University of California Merced

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School Overview

The University of California, Merced, sometimes referred to as UCM or UC Merced, is the most recent addition to the University of California (UC) System. It is located in Merced County, California situated in the San Joaquin Valley. UCM was the first public research university to be constructed in the 21st century.

General Information

Admission Office

5200 North Lake Road

Merced, CA 95343-5603

(209) 228-4682

(866) 270-7301

Fax: (209) 228-4244



Contact: Encarnacion Ruiz

Director, Admissions and Relations with Schools & Colleges
Main Address

5200 North Lake Road

Merced, CA 95343-5603

(209) 228-4400

www.ucmerced.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 2,534

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 925

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,533

Graduate enrollment: 184

Setting

Rural setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $60

Online application fee: $60
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 91%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 79%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $7,204 $7,749 $9,161 $11,030 +20.40%
Books and Supplies $1,474 $1,508 $1,552 $1,563 +0.71%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $10,714 $11,692 $12,248 $12,802 +4.52%
Other $3,314 $3,477 $3,666 $3,630 -0.98%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $7,609 $7,843 $8,164 $8,352 +2.30%
Other $4,175 $4,340 $4,573 $4,511 -1.36%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $22,706 $24,426 $26,627 $29,025 +9.01%
In-state Off Campus $20,462 $21,440 $23,450 $25,456 +8.55%
In-state with Family $8,678 $9,257 $10,713 $12,593 +17.55%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $9,342
In-state Student Fees $1,465
Out-of-state Tuition $24,444
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $1,465

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 768 83%
Grant or scholarship aid 714 77% $8,415,800 $11,787
• Federal grants 403 44% $1,815,743 $4,506
• Pell grants 400 43% $1,529,412 $3,824
• Other federal grants 297 32% $286,331 $964
State and local government grant or scholarships 411 45% $2,004,059 $4,876
Institutional scholarships or grants 692 75% $4,595,998 $6,642
Student loan financial aid 410 44% $1,919,128 $4,681
• Federal student loans 403 44% $1,594,002 $3,955
• Other student loans 26 3% $325,126 $12,505

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 351 20 15
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 116 6 7
Biology/biological Sciences, General 116
Cell/cellular and Molecular Biology 6 7
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 29
Management Science 29
Engineering 36 3 2
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 10 2
Computer Engineering, General 10
Computer Engineering, Other 1
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering 4
Materials Engineering 1
Mechanical Engineering 11 1 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 5
Comparative Literature 5
History 15 3 2
History, General 14
History, Other 1 3 2
Mathematics and Statistics 3 1
Applied Mathematics, General 3 1
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 17 5 1
Behavioral Sciences 5 1
Cognitive Science 17
Natural Resources and Conservation 3 2
Environmental Science 3 2
Physical Sciences 16
Chemistry, General 6
Geology/earth Science, General 5
Physics, General 5
Psychology 72
Psychology, General 72
Social Sciences 42
Anthropology 1
Economics, General 17
Political Science and Government, General 22
Social Sciences, General 2
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Management Science B

Engineering

Biomedical Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Environmental Engineering B
Materials Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

Foreign Language & Literature

Comparative Literature B

History

History – General B
World cultures and history B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Cognitive Science B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of California-Merced Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(209) 228-4400
Website:www.ucmerced.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/undergrad_adm/apply/apply_online.html
Address:5200 North Lake Road, Merced, CA 95343-5603
Setting:41
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:7,336
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):57%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:20 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:7,145 (97% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$13,262
Out-of-state Tuition:$39,944
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:92%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$22,129

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of California-Merced Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of California-Merced.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences111
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Engineering533
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics2
Health Professions and Related Programs1
History211
Mathematics and Statistics111
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies112
Natural Resources and Conservation11
Physical Sciences333
Psychology111
Social Sciences42
Grand total231414

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at University of California-Merced.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of California-Merced and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$13,262
Out-of-state$39,944
Books and supplies$1,444

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$12,931
Out-of-state$28,033

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,64892%
Grant or scholarship aid1,59590%$22,129
Student loan aid92352%$4,651

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid5,42387%$18,949
Federal student loans3,22552%$5,230

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of California-Merced. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of California-Merced students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants20,8889,70411,184
Percent admitted100%73%76%
Percent admitted who enrolled10%10%10%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of California-Merced Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment7,336
Undergraduate enrollment6,815
Graduate enrollment521

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of California-Merced Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

    *General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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