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University of California-Merced

Merced, California
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Overview
Public
6,741 Undergraduates
74% Admissions Rate
Rural: Fringe
Public
Region: West
Size: Small
Doctoral
University of California-Merced
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, California
95343-5603
(209) 228-4400
www.ucmerced.edu

The University of California, Merced, a public research university in Merced County, California, is one of the top 140 institutions of higher education in the United States. In 1988, the Regents of the University of California decided to establish the university, but it didn’t open until 2005. Today, the university sits on 210 acres of land in a rural setting. Like all schools within the University of California system, its motto is “Fiat lux” or “Let there be light.” There are nearly 9,000 alumni, and membership is free once students graduate from the undergrad or graduate degree programs. The school’s colors are royal blue and gold, its mascot is the Bobcat and its teams are nicknamed the Golden Bobcats. Its sports affiliation is NAIA Division II – California Pacific. Varsity sports offered by the University of California, Merced include men’s basketball, cross country, soccer and volleyball, and women’s basketball, cross country, soccer and volleyball. Club sports provided include badminton, boxing, historical fencing, Overwatch, ping pong, running, skiing, snowboarding, step and Taekwondo. Other clubs include an African Students’ Union, anime club, color guard, crochet club, dance coalition, digital media arts association and Fourth Cinema, a film club.

Location

Merced is a city in, and the county seat of, Merced County, California, United States, in the San Joaquin Valley. As of 2014, the city had a population of 81,743. Incorporated on April 1, 1889, Merced is a charter city that operates under a council-manager government. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

69

restaurants score

Students
49%

Men

51%

Women

20

Average Age of Entering Students

173

New Transfer Students

Admissions
74%

Acceptance Rate

13%

Enrollment Yield

870-1070

SAT Range

20,888

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$12,805

Typical Cost

$41,612

Out-Of-State (published)

$13,598

In-State (published)

92%

Recieve Financial Aid

75%

Have Loans

$14,875

Median Debt

Academics
20.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Biology

Top Major

4

Faculty Awards

36

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 200 to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, 12 percent of students are in a fraternity or sorority

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

California Pacific Conference

Track & Field Conference:

California Pacific Conference

Social
YouTube