University of California-Merced Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (2)
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.
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.