Merced, CA
University of California-Merced


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Recent Reviews

JASLEEN
What is your overall opinion of this school?

UC Merced is a growing school yet is still full of endless opportunities. There are multiple internships offered during the s...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UC Merced is a growing school yet is still full of endless opportunities. There are multiple internships offered during the summer and so many clubs to join and make contacts with. Financial aid is amazing along with the amount of support you receive from school faculty.

Adryanna
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As a first year student enrolled in UC Merced, my overall experience and transition into college life went unexpectedly well ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

As a first year student enrolled in UC Merced, my overall experience and transition into college life went unexpectedly well for me! I personally find on-campus housing very convenient for first and second years. By living on-campus, I am able to easily access all school resources without having to worry about being on time for the bus if I was to live off-campus. Not only do I get access to the dining centers, I am also able to consult the housing office for work orders and materials for my dorm, go to both the Chem and Math centers whenever I'm in need of guidance or clarification, go to the recreation centers like the gym or health clinic with a swipe of a card, and attend office hours on time with classmates. At the same time, I am able to witness and experience the college life filled with fun activities and events, and booths set up by various clubs and organizations. UC Merced is relatively smaller than most UC campuses, but as a student who came from a small charter high school, adapting to the campus was fairly easy for me. Upperclassmen are very social and outgoing, thus paving an opportunity to approach and befriend underclassmen to joining various clubs and organizations that would benefit them in the long run, coming out to fun events, and becoming longtime friends or potential career matchmakers. Within my first semester of college, I made new friends not only from my classes, but mainly through clubs and the dorm building I'm currently living in. Food is moderately good on-campus, but can be repetitive every now and then. A few good things about these dining centers are that there are late-night meals, staring at 9:00pm from Tuesday to Friday, and special menus during certain holidays, which causes a huge commotion of intertwining and long lines to form from one end to the other. Students can also take the buses, or in this case, the Cat Tracks using their CatCards, and get dropped off to certain outlets, where restaurants, shops, and various food and drink departments are located. Thus, this allows the students to break out of their comfort zone, explore, and see what Merced has to offer them and their peers as UC Merced students.

Lorraine
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I loved it, and I hope I attend this school. There are many reasons to why I want to attend to this school and mainly it is b...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I loved it, and I hope I attend this school. There are many reasons to why I want to attend to this school and mainly it is because money is an issue in my household. Merced is not only a place where its cheaper economically but my family is there too. My aunt works at this school as a Janitor therefore I got the opportunity to visit the school and be able to experience the college life. Getting the opportunity to attend this school would not only help me but my family too because my mom would work less over there. The idea of attending this school would be a blessing. I wouldn't really stress much about money just because it's economically cheaper. The experience I got from visiting this campus was great, I got to meet new people and asked them questions about the campus, food, fun activities, and the campus life in general. I heard a lot of positive things about the school, and the campus is absolutely beautiful. I also have cousins who will be attending there and I feel like attending this school would not only help me get closer to my family in school but out of school to just because we'd be attending the same school. I would honestly think this school would fit me because it also has the major I want to pursue in, and much of other schools don't have it. The major is Astronomy, due to it being such an uncommon major schools don't provide the class course. Overall, I believe that this school would truly fit me based on the experience I got from visiting.

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
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....

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
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...

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
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...

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
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 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
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 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
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 ...

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.

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

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