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University of California-Merced Stats, Info and Facts

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5,760 students

75% admitted

  • 5,691 full time
  • 69 part time
  • 2,850 men full time
  • 2,811 women full time
  • 14,506 applied
  • 10,614 admitted
  • 5,760 enrolled

4,138 Undergraduates

$34,098 tuition/year

  • 243 Graduates
  • $34,098 out of state
  • $1,850 fees
  • $14,272 room & board
  • $1,398 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

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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
  • 0
  • 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…

  • Mar-10-2012 Read More
  • Matthew from Winnetka, CA
  • 0
  • This school is the best! Small campus,fantastic Professors and classes you can get into. The school cares about the students and provides a study type of enviorment. …

  • Nov-06-2013 Read More
  • Alexandra from Merced, CA
  • 0
  • opportunities abound in this quiet little place that belle (beauty and the beast) would love. you can read play sports or do research with professors. it's perfect for a city…

  • Feb-07-2012 Read More
  • Lemaria from Merced, CA
  • 0
  • It's peaceful going to college in a more rural, suburban-type town. There's not too much to do, but if you're with the right people it doesn't really matter; you'll find…

  • Aug-06-2012 Read More
  • Taylor from Valencia, CA
  • 0
  • Small school and a small town, there isn't a lot to do out there but if you find people there that you like then you can easily have a good…

  • Dec-22-2012 Read More
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.

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Melissa from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • Dec-22-2011 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
  • Nov-03-2011 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
  • Aug-03-2011 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
  • Jul-19-2011 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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