University of California, Merced

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world rank  778

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University Overview

Established in 2005, University of California, Merced is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the small city of Merced (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), California. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz. Officially accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, University of California, Merced (UC Merced) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. University of California, Merced (UC Merced) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 15 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UC Merced also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym UC Merced
Founded 2005
Motto Fiat Lux
Let there be light
Colours Royal blue and gold

University Location

Address 5200 North Lake Road
Merced
95343-5603 California
United States
Tel +1 (209) 228 4400
Fax +1 (209) 228 4424
Other locations Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
Minority Serving Asian American, Native American or Pacific Islander-serving Institution
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office PO Box 2039
Merced 95344
(209) 228 4682

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 9,000-9,999
Academic Staff 400-499
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
2000 Classification
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences plus professions, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of California, Merced's Library
University of California-Merced's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 136,417 physical volumes, 3,062 physical media, 16 digital/electronic medium and 715 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
University of California, Merced provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 3,733 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

WASC Senior College and University Commission


Year of first Accreditation

2011


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • University of California System (UC System)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

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