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Merced, California

University of California, Merced | UC Merced

Public school in California with 8,300 total undergraduate students

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Admissions

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Admissions stats

Applicants & acceptance rate

Overall acceptance rate
87%
Women
88%

Men
84%

Total number of applicants
27,793
Women: 52%
Men: 48%

Accepted students who attend

Yield rate - overall
10%

Cost & scholarships

Your estimated net cost
$ ? / year
In-state
$32,558
Out-of-state
$62,312

Average net cost after aid

Income
Average net cost
$0–30,000
$8,370

$30,001–48,000
$9,274

$48,001–75,000
$11,997

$75,001–110,000
$15,853

Over $110,000
$26,004

Published costs and averages can be misleading: they don’t fully account for your family’s finances (for financial aid) or your academic profile (for scholarships).

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Applications

Application requirements

Accepts Common App
No

Considers class rank
No

Recommendation letters
Not used

TOEFL policy (international applicants)
Required

SAT/ACT testing policy
Not used
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Students

Enrolled student statistics

Enrolled students

First-year students (full-time)
2,410
Admission policy
Co-ed
Enrolled women:
50%
Enrolled men:
50%
6-year graduation rate
69%
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
4 years
6 years
Retention rate
81%

Student diversity

Very diverse
International students
7%

Race & ethnicity diversity among domestic students

Asian and Pacific Islander: 22%
Black: 5%
Hispanic: 57%
Native American: < 1%
Other: 4%
White: 11%

Academics

Student faculty ratio
20:1
Calendar system
Semester

Special academic offering

Study abroad

Credit for AP exams

Offers graduate degree

Academic and career counseling

Majors & careers

Special focus
None

Has medical school
No

Housing

Commuter College
No

On campus housing
Yes

Sports

D1 Football
No

Football conference
None

D1 Basketball
No

Basketball conference
California Pacific Conference