University of California, Merced (UC Merced)

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University of California, Merced

University of California, Merced Student Essentials

University of California, Merced Student Essentials Region: Setting: Type: Affiliation: Size: Mascot: Nickname: Website: On-Campus Housing Available: Selectivity: In-State Tuition: Out-of-State Tuition: Retention Rate: Enrollment: Year Established:
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UC Merced

About UC Merced

The University of California’s Merced campus believes that encouraging learning, discovery and engagement are key to producing students who are successful in their future. This research campus also seeks to tie nature to learning, demonstrated by its aim to become the greenest campus in the country.

The university offers a variety of academics with nearly 20 undergraduate majors like Literature and Cultures, Physics and Sociology. There are also over 20 minors available, as well as a handful of options for graduate studies.

Admissions require that students have completed the required ACT Plus Writing Test or the SAT Reasoning Test. A 3.0 GPA or better is also required. The admissions policy reviews not only these numbers, but other academic accomplishments, any demonstrated leadership potential or service, academic participation, talents, experiences and interests.

Tuition for any university can be costly, but the University of California—Merced offers financial aid in grants, federal and private loans, need- or merit-based scholarships and work-study. To apply for financial aid, students should submit a FAFSA, complete the University of California Application of Admissions and Scholarships and the Cal Grant GPA Verification form.

With over 100 clubs and organizations at the University of California—Merced, student life is always active. And, with Yosemite National park just a couple of hours from campus, students have many opportunities for relaxation and exploration beyond the classroom.

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UC Merced Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 2 Reviews

50% of students gave University of California, Merced 5 stars overall.

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Student at This School - Grad Year 2012

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The mission of the Calvin E. Bright Success Center is to provide academic advising and learning support services which empower students to be successful in their academic and personal development. The BSC aims to provide academic assistance to students through a collaborative effort campus-wide, with the goal of helping students achieve academic success, overcome barriers, reach exciting milestones in their academic work, and develop leadership skills.

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UC Merced Map & Location

University of California, Merced

5200 North Lake Road

Merced, CA 95343

Getting Around UC Merced


Fair walkability. You could have a car for this area, but walking is possible.

3/10 walk


Seasonal average temperatures for Merced, CA

Winter Dec 55 37 Jan 55 37 Feb 62 40 Spring Mar 68 43 Apr 75 46 May 83 52 Summer Jun 91 57 Jul 96 62 Aug 95 60 Fall Sep 90 56 Oct 80 49 Nov 65 41

UC Merced Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students Freshman Class Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 37%
  • African American: 7%
  • Caucasian: 20%
  • Asian: 29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 6%
]]> Latino African American Caucasian Asian Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Unknown and Other
Undergraduate 95% Graduate 5% Full-Time 84% Part-Time 16% Women 53% Men 47% International 1% Domestic 99%

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