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Academic Rigor
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Dorm Life
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Food and Dining
3.0632
Bang for the buck
4.0645
Clubs and Activities
4.2391
Campus Safety
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Most Helpful Review for University of California-Merced
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Gabriel from Hercules, CA
  • 32 out of 32 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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  • Sarah from Folsom, CA
  • Jul-03-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    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 aren't as impacted as the other UCs. Plus if you are into environmentally friendly things, like me, then you will be amazed by how eco-friendly this school is.

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  • Evelyn from Lynwood, CA
  • Jun-17-2015 I am a past student here

    Being a first generation college student, I was afraid of attending, but the campus community helped me through and I'm glad I made this my first option.

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  • Aimee from Chula Vista, CA
  • Mar-25-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    lovely school , i got accepted but will not attend. they do offer a lot of financial aid, it just wasnt what i was looking for.its a beautiful school.

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  • Freshman @ UC Merced
  • Dec-21-2014 I am a current student here

    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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  • Sofia from Los Angeles, CA
  • Nov-05-2014 I am a current student here

    This university is pretty amazing aside from it being secluded. It has a beautiful lake in walking distance, although the town doesn't offer much entertainment. This school provides a good environment to study and get work done

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  • Andrew from Merced, CA
  • Jun-03-2014 I am a current student here

    I absolutely love this university. I don't know why people are complaining; it's been extremely fun and informative. I hope more people would consider this university as a college choice.

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  • Jennifer from Elk Grove, CA
  • May-09-2014 I am a current student here

    Merced is a great school! It is small & convenient to get to classes in good timing. I'm too much of a city girl for this place though, so its not exactly for me but I love that I am able to get all of my classes & learn from the best professors.

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  • Carissa from San Dimas , CA
  • Mar-30-2014 I am a current student here

    UCM has a ton of opportunities if you pursue them. It's easy to get classes, financial aid, and research experience. Overall, a pretty laid back school where students don't have much to worry about other than their academics.

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  • Savannah from Exeter, CA
  • Mar-18-2014 I am a current student here

    UC Merced is focused on the success of its students. The campus isn't too large, and isn't too small easier. Professors and advisers at UC Merced are extremely helpful and clearly put education as a top priority.

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