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Undergraduate Profile

Campus Diversity

African-American - 5%
American Indian/Alaskan Native American Indian/Alaskan Native - >1%
Asian - 19%
Chicano/Latino - 55%
Nonresident alien Nonresidents - 7%
Pacific Islander - 1%
Two or more races - 3%
Unknown/Declined to state - 1%
White - 10%

 

Gender

Female Female: 51%
Male Male: 48%
  Declined to state: 1%

 

First Year Admission Statistics *

Admission Statistics GPA 3.45 - 3.96
Admit Rate: 72%
Test Scores:
     SAT Total: 1020 - 1270
     ACT Total: 17 - 25

 

Total Enrollment

Undergraduate 7,881 Enrollment, Undergraduate
Graduate 663 Enrollment, Graduate
Total Headcount 8,544 Enrollment, Total

 

 

Geographic Origins

99% of UC Merced students are from California
  Marker Northern California Northern California - 29.3%
  Marker Central California Central California - 30.8%
  Marker Southern California Southern California - 39.5%
       Nonresident/International - 0.5%
   
   

 

First Generation Status **

73%
All Undergraduates
74%
First Year
62%
New Transfer

 

Student Success

Average Time to Degree ***

Average time to degree 4.5 YEARS
First-Time Freshman
 
2.7 YEARS
Transfers

Retention Rate ****

Retention 82%
First-Time Freshman
 
Bracket for accent

 

81%
First Generation
 
93%
Transfers
Bracket for accent 94%
First Generation

 

 

Source: UC Merced Institutional Research and Decision Support, Fall 2019.
Please note: Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.
* Fall 2019. Ranges represent the middle 50% of admitted students

** First Generation is defined as neither parent having a 4-year college degree.
*** 2017-2018 graduates
****Fall 2017 students who returned fall 2018