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University of California-Merced

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The University of California, Merced (also referred to as UC Merced or UCM), is the tenth and newest of the University of California campuses. Located in the San Joaquin Valley in unincorporated Merced County, California, near Merced, UC Merced was the first American research university to be built in the 21st century.

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  • Public, Four or more years
  • students
  • $34,098.00 avg tuition

5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343-5603
(209) 228-4400

Apply online Admissions:
admissions.ucmerced.edu
Financial Aid:
financialaid.ucmerced.edu

Areas of Study:

  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Engineering
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • History
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
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University of California-Merced

Statistics:
Applied 22,902
Admitted 20,296 89%
Enrolled total 1,339
Full Time: 1,336
Part Time 3
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 430 550
SAT Math 460 590
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 450 560
ACT Composite 18 24
ACT English 16 23
ACT Math 18 25
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 85%
4-year graduation rate
6-year graduation rate
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

University of California-Merced

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $11,220.00 $11,220.00 $34,098.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $1,850.00 $1,850.00 $1,850.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $11,220.00 $11,220.00 $26,322.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $1,588.00 $1,588.00 $1,588.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $13,720.00 $7,040.00 $9,128.00
Other Expenses $3,763.00 $4,512.00 $9,128.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $60.00
Graduate Application Fee $70.00
Books and Supplies $1,385.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 88%
Percent receiving grant aid 82%
Avg amount of grant aid $16,319.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 56%
Avg amount of student loan aid $4,734.00

University of California-Merced

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Management Science X
ENGINEERING
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering X X
Computer Engineering, General X
Computer Engineering, Other X
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering X
Materials Engineering X
Mechanical Engineering X X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
Comparative Literature X
HISTORY
History, General X
History, Other X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Applied Mathematics, General X X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Cognitive Science X
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Chemistry, General X
Geology/Earth Science, General X
Physical Sciences, Other X
Physics, General X
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology, General X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Anthropology X
Economics, General X
Political Science and Government, General X
Social Sciences, General X
Sociology X

Scholarships for Students in California

Name Amount Deadline
Golden 1 Credit Union Scholarship Up to $5,000 January 17, 2017
Ronald D. Lunceford Scholarship $4,000 January 13, 2017
Clinton E. Phillips Scholarship $4,000 January 13, 2017
Donald F. Hastings Scholarship $2,500 February 15, 2017
Robert E. Thunen Memorial Scholarship $2,500 April 01, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017
First Time College Student Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017
Community College Graduate Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017

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