University of California-Merced

5200 North Lake Road, Merced, CA
4-year
Medium
Rural

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Majors offered at University of California-Merced

Biggest majors
Biology, General
Psychology, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations

Academics at University of California-Merced

1020-1190
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
19-27
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
20 to 1
Selectivity
Less Selective (66% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Demographics for University of California-Merced Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
University of California-Merced Students20%7%13%64%2%2%2%
All Bold.org College Students11%21%37%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
University of California-Merced Students
25%
73%
Male
Female
< 2% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for University of California-Merced students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Software Engineer105k
Associate Software Engineer102k
Controls Engineer79k
Project Engineer75k
Mechanical Design Engineer75k
Mechanical Engineer68k
Data Analyst67k
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Net price of attending University of California-Merced

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Student reviews of University of California-Merced

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Recommended by

95% of students

Known for

Awesome study spaces and libraries
Accessible and helpful professors
Safe campus
LGBTQ+ friendly
Diverse and Inclusive
Alexandra Lee
Makeup and Beauty
Research
Biology
Fashion + 2 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

The University of California, Merced is a new school with lots of potential in research and STEM fields. The small student body allows lots of research potential and the opportunity for close connections with professors and instructors. With the upcoming medical school that will be built near UC Merced, I cannot wait to experience more of the changes of UC Merced that will give amazing opportunities to students from all around Central Valley.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

A common dislike about UC Merced is the location that the school stands. Merced is a mostly rural town with limited activities for young college students.

Jenny Alvarez
Public Health
Volunteering
Biking And Cycling

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I am currently a first-year and have little experience, but I have loved living on campus at UC Merced. The education is the same you get at any other high-ranking college. The student life is pretty great since they try to engage students on campus with events and clubs.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

As mentioned, before they sometimes have problems with their food. They have said this is due to supplier chain issues, but I would want to see better quality food. We pay thousands of dollars to be fed poorly handled food.

Kyla Brown
Graphic Design
digital art
Calligraphy
Animation + 5 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

The campus is super new! There are tons of opportunities for tutoring and academic help.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The dining center hours are not great and the meals are small. Bring snacks!

Ivonne Escobar
Shopping And Thrifting

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I love that it was a small campus so it was not scary to get lost. I loved having small classes where you get that interaction with your professor. I loved how modern the campus was and how friendly everyone is.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The weather can be too hot or too cold.

Shelley Suazo
Journaling
Fashion
Painting and Studio Art
Dance

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

UC Merced has great academics, lots of research opportunities, and a beautiful campus. In addition, the social life at this school is great, with a very diverse student body and a wide variety of clubs and organizations that students can join.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

There aren't many on-campus food options. Students can pay for a meal plan but the dining hall food isn't great. There are also food trucks students can buy food from, but they are pretty expensive.

2.0

WHAT I LIKED

Depending on your education. Merced is all about the sciences but there is nothing to do after classes every pretty much goes their regular home over the weekend and other students stay locked up in their dorms sadly.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

It's OK for certain students.

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