University of California-Merced

Merced, California

Overview

Address5200 North Lake Road
School Websitewww.ucmerced.edu
School TypePublic, 4-year or above

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StatusPublic
On Campus HousingNo
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

University of California-Merced is a large public, 4-year college based in Merced, California that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 25,131 students applied to University of California-Merced. Of those students, 16,628 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in University of California-Merced was $11,442, in addition to fees of $2,096. This number excludes room and board. The school does not provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend University of California-Merced.

University of California-Merced has a 66% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In

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The University of California-Merced acceptance rate is 66%. To put this into perspective, 16,628 of the 25,131 students who applied to University of California-Merced in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in University of California-Merced is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into University of California-Merced had an SAT score between the range of 1,020 and 1,190. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for University of California-Merced was between 19 and 27 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to University of California-Merced as part of their application.

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At University of California-Merced, the tuition for in-state residents is $11,442. Combined with fees of $2,096, room and board costs of $16,814, other expenses of $4,305 and the $1,006 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $35,663.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $42,530 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in University of California-Merced to $64,655 for out-of-state students.

Students at University of California-Merced are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at University of California-Merced was $5,085 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 67%. This shows that if you apply for federal aid, you have a good chance of receiving it.

University of California-Merced Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio20:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to University of California-Merced.

University of California-Merced has a good gender split, with 52% of undergraduates being female and 48% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are California residents; in fact, 100% of all students reside in California. You’ll have the opportunity to immerse in the local community and interact with fellow students primarily based in California

The student to faculty ratio at University of California-Merced is 20:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from University of California-Merced to thrive in your studies.

What's more, 8,472 students enrolled full-time.

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