University of California Merced

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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.


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