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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Required
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required

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Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

5200 North Lake Road Merced, CA 95343-5603
Phone: (209) 228-4400
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Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Marco
  • I am a current student here

    If you are from L.A. get ready to have a 180 change. There is low traffic here. Everyone treats you with respect and kindness. and forget the city life. If you have heard rumors that it smells like cows here, it doesn't. its peaceful and serene.

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  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    Don't expect to much, although that opinion may change since there is a lot of construction happening currently. Be wary that you might be disappointed at first, I have met many people who feel that way, but it's just what you make of it.

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  • SigmaTech
  • I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    If you're going to dorm here, you're probably going to be treated to new residence halls and therefore more modern, flexible regulations on items that are allowed in your room. But be prepared to not be within biking distance to the nearest supermarket. WalMart and Target are pretty far, so you may end up having to buy things like dish soap at the high prices that the university puts them on the shelf for. Either that or Amazon needs to be your friend. If you're doing and you have a meal plan that doesn't allow you to eat 2-3 meals a day, be sure to bring some food with you before move-in day. Cheap options are canned soups, microwavable macaroni, frozen pizzas, powdered milk, oatmeal(!!!), nature valley bars, ramen noodles, Breakfast Essentials powder, tea, peanut butter, crackers, and anything else you can think of that has a high yield of meals for the dollar. For water, bring a filtered pitcher. Personally, for drinks, I bought a cheap canister of lemon iced tea powder that makes 111 servings of tea. Talk about budgeting. With an insulated container, I fill my vacuum insulated water container with ice from our dining hall every night and it keeps all my drinks cold the next day. It's a good system. Keep hydrated!

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  • Israel from Modesto, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Get ready to have fun and but be prepared for a challenge. At UC Merced you will have an adventure of a lifetime.

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