University of California-Merced

#227 in National Universities

  • Public4 Years (or High)Merced, CADegree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or aboveDoctor's degree7,336 Students74.17 % Acceptance Ratio20:1 Student-Faculty Ratio
    University of California-Merced is a Public (4 Years or High) college located in Merced, California. It has a total enrollment of 7,336 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 20:1. It is a Degree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or above school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree. The acceptance ratio for undergraduate school is 74.17% last year.
  • Open Admission Policy
    Acceptance Ratio74.17 %
    Admission Yield13.22 %
    Undergraduate Application Fees$70
    Graduate Application Fees$105

    The acceptance ratio is 74.17% last year at University of California-Merced where total 20,888 students applied and 15,492 were accepted.

  • In-StateOut-of-State
    Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$13,598$41,612
    Graduate Tuition & Fees$13,267$28,369
    On-Campus Living Costs$20,969
    Off-Campus Living Costs$12,674

    The tuition & fees at University of California-Merced, for academic year 2017-2018 is $13,598 for in-state students and $41,612 for out-of-students.

    The living cost including room, board, and other expenses is $20,969 when living on campus and $12,674 when living off campus.

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    Online Learning

    Study Abroad

    Career Counseling

    Employment Service

    On-Campus Daycare


    University of California-Merced provides various learning opportunities and services for their students.

    It includes Campus Housing, Online Learning, Study Abroad, Career Counseling, Employment Service, On-Campus Daycare, Library and more.

    Explore campus life and get your opportunities at University of California-Merced.

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The Numbers Say it All about University of California-Merced

Key Stats for University of California-Merced

Costs of Attendance extremely expensive

University of California-Merced$41,612
All U.S. Colleges$18,355
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges$18,374
4 Years or High Colleges$22,271
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in California$19,392

Admission Chances relatively easy to get in


Admission Ratio

  • All U.S. Colleges66.99%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges68.96%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges66.20%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in California53.62%

Financial Helps high financial help rate


Financial Aid Rates

  • All U.S. Colleges76.94%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges74.61%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges82.17%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in California68.74%

Student Population small

University of California-Merced7,336
All U.S. Colleges20,523,036
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges8,898,653
4 Years or High Colleges14,093,854
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in California990,462

Graduation Rates high completion rate


Graduation Rate

  • All U.S. Colleges47.15%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges45.08%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges48.69%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in California53.07%

Major Programs few programs


Major Programs

  • All U.S. Colleges70
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges203
  • 4 Years or High Colleges109
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in California222

Contact Information & Online Resources


University of California-Merced 5200 North Lake Road,
Merced, CA 95343-5603
209) 228-4400


University of California-Merced is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission (06/24/2011 - Current).
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