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University of California, Merced

Merced, CA

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students6,237
   Women3,223 (51.7%)
   Men3,014 (48.3%)
Graduate Students448


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate61% of 18,862 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineNovember 30
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.56
SAT Math516 average
460-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading499 average
440-550 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing492 average
440-550 range of middle 50%
ACT CompositeNot reported


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $35,527
Out-of-state: $62,209
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $13,262
Out-of-state: $39,944
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met87%
Average Freshman Award$27,629
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 9% of classes
10-19 students: 21% of classes
20-29 students: 33% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 15% of classes
Over 100 students: 11% of classes


Merced Population76,303
Nearest Metropolitan AreaFresno
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 79% of freshmen, 34% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNational Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Sororities11% of women participate
Fraternities 8% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
24.4% Asian
5.1% Black/African-American
51.2% Hispanic/Latino
4.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.8% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
13.5% White
0.8% Unknown
International Students5.3% from 22 countries
First-Year Students Returning84.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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Average 3.39 3.66 612 582 24
Low 2.50 2.30 480 430 14
High 3.91 4.40 770 740 33
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