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University of California Merced

Merced, California

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Overview

Student Population
8,544
University of California Merced overview
Location Merced, California
Online ucmerced.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
University of California Merced overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Merced, California, University of California Merced is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 25,424 prospective students applied, and 18,294 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,105 enrolled in the school.  8,472 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 72 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $11,442 plus fees of $2,096. UC Merced is ranked 529 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

6/10
Overall
6/10
Academics
4/10
Resources
7/10
Outcomes
10/10
Value

UC Merced is rated within the top 48% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for University of California Merced within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Moderate
University of California Merced overview
SAT 1000/1180
ACT 19/25
GPA 3.51
Applications Accepted
72% 
University of California Merced overview
Applications Due Nov 30, 2020
Applicant Competition Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

California Resident Tuition
$11,442
In State Costs for University of California Merced
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,016
Other Fees$2,096
Room and Board $17,046
Budget for Other Expenses$4,373
Total One Year Cost$35,973
Out of State Resident Tuition
$41,196
Out of State Costs for University of California Merced
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,016
Other Fees$2,096
Room and Board $17,046
Budget for Other Expenses$4,373
Total One Year Cost$65,727

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
Data Not Available
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
58% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of California Merced students
Subject Percent of Class
Psychology 22%
Biology 21%
Engineering 14%
Social Sciences 13%
Business 12%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=445188 IPEDS survey data for University of California Merced.

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