University of California-Merced Reviews

  • 6 Reviews
  • Merced (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $42,530
100% of 6 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 6 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 8/5/2019
  • Degree: Sociology
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"UC Merced is the underdog of the UC System. While many people think of UC Merced as this new school that doesn't have any accolades, they are surely mistaken. At first, I was not very thrilled to be going to UC Merced. Being a student from the Los Angeles area, I was not prepared for the culture shock and adjustment that would take place from attending a university in the middle of nowhere. What I didn't realize was that I was lucky to be attending a brand new school because of the new facilities and buildings, smaller class sizes, more time to speak with professors and staff, and the chance to help a brand new school grow! While the boredom comes and goes, the memories and friends you make, along with the experiences you have make it all worth while."
Mon M
  • Reviewed: 7/9/2019
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  • Graduation Year: 2017
"UC Merced was amazing. The professors are great and the campus is beautiful. It will all depend on how you choose to spend your time at the university. There is a lot of opportunities for self-discovery and growth. As a new campus, it all feels fresh and exciting. The atmosphere feels exciting and inspiring. Every single person you encounter, from the custodian, to the chancellor makes you feel valued at the institution."
Xavier Harris
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"Being that U.C. Merced is the newest university in the University of California system, there was exponential growth for the university and for the students. If you wanted to start a new club or organization on campus then it was possible as the students were the pioneers to create the foundation for the university. My education and quality of instruction was an excellent experience as I look back on my time there. Using a lecture and discussion method created a good learning environment."
Christina Nguyen
  • Reviewed: 6/26/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2010
"Supportive staff. Feel free to ask academic counselors for help when planning out your schedule and classes and double check everything so you can graduate on time. I met with the academic counselor at least once a semester to make sure I am on track for graduating early. Classes were generally easy to signed up, I was able to take all the classes I wanted and needed to take."
  • Reviewed: 9/13/2017
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"The hybrid classes are the biggest pain of them all because when turning in the homework it will only accept one answer and doesn't even tell you how to input the answer. Some professors don't even take the time to go over the homework questions to see if you learned in class they just let the computer choose the questions. There's nothing to do in school well when talking about going outside there isn't much to do. Sometimes they have events but if you're alone expect to be very bored since the internet connection is very bad here."
Nicholas Langer
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2017
  • Degree: History
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"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."