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About Merced College

Merced College is a public school in an small town setting in Merced, California. Merced College was founded in 1962 and now enrolls around 11,552 students a year, including 11,552 undergrads.

Merced College's endowment was valued at $3.197 million in 2021. Merced College employs one full-time professor for every 26 undergrads enrolled.

2021 Merced College Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
In-State Tuition $1,104
Out-of-State $6,264

Merced College Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Merced College Early Admission

Merced College does not offer early decision or early action.

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Merced College Acceptance Rate

It is not competitive to get into Merced College. In 2018, Merced College accepted 0% of applicants. In 2021, 2,593 out of 2,593 total applicants were accepted.

Merced College Waitlist 2021

Merced College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Merced College?

Merced College is considered not competitive to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Merced College, applicants must submit the following items.

Merced College Application Requirements

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GPA and Test Scores for Merced College

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Merced College.

Does Merced College Require the ACT or SAT?

Merced College is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.


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Does Merced College Have Dorms?Merced College does not offer on-campus housing for students. Students must commote from at home or find their own housing.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Merced College.

Financial Aid at Merced College

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Merced College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Merced College

Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Based on this information, how does Merced College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Merced College a good school for you?

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Where is Merced College?

Merced College is located in the small town setting of Merced, California.

If you want to see Merced College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take State Highway 99 to Merced, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Fresno Yosemite International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Merced College and Merced are like without leaving home.

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College Info

3600 M Street Merced, CA 95348-2898

Campus Setting: Small Town

Merced College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Merced College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Merced College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Merced College ACT Scores

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Merced College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$1,158

In State

$6,318

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$1,104
$6,264
Fees
$54
$54
Housing
Unknown
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Books
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Student Life

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Full Time

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Part Time

98%

In State

2%

Out-of-State

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

11,552

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

100%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$1,158

Out-of-State

$6,318

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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