University of California Merced: Admission & Tests

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University of California Merced LogoHere is a brief review of University of California Merced general admissions procedures, aplication policies and fees, as well as desirable SAT and ACT college test scores that you might need to have in order to enroll at this school.

Admission Information

Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
University of California Merced admission criteria are very easy; in 2013-14 the school accepted 80 percent of those who apply.

The school doesn't require you to submit reference letters with your application and doesn't require admission test scores.

University of California Merced typically will accept your:
  • dual credits
    (from the courses giving both high school and college credits)
  • advanced placement credits
    (from the college-level courses taught in high school)
and will decline your:
  • credits for life experience

Application Fee

Application
Fee
$70
University of California Merced requires a fee paid when you submit an application for admission.

The undergraduate application fee at University of California Merced is $70.00. The graduate application fee is $70.00.

SAT Test Scores

Completing Scholastic Assessment Test is a necessary step of the application process. 96% of applicants at University of California Merced submitted results of their SAT test.

Most applicants who took SAT scored from 420 to 570 on Critical Reading, from 440 to 600 on Math, and from 420 to 570 on Writing. So, if you have above 530 in SAT Critical Reading, 560 in SAT Math, and 530 in SAT Writingthen it will be good enough to get accepted at this school.

Test Section
Minimum Score
Desired Score
Safe Score

SAT Critical Reading
390
500
530

SAT Math
410
520
560

SAT Writing
390
500
530

ACT Test Scores

Taking American College Test is a typical element of the application at University of California Merced. 47 percent of applicants completed the ACT test.

Most applicants who took ACT scored from 17 to 25 on Composite, from 15 to 24 on English, and from 17 to 26 on Math. Judging from these numbers, if you have got above 23 in ACT Composite, 22 in ACT English, and 24 in ACT Math, that is enough to be accepted at this institution.

Test Section
Minimum Score
Desired Score
Safe Score

ACT Composite
16
21
23

ACT English
14
20
22

ACT Math
16
22
24

Contact Admissions

Phone Number
(209)
228-4400
To request the most accurate and up-to-date information about studying at University of California Merced, please contact this school directly.

You can call the school's general information office at (209) 228-4400 or check University of California Merced Website

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