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Reviews 1596 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The security on campus has definitely increased and I don't feel like there is much danger. Although I do wish there was parking available closer to the classroom buildings, especially when I have late night classes.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I feel like the classes are challenging and I am still getting used to this whole college experience. Although I know the professors are approachable, it becomes difficult for me to ask questions because I dont know how to start.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I feel like a biology major here is very hard because there is scarcity of sources. Especially for those seeking a medical degree.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: I feel like their isn't a lot of athletic involvement in this school mainly because we are left with very few options. There isn't even a pool. I feel like forming a football team would bring the school together.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: What makes my school unique is the opportunity for research in the field you desire. Since the classroom's are not as big you can get more one on one help. I do not like that there isn't a wide variety of classes to choose from. I feel like I am behind because I am not able to get the classes I need to graduate with a Biology major.

3 College Student

Party Scene: I don't care nor pay attention much to them.

3 College Student

Party Scene: From my opinion it is okay, not that great nor that bad.

3 College Student

Academics: I don't really care about the location, but it is the amount of people and their characters.

3 College Student

Diversity: In life, you never when, who, what, where, why, or how it will happen, then it just happened. You should accept it because it can't change things that had already happen but you can change the future yet you don't know what will happen.

3 College Student

Drug Safety: It is strict, but you don't see everything so you can't be sure but it is good.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: It is not the best but not everything is perfect, yet it is the best as it can be so it is great.

3 College Student

Overall Experience: It's okay based on my opinion, not too bad nor good.

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3 College Student

Overall Experience: I don't know much so it is based on my opinion only.

3 College Student

Campus Housing: To me, it is pretty much normal, not so good and not so bad.

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3 College Student

Greek Life: I am not a Greek so I don't know much, but it should a bit alike to every human, we do things alike other than cultural activities.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: My overall experience at school so far is normal yet sometime very interesting, good, or bad, afterall they are normal at everyday life experience suppose to be. It do a lots of things, but it just not my things or stuffs that I like to do.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are emergency posts surround the campus and close to every housing building, classroom and student service centers. If you feel in danger you press the button on the post and the post will call a student office so they can assist you.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The courses are pretty hard, but if you form a study group and go to office hours you will do just fine.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: We receive a lot of information on internships, jobs, and events that are held almost everyday.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living in the dorms was the best decision I ever made. Living on campus is easier for new student become familiar with the different programs and tutors the school offers and its free!

4 College Freshman

Athletics: We have a lot of school spirit here at UC Merced and should the same amount of encouragement for each sport.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My experience so far is great, the staff and students are very welcoming and easy to talk to. They will help you and answer any questions or concerns that you may have. I am very pleased with my choice of college because I have a better opportunity standing out than at any other UC. I would definitely choose my school if I were to do it all over again.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: the campus isn't to large so living on campus meant everything was close by and easily accessible

3 College Junior

Greek Life: our greek life is small but is growing on campus,

4 College Junior

Athletics: i played on the basketball team for 2 years and all the coaches, trainers, athletic staff and advisers are very nice and helpful


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There tends to be a fair amount of skepticism about UC Merced, due to its young age. Because the school is located in a fairly small town and only opened its doors a little more than six years ago, there are plenty of students who come to UCM concerned about how established the University actually is and how boring life might be on or off campus. However, students tend to be surprised at what UCM has to offer. It definitely lives up to the UC standard, providing students with research opportunities and leadership positions. Students tend to not only adjust, but eventually come to love the cozy, neighborly atmosphere of the school. Those very accustomed to the busy city lifestyle might be shocked at the smallness of the place, but the general consensus is that there is plenty to do, both on and off campus, and that it is just a matter of exploring.

Ultimately, the University is like any other college in the sense that there will be parties. However, the party scene is not so big on campus, due to its size and the fact that there are not any fraternity or sorority houses. But there is a fair share of off-campus parties. For students more interested in extracurricular activities, UCM provides awesome opportunities, especially since students will have a chance to be at the forefront of many organizations, or even start a new organization or sports team, and create more school traditions. Students agree that by attending UCM, they have the opportunity to lay the foundation for a University with great potential. Plus, the brand-new facilities—including the labs, classrooms, and even the new, clean dorms and restrooms—are an asset to being a young school. Thus, while UCM might not provide one with a typical college experience, due to its smallness and newness, it's definitely possible for a student to have a worthwhile experience here if he or she is willing to get involved with campus life.

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