UC Merced freshman admission profile

This is a snapshot of the admitted freshman class for fall 2017.

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

70.0%
  • Admits
15,804
  • Applicants
22,583
  • California Residents (% of admits)
94.3%


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

  • High School GPA
3.40 - 3.91
  • ACT Composite Score
20 - 27
  • ACT English Language Arts
19 - 26
  • SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing
510 - 610
  • SAT Mathematics
510 - 620
  • SAT Essay
13 - 17

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