School Overview

University of California-Merced is a Public, 4 years college located in Merced, California. UC Merced ranked 164th in National Universities and 37th in California Colleges.
It has a total enrollment of 9,018 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. It is a Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship. UC Merced's acceptance rate is 87.00% last year (undergraduate school).
University of California-Merced is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission.
Contact Information
Address5200 North Lake Road, Merced, CA 95343-5603
Phone209-228-4400
WEBucmerced.edu
Admission Information
Admissionadmissions.ucmerced.edu
Online Applicationadmission.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply-now.html
Financial Aidfinancialaid.ucmerced.edu
Net Price Calculatorfinaidcalc.ucmerced.edu/
Veterans Tuitionveteranservices.ucmerced.edu/
Athleticncaa.org/about/resources/research/graduation-rates
Disability Servicedisabilityservices.ucmerced.edu/
School Category
School TypePublic, 4 years
Carnegie CategoryResearch University (high research activity)
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship

Admission Information

The acceptance rate of University of California-Merced is 87.00% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 10.00%. The application fees are $70 for undergraduate programs and $105 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate87.00 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)10.00 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$70
Graduate Application Fees$105

Tuition & Fees

UC Merced's 2022 tuition & fees is $13,657 for California residents and $43,411 for out-of-students. For graduate programs, its 2022 tuition & fees is $13,207 for California residents and $28,309 for out-of-students.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$13,657$43,411
Graduate Tuition & Fees$13,207$28,309
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 9,018 students have enrolled for academic year 2020-2021. Among them, 8,077 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. UC Merced has 8,276 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 742 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students9,018
Undergraduate Students8,276
Graduate Students742
Online Enrollment8,077

Offered Degrees and Programs

Number of programs55 Programs
Offered Degrees/ProgramsBachelor's
Master's
Doctorate (Research)

On-campus Services

Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students

Learning opportunities

Distance Learning (online classes)
ROTC
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
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