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Applicant Status At University of California - Merced

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Admissions Statistics

Overall Admissions Statistics
Total Applicants:14,056
Male Applicants:6,635
Female Applicants:7,421
Total Acceptances:10,613
Male Acceptances:5,015
Female Acceptances:5,598
Acceptance Rate:76%
Yield: ? 14%
Contact Admissions
Phone:(209) 228-4862
Application Information
Open Admissions:No
Common Application:No
Application Fee:$70
Application Web
Dates To Know Deadline Notification
Regular Decision November 30 Rolling beginning March 31
Must-Reply-By May 1 or within 3 weeks of notification thereafter
RequiredRecommendedNeither Required
Nor Recommended
HS Rank
HS Transcript
College Prep Courses
Freshmen Enrollment Statistics
Total Freshmen Enrollment:1,492
Full-Time Male Enrollment:759
Full-Time Female Enrollment:731
Part-Time Male Enrollment:1
Part-Time Female Enrollment:1
Waitlist Statistics
Applicants Placed: ? 0
Applicants Accepting: ? 0
Students Enrolled: ? 0
Transfer Statistics
Applications Received:4,064
Applicants Accepted:3,370
Students Enrolled:212

Standardized Tests Statistics

Standardized Test Scores Critical Reading Math Writing Composite (out of)
SAT (25th - 75th Percentile) 440 - 550 460 - 590 440 - 550 1340 - 1690 (2400)
ACT (25th - 75th Percentile) 17 - 23 19 - 25 Not Reported 18 - 24 (36)
General Statistics
Top 10% of HS Class:Not Reported
SAT/ACT Required:Not Reported
Students Submitting SAT:94%
Students Submitting ACT:45%
SAT Subject Test Requirements
Not Reported

Facts & Statistics

Tips for Getting In
  • Aim for and get good grades.
  • Apply on time.
  • Do well on AP tests so that once you do get in, you can override some GE (general education) courses.
  • Have volunteer experience.
  • Join clubs, take on leadership positions, and participate in extracurricular activities.
Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
  • Financial aid help
  • How to make a proper sleep cycle
  • How to study effectively
  • That free tutoring was available
Interviews & Information Sessions
For questions on your application or any admissions related information, either call (209) 228-4682 or (866) 270-7301 or e-mail The office is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Campus Tours
Tours are available Monday through Friday 10 a.m., 1 p.m., or 3 p.m. (PST) and designated Saturdays at 12 p.m. (excluding major holidays). Make a reservation at: or call the visitor center at (209) 228-6316 or (866) 270-7301.
Overnight Visits
A program called "Inside UC Merced" allows prospective students to be paired up with a current student and spend a day with him or her. The prospective student would come to campus on a weekday and go with a UCM student to his/her classes, club meetings, etc., and then stay overnight in his/her dorm. For more information, contact the admissions department.
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