Merced, CA
University of California-Merced


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Recent Reviews

Azameet
What is your overall opinion of this school?

UC Merced has grown a tremendous amount since it's opening in 2005. A lot of people overlook it being in the central valley ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UC Merced has grown a tremendous amount since it's opening in 2005. A lot of people overlook it being in the central valley and far away from more populated cities but it has a lot to offer it's students, especially in academics and research. UC Merced's goal by Fall 2020 is to grow the campus to a student population of 10,000 , which they are on the road to achieving with all the new buildings set to be completed by this summer of 2020. Merced is also known for giving a ton of money back in financial aid grants which is another great offer. The staff and professors here want you to grow and be prepared for the opportunities you'll receive at this institution.

destiney
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Overall, Uc Merced is not a bad school. My teachers or TA's are usually available often and respond to emails fairly quickly....

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, Uc Merced is not a bad school. My teachers or TA's are usually available often and respond to emails fairly quickly. The food and housing is alright but thats expected because your staying away from home. A new environment usually brings these feelings up. They do have a couple of stores on campus like, the apple store, a marketplace and a student store. The market place closes at 2am so people can go shopping when needed.

Amira
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No school is perfect and I think UC Merced does an overall good job education wise. There are good professors who are willing...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

No school is perfect and I think UC Merced does an overall good job education wise. There are good professors who are willing to stay after hours to help and always offer their email for extra support. They also have PALS, in which other students tutor you if you are still confused. The school does lack in sports, because they have no official teams, though they do still play against other schools. The school is also environmentally friendly which is nice.

Adam
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When you think of UC Merced, you may think of a UC that is new and not the best one to join compared to the other campuses. I...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

When you think of UC Merced, you may think of a UC that is new and not the best one to join compared to the other campuses. I must say that it being the newest campus in the UC system shows that it has potential, especially since its the most diverse UC in the system. The new architecture and future projects, still shows that the campus isn't at its peak yet, but the new architecture and technology, makes UC Merced the cleanest and environmentally friendly campus in the UC system. As what the statue at the main quad represents, it is the "beginning" of your future.

Teanna
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I love the school and overall cannot see myself going anywhere else. I feel cared for my all the faculty and staff and the st...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the school and overall cannot see myself going anywhere else. I feel cared for my all the faculty and staff and the students are always willing to give a helping hand. This school not only makes em proud to be here everyday but makes me want to encourage other students to apply.

Alexia
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I am happy to be here, I couldn't imagine myself going anywhere else for my education. The staff and students are welcoming t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am happy to be here, I couldn't imagine myself going anywhere else for my education. The staff and students are welcoming towards first year students and transfer students. Not to mention, they encourage students to ask questions or receive help once students are unsure of a certain topic or issue. Like any other campus, students are encouraged to have a great college experience through involvement in clubs or programs. Success really is here if a person is willing to put the time and work into each assignment and final for them to put into their portfolio.

Lizbeth
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Overall UCM is a very welcoming school and they offer a lot of help to students. The size of the classes is great because it ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall UCM is a very welcoming school and they offer a lot of help to students. The size of the classes is great because it allows for students to be more involved in class. The campus is currently small, but it continues to expand. I can not wait for the future of UC Merced.

Naarah
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I've always hated school, but I love school at UC Merced. The professors are reasonable and understanding. The staff genuinel...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I've always hated school, but I love school at UC Merced. The professors are reasonable and understanding. The staff genuinely cares about the students and there are so many opportunities there as it continues to grow in a variety of ways. It's also the perfect size for someone like me. (a bit over 6,000 I believe)

Destini
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Although Merced, California is located in what one would consider “the middle of nowhere” or “next to the cows”, UC Merced is...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Although Merced, California is located in what one would consider “the middle of nowhere” or “next to the cows”, UC Merced is not dead. One of the most common stories students share about their experiences at UCM is how they were planning on transferring out sophomore year, me included, yet you’d see them around campus being engaged in their clubs and research once they stopped being a hermit in their dorms and eventually walking across the graduation stage as a proud bobcat. After attending the university for a year, I didn’t know what to expect because it was 5 hours away from home and I didn’t have any relatives in the heart of Central California to help me familiarize myself with the city. Luckily, I took the opportunity to grow with the city and explored the campus’ culture and resources. Working in the Information of Technology’s Special Events department and joining a professional pre-health fraternity have displayed the diversity of the campus’ student demographics and have given me a deeper understanding that the students are what make a university prestigious, not the other way around.

Karina
What is your overall opinion of this school?

UC Merced is a pretty great school! It is the newest UC campus and we have a lot of construction going on which means as you ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UC Merced is a pretty great school! It is the newest UC campus and we have a lot of construction going on which means as you grow the school grows as well. My past two years I have learned to love the school that I attend and believe that it fits me perfectly. I have grown significantly since being there and have met a lot of people along the way. The academics are excellent because they are challenging, and the professors are friendly, and always available when you need them. Most students are friendly and there are numerous clubs and organizations to join including Greek life. Everyone finds their own niche based on what interests them and from what I have seen there is something available for everyone. The campus is expanding but it is still relatively small compared to other campuses, so it is difficult to get lost, which for me is a benefit since I lack a sense of direction. The campus makes sure to host a lot of events that can be really fun and allow you to make great memories for you and your friends. We even have our own version of Coachella, called Cowchella that is held around April to May every school year. We even had Ella Mai perform at one of our events this past year. Although our school is small and the city is not large, we are close to some of the greatest sites in Northern California. Yosemite is essentially right in our backyard with it only being thirty minutes away. San Francisco is not too far either. If you are into nature, we have the perfect place for you, our Outdoor Experience Program where you can work alongside the people of Yosemite. Through this program they put on trips throughout the year that you can participate in such as going to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and seeing those little sea otters with their cute tiny paws!! Of course, UC Merced does not have the lengthy history of the older UC's or their prime location but if you are looking for something fresh and new, I would give it a chance because it might grow on you too!

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  • Enrollment
  • 6,815
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $13,262
  • Acceptance rate
  • 74%

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