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University of California - Merced Admissions

UC Merced admissions is somewhat selective with an acceptance rate of 70%. Students that get into UC Merced have an average SAT score between 1000-1170 or an average ACT score of 20-27. The regular admissions application deadline for UC Merced is November 30.

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
70%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
Total Applicants
22,574
SAT Range
1000-1170
SAT Reading
500-580
SAT Math
500-590
Students Submitting SAT
94%
ACT Range
20-27
ACT English
17-23
ACT Math
19-24
ACT Writing
Students Submitting ACT
58%

Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
November 30
Early Decision Deadline
Early Action Deadline
Offers Early Decision
No
Offers Early Action
No
Application Fee
$70
Accepts Common App
Accepts Coalition App
No

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Required
  • High School Rank
    Neither required nor recommended
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Required
  • SAT/ACT
    Required
  • Recommendations
    Neither required nor recommended
Poll
71%
of students say the admissions process made them feel like the school cared about them as an applicant.63 responses
Poll
73%
of students feel the admissions process evaluated them individually as a real person, not just a set of numbers.63 responses
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