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Undergraduate Profile

Campus Diversity

Campus Diversity Chicano/Latino Chicano/Latino - 48%
Asian Asian - 23%
White White - 13%
African-American African-American - 5%
Nonresident alien Nonresident alien - 5%
Two or more races Two or more races - 4%
Pacific Islander Pacific Islander - 1%
Unknown/Declined to state - 1%

 

Gender

Female Female: 50.5%
Male Male: 49%
  Declined to state: 0.5%

 

First Year Admission Statistics *

Admission Statistics GPA 3.46 - 3.96
Admit Rate: 67%
Test Scores:
     SAT Total: 950 - 1200
     ACT Total: 19 - 27

 

Total Enrollment

Undergraduate 7,375 Enrollment, Undergraduate
Graduate 592 Enrollment, Graduate
Total Headcount 7,967 Enrollment, Total

 

 

Geographic Origins

99% of UC Merced students are from California
  Marker Northern California Northern California - 28.3%
  Marker Central California Central California - 31.6%
  Marker Southern California Southern California - 39.3%
       Nonresident/International - 0.8%
   
   

 

First Generation Status **

72.3%
All Undergraduates
75.3%
First Year
64.1%
New Transfer

 

Student Success

Average Time to Degree ***

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

Retention Rate ****

Retention 80.5%
First-Time Freshman
 
Bracket for accent

 

79.6%
First Generation
 
93.6%
Transfers
Bracket for accent 92.4%
First Generation

 

 

Source: UC Merced Institutional Research and Decision Support, Fall 2016.
Please note: Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.
* Fall 2018. Ranges represent the middle 50% of admitted students

** First Generation is defined as neither parent having a 4-year college degree.
*** 2016-2017 graduates
****Fall 2016 students who returned fall 2017