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University of California Merced

Merced, California

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Overview

Student Population
9,018
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

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 25,923 prospective students applied, and 21,982 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,951 enrolled in the school.  8,931 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 87 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $12,570 plus fees of $1,530. UC Merced is ranked 511 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Ratings

5/10
Overall
4/10
Academics
5/10
Resources
7/10
Outcomes
9/10
Value

UC Merced is rated within the lower 49% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for University of California Merced within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Easy
University of California Merced overview
SAT 960/1140
ACT 19/24
GPA 3.55
Applications Accepted
84.8% 
University of California Merced overview
Applications Due Nov 30, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $70

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Annual Cost to Attend

California Resident Tuition
$12,570
In State Costs for University of California Merced
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,530
Room and Board $16,500
Budget for Other Expenses$4,900
Total One Year Cost$36,700
Out of State Resident Tuition
$42,324
Out of State Costs for University of California Merced
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,530
Room and Board $16,500
Budget for Other Expenses$4,900
Total One Year Cost$66,454

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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.

Current students may use the University of California Merced GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.