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Address5200 North Lake Road, Merced, CA 95343-5603
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School TypePublic, 4 or more years
Carnegie CategoryResearch University (high research activity)
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship
University of California-Merced Campus, Merced, CA
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2021 Tuition & Fees and 2022 Estimation

For undergraduate school, the 2021 tuition and fees of University of California-Merced are $14,100 for in-state students and $43,854 for out-of-state students. For graduate programs, its 2021 tuition and fees are $14,100 for in-state students and $43,854 for out-of-state students.
The estimated 2022 tuition & fees are $14,685 for California residents and $44,423 for out-of-state students based on the tuition changes over the past five years. The estimated 2022 graduate school tuition & fees are $15,053 for California residents and $67,935 for out-of-state students. The average salary varies depending on the field of study where the Computer Engineering program shows the highest salary with $47,500 after graduating.
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UC Merced 2020-2021 Tuition Costs Chart
*Updated with 2021 tuition data: source: NCES (National Center for Education Statistics)
University of California-Merced 2021-2022 Estimated Tuition Costs Chart
The estimation for 2021-2022 tuition costs is based on the cost change rates of last year.

2021 Key Stats

The Acceptance rate at University of California-Merced is 72% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 12%. The average SAT scores submitted by enrolled students is 1,090.
The average graduation rate is 69%. Total 8,544 students are attending the school and the school offers campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory and residence halls possessed by the school). Key academic stats for the school are listed in the next table.
2021 Key Academics Statistics at UC Merced
Admission Stats »72% Acceptance Rate / 12% Yield
Test Scores »1,090 SAT / 22 ACT
Graduation Rate »69%
Transfer-out Rate23%
Retention Rate81%(full-time), 38% (part-time)
Student to Faculty Ratio5.00% (20 to 1)
Student Population »8,544 (7,881 undergraduate)
Average Financial Aid »$21,194
Average Salary by Field of Study$22,700 - $47,500

Special Learning Opportunities and On-Campus Student Services

University of California-Merced offers online classes (distance learning opportunities) for undergraduate programs. The next table summarizes the special learning opportunities.
Special Learning Opportunities at UC Merced
Online ClassUndergraduate,
Weekend/Evening CollegeNo
Teacher CertificationNo
Study AbroadYes
UC Merced provides several student services including academic/career counseling services, employment services for students.
On-Campus Student Services at UC Merced
Remedial servicesNo
Academic/career counseling serviceYes
Employment services for studentsYes
Placement services for completersNo
On-campus day care for students' childrenYes
Library facilities at institutionVarious Library Facilities Provided

Campus Life

The following table illustrates the special characteristics of University of California-Merced. It has dormitories (or campus-owned housing) and its capacity is 3,733. It also offers separate board/meal plans.
UC Merced Special Characteristics
Religious AffiliationNot applicable
Has HospitalNo
Offer Medical DegreeNo
Board/Meal PlanYes
Dormitory Capacity3,733

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