crawl"
47%
"There are a variety of opportunities"
5%
"We're a very artistic group"
0%
"I'm always terrified"
1%
"I only go out in groups"
36%
"I usually let someone know where I'm going"
63%
"I feel extremely safe"
14%
"We don't play sports"
0%
"We play recreationally"
59%
"We bought the gear"
27%
"We live for the big game"
2%
"Haven't met them"
1%
"Available in class"
66%
"They keep regular office hours"
30%
"They're always available"
4%
"No greek life, but other groups to join"
34%
"There is some involvement, but not a lot"
61%
"Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity"
1%
"It's everything. If you're not greek, you're a geek"
12%
"We're not into drinking at all"
45%
"Maybe a little, but it's not a big thing"
38%
"We only party on weekends"
5%
"There's some drinking happening every night"
18%
"Never, we're here to learn"
56%
"There might be people who do"
22%
"People are known to partake on weekends"
4%
"There's a huge drug scene"

Admissions Requirements for University of California-Merced

Admissions at UCM are considered Selective, with 74% of all applicants being admitted. In the 2017/2018 school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 10% of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling. N/A of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. N/A were in the top quarter, and N/A were in the top tenth.

The application fee is $70 and you can apply online.

SAT Range: 870 - 1070

Reading & Writing 420 - 520
Math 450 - 550
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ACT Range: 19 - 24

English 18 - 23
Math 18 - 25
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Student Body

Students

51%

female

49%

male

6,815

Total Undergrad Enrollment

521

Total Grad Students

N/A

Out-Of-State

100%

In-State

N/A

International

Organizations

68

Student Organizations

4

Fraternities

4

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

25%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
21%
% Black or African-American
5%
% Hispanic/Latino
51%
% White or Caucasian
11%

Academics

The University of California-Merced Academic calendar runs on a semester basis. In the 2017/2018 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.

Cost

The total cost to attend on campus is $57,488. Let's break that cost down. Room and board will run $16,100 annually. Books and Supplies will cost another $1,444. And lastly, in state tuition and fees is $13,262. Additional cost elements for out of state students are as follows:

Cost Out of State

$39,944

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,444

Books and Supplies

$16,100

Room and Board

57,488

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$9,810
$30 - $48K
$11,244
$48 - $75K
$13,571
$75 - $110K
$19,866
$110K & UP
$28,959

Financial Aid

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.

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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