University of California - Merced

1,728 reviews
  1. Merced, CA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
University of California - Merced is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
California Pacific Conference
Address
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343

University of California - Merced Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
67%
SAT Range
910-1130
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$12,009/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,720/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,939/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,532/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,520/ year
  • $110k+
    $28,159/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.73 responses
47%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.74 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.74 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,811Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
64%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Hardworking, friendly, and easy going.
    65%
  • Inteligent
    16%
  • Getting by
    6%
  • Hard working, competitive, intelligent
    6%
  • Hardworking, reserved, Getting by
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
64%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.115 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.128 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • New and developing
    85%
  • Beautiful
    15%

After University of California - Merced

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Data not available
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
Data not available
National
83%
63%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.30 responses

Reviews

1,728 reviews
  • Excellent
    245
  • Very Good
    561
  • Average
    731
  • Poor
    148
  • Terrible
    37
One thing that I loved about this university was the campus. The campus was nice and small. The buildings were new. The faculty and students were friendly on our guided tour around campus.
  • Niche User
  • 17 days ago
I was encouraged so many times to pay for health insurance which was a grand for the first year. Also have to pay for the deferred payment plan where I had to pay a registration fee which I found unnecessary. Overall the campus is nice. With many clubs to join you are certain to have connections to help you fulfill your college experience.
  • Freshman
  • 17 days ago
The friends and teachers I have met have all contributed to making my memories here worth remembering. I could probably talk about this later on in my life about the time I did this or that. And it was only one year and with three more to come I'm positive that adventures await....
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago