University of California-Merced Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (1)
Attending UC Merced was the best decision that I could have made. Many students I know came to UC Merced when they could not get into another UC, but the quality of instruction and the quality of my classmates at UC Merced are on par with my experience at other schools. UC Merced in my opinion is as intimate a community as you could ask for. Student organization abound and collaborate constantly, and professors are approachable and build relationships with their students easily. UC Merced in the past has sought to entice more students to enroll by offering significant financial aid. With increasing demand, an improving reputation, and a plan to double the size of the school by 2020 I am not sure how generous financial aid packages will be in the future, but the financial aid available when I attended allowed me to graduate debt free. All in all, UC Merced offers the best of a UC experience in a relatively small, intimate setting at a fraction of the price to attend another UC.