University of California-Merced

Acceptance Rate 85 %
SAT Average 1,050
Tuition & Fees $43,854
Student Population 9,018
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $21,735

Academic Overview

University of California-Merced Campus, Merced, CA
University of California-Merced is a public, 4 or more years institute located in Merced, California. It is a Research University (high research activity) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship. The 2021 tuition & fees are $14,100 for California residents and $43,854 for out-of-state students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 9,018 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 85% and the graduation rate is 69% last year.

2021 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2020-2021, tuition and fees of University of California-Merced are $14,100 for California residents and $43,854 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its 2021 tuition and fees are $14,100 for in-state students and $43,854 for out-of-state students.
University of California-Merced 2021 Tuition & Fees
California ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2020-2021 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2021 key academic statistics at UC Merced. The acceptance rate of UC Merced is 85% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 12%. The average graduation rate is 69% and the transfer-out rate is 26%. The average received amount of financial aid is $21,735 and 93% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 9,018 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for University of California-Merced is 85 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for University of California-Merced is 69 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for University of California-Merced is 26 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for University of California-Merced is 81 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for University of California-Merced is 9,018
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for University of California-Merced is 20 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
20 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $21,735 at University of California-Merced.
Financial Aid Amount

Offered Degrees

UC Merced offers 62 major programs on-site (in-person class) only. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Bachelor's Degree260
Master's Degree170
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship190

Special Learning Opportunities

University of California-Merced offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for undergraduate programs. The school provides study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:3,733)
Board/Meal Plan

Veterans Benefits

University of California-Merced has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges