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University of California - Merced Academics

Academic Statistics

Academics
B+
Based on acceptance rate, quality of professors, student reviews, and additional factors.
Graduation Rate
66%
National
48%
Full-Time Retention Rate
84%
Part-Time Retention Rate
33%
Academic Calendar
Semester
Research Funding per Student
$4,908
National
$1,524
Non-traditional Learning
  • Evening Degree Programs
    No
  • Teacher Certification
    No
  • Distance Education
    No
  • Study Abroad
    Yes

About the Classes

Class Size Breakdown
  • 2-19 students
    33%
  • 20-39
    35%
  • 40-99
    23%
  • 100+
    9%
94%
of students say they attend class.83 responses

About the Professors

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Female Professors
42%
Male Professors
58%
Average Professor Salary
$115,836
Poll
57%
of students say they take advantage of office hours/study sessions.83 responses
Faculty Diversity
  • African American
    2%
  • Asian American
    16%
  • Hispanic
    12%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    5%
  • Multiracial
    1%
  • Native American
    1%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%
  • Unknown
    2%
  • White
    60%

What Students Say About Professors

Poll
87%
of students say professors are passionate about the topics they teach.126 responses
Poll
82%
of students say professors care about their students' success.125 responses
Poll
79%
of students say professors are engaging and easy to understand.126 responses
Poll
87%
of students agree professors are approachable and helpful when needed.126 responses
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