UC Merced freshman admission profile

This is a snapshot of the admitted freshman class for fall 2016.

Please be cautious in drawing conclusions from this information. Use it as a general guide to selectivity and not as a predictor of your chance for admission to UC Merced.


Admit rate — Overall

73.7%
  • Admits
15,403
  • Applicants
20,887
  • California Residents (% of admits)
93.6%


GPA and test scores of middle 25%-75% students

  • High School GPA
3.37 - 3.88
  • ACT Composite Score
19 - 27
  • SAT Critical Reading
450 - 580
  • SAT Mathematics
470 - 620
  • SAT Writing
450 - 580

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