The Best & Worst

Location
Merced, CA
Undergrads
5,363
Tuition (in-state)
$35,948 ($13,070)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Best Of

  1. 1
    Friends and the friendly people you'll meet here
  2. 2
    Great diversity
  3. 3
    Helpful professors
  4. 4
    Leadership opportunities
  5. 5
    New, well-equipped library
  6. 6
    Research opportunities for undergrads
  7. 7
    Smaller student-teacher ratio

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
83% of students return after their first year.
Easy Financial Aid Process
50% of students surveyed told us that the financial aid process went smoothly and they received the financial aid they needed.
Knowledgeable Professors
91% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
74% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
77% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
85% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Easy to Get By on a Student's Budget
50% of students surveyed felt that the amount it costs to live while at school was better than average.
Safe Campus
50% of students surveyed said that they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
66% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Genders Equally Represented
A male-to-female ratio of 48/52 means there's a pretty even balance of students on campus.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Cheap Living Off Campus
Off-campus housing is only $7,109 on average.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.
Extremely Diverse
One of the most racially diverse campuses-81% of students are minorities.

Worst Of

  1. 1
    Inflexible dining commons hours
  2. 2
    Lack of athletic facilities
  3. 3
    Lack of events for students over 21

Facts & Statistics

Expensive
Tuition is a steep $35,948, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
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