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University of California - Merced
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  • 4 Year
  • MERCED, CA

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade D+
  9. Dorms
    grade A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

About

5200 NORTH LAKE ROAD
MERCED, CA 95343
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
California Pacific Conference

University of California - Merced Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
November 30
Acceptance Rate
72%
    SAT Range
    1000-1180
    ACT Range
    19-25
    Application Fee
    $70
    SAT/ACT
    Considered but not required
    High School GPA
    Required
    Accepts Common App
    No data available  

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    Cost

    Net Price
    $14,013 / year
    National
    $15,523
    Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
    Average Total Aid Awarded
    $23,112 / year
    National
    $7,535
    Students Receiving Financial Aid
    93%

    Scholarship

    Academics

    Professors
    grade A
    Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
    Student Faculty Ratio
    19:1
    Evening Degree Programs
    No
    83%
    of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 125 responses
    48%
    of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 143 responses
    57%
    of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 143 responses

    Majors

    Online

    Online Programs Offered
    0
    Offers Online Courses
    Yes
    Online Certificate Programs
    0
    Online Associates Programs
    0
    Online Bachelor's Programs
    0
    How Students Learn
    • Mix of Online and on Campus
      1%
    • On Campus
      99%
    • Online
      0%

    Students

    Full-Time Enrollment
    8,080 Undergrads
    Part-Time Undergrads
    71
    Undergrads Over 25
    2%
    Pell Grant
    64%
    Varsity Athletes
    2%
    Poll
    What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
    Based on 81 responses
    • Hardworking, friendly, and easy going.
      75%
    • Hard working, competitive, intelligent
      9%
    • Getting by
      7%
    • Hardworking, reserved, Getting by
      7%
    • Outgoing
      1%

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    Campus Life

    Freshmen Live On-Campus
    No data available  
    Poll
    65%
    of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 171 responses
    Poll
    73%
    of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 192 responses
    Poll
    What one word or phrase best describes your school?
    Based on 99 responses
    • New and developing
      63%
    • BOBCATS
      20%
    • Beautiful
      9%
    • Memorable
      3%
    • Underrated
      2%
    • Home away from home
      1%
    • Interesting
      1%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    No data available  
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    69%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    91%
    National
    83%
    68%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 90 responses

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