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What are others saying about University of California-Merced?

Academic Rigor
4.2787
Dorm Life
4.0291
Food and Dining
3.1373
Bang for the buck
4.0625
Clubs and Activities
4.2553
Campus Safety
4.7705
Most Helpful Review for University of California-Merced
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Gabriel from Hercules, CA
  • 33 out of 33 people found this review helpful

Obviously, just like any other school, if you put your mind to it, study, and do the work, you'll learn. Putting in effort to what you want to accomplish is the key. I am currently a freshman and am about to finish my 1st semester here. I'm taking 4 class (16 units) and it's fairly difficult, but manageable. All of my professors are great. I have no complaint about any of them whatsoever. Also, they are very reasonable, and depending on the professor/t.a., will give you some slack if you have any trouble with...

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  • Xavier from Merced, CA
  • I am a current student here

    UC Merced is an beautiful campus with modern architecture, and great scenery. It is a small but growing campus. There are always activities going on in the quad, but if you want to take a nap, you can always find a nice couch or lounge chair to doze off in the library or another building like the engineering building.

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  • Karla - Pasadena, CA
  • I am a current student here

    UC Merced is a really beautiful campus that is continuing to grow and grow with students and faculty. The vibe that the school has is really chill and vibrant when you see students all over, either going to class or hanging out when there’s Greek life booths,food trucks, fun activities made by the RA’s. The classes overall from what I’ve experienced is amazing because the professors really care about what they teach and want what’s best for you and they even love seeing you for office hours, so this school has really shown me that I can call it a home away from home.

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  • Marco
  • I am a current student here

    Good school. Nice people. Beautiful place and I'm so glad to have come here.

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  • Natalie
  • I am a current student here

    UC Merced emulates a “home” atmosphere; it is small enough where you run into the same people everyday and professors know you by name, but you still have that quality UC education. People are genuinely nice on this campus and always inclusive and welcoming. The dorms and classroom buildings are of top quality; it’s overall a great University.

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  • Marco Antonio - Arleta, CA
  • I am a current student here

    I am incoming freshman but I must admit it's a beautiful campus. It has a welcoming and friendly environment. From what I've seen there are a lot of academic opportunities.

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  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    UC Merced is an interesting campus to attend. Since the campus is currently under a lot of construction, there are a lot of changes happening. It is an enjoyable campus to be a part of, it's a great place if you want to be a pioneer for change and growth.

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

    What made me decide not to go to this college was its remoteness and setting. While everything looked fantastic in the UC Merced brochures, I pulled up Google Maps street view and "drove" around UC Merced. It looked like the middle of nowhere.

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

    i may not be able to know this school well, but i believe that something good will happen in my life if i attend this school... i believe so.

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

    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 Merced is expanding and will eventually highly prestigious. It gives the students who were at a disadvantage, a chance to prove themselves that they are worthy of a college education.

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  • Drew from Valley Glen, CA
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The surrounding location is beautiful and vast, making it appear to be a peaceful school with little distractions. All of the technology is modern and easily accessible to students, making the transition into a career seamless. The campus is very diverse, but still small and welcoming.

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