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University of California-Merced Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

7,336 Students

70% Admitted

  • 7,967 full time
  • 80 part time
  • 3,595 men full time
  • 3,705 women full time
  • 20,888 applied
  • 15,492 admitted
  • 2,049 enrolled

7,375 Undergraduates

$13,262 Tuition/Year

  • 521 Graduates
  • $13,262 in state
  • $2,042 fees
  • $16,814 room & board
  • $1,006 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Far West Rural area, on fringe of an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Golden Bobcats
School Colors: Royal blue and gold
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Kristen from Fresno, CA
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  • the housing on-campus is very new, every building is made of good quality. the library is huge, you can eat in it, and some areas are actually quiet. the whole…

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  • Israel from Modesto, CA
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  • This school is looked down upon for being so new to the UC System. It is a great school thriving. All the current students are pioneers of something big. UC…

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  • Freshman @ UC Merced
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  • The campus is gorgeous and relaxing. There are many places to get some good studying done. The campus also offers many clubs and workshops that keep college life exciting.…

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  • Sarah from Folsom, CA
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  • While there isn't much in the town, the campus is beautiful and fairly new. The library and classrooms are all large, and since it is a smaller school, the classes…

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  • Michelle from Murrieta, CA
  • 0
  • Nice because everything was new. But lack of difficulty in course work and limited available courses/majors. Also the limited amount of jobs available on campus and in the community…

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Mission Statement

The mission of the University of California, Merced is embodied in its proud claim of being the first American research university of the twenty-first century. Opening in 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California, UC Merced continually strives for excellence in carrying out the University's mission of teaching, research and service, benefiting society through discovering and transmitting new knowledge and functioning as an active repository of organized knowledge. As a key tenet in carrying out this mission, UC Merced promotes and celebrates the diversity of all members of its community.


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Melissa from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • I am a current student here

    There are over 150 student clubs and organizations on campus UC Merced students can be apart of. The Office of Student Life allows students to be apart of these clubs and organizations because it provides students with leadership skills, time management skills, and motivates the students to do well in classes.

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  • 5
  • Adolfo Flores from Fresno, CA
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I love the campus, it has a beautiful scenery and the campus is away from the city. The bad thing about this school is that it's new and small, however the good thing about this school is that it's new and small.

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  • 4
  • stephanie from Sacramento, CA
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Even though it is a small school, you will enjoy how easy it is to meet new people thanks to it's small setting. Also, the school has lots of activities and clubs to join so you'll never be bored.

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  • 5
  • Gabriela from Anaheim, CA
  • I am a current student here

    I really enjoyed living here. I lived on-campus and it's as they say, if you can live on-campus, definitely make the effort to. It was the craziest year I've ever had in my life. I'll never forget the memories and friends I've made. In regards to the campus, it's really lovely. There's lots of space and things to look at. Merced is a small area and most people find it boring, but I think that having fun is what you make of it, because I obviously had a great time.

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