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: ucmerced.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply-now.html
Address: 5200 North Lake Road, Merced, CA 95343-5603
Setting: Rural: Fringe
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 8,847
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 64%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 8,792 (99% 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: $13,538
Out-of-state Tuition: $43,292
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 93%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $23,112

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

University of California-Merced Programs

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

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 111
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 2
Engineering 545
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 111
History 211
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Mathematics and Statistics 111
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 112
Natural Resources and Conservation 11
Physical Sciences 333
Psychology 111
Social Sciences 522
Visual and Performing Arts 1
Grand total 261719

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 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 Fees 2019-2020
In-state $13,538
Out-of-state $43,292
Books and supplies $1,016

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $13,207
Out-of-state $28,309

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 2,046 93%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,995 90% $23,112
Student loan aid 1,145 52% $4,787

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 7,115 90% $21,024
Federal student loans 3,744 48% $5,213

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 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 25,424 11,251 14,173
Percent admitted 100% 71% 73%
Percent admitted who enrolled 8% 9% 8%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
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 2020

Total Enrollment 8,847
Undergraduate enrollment 8,151
Graduate enrollment 696

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 WASC 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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