Military Quick Facts

  • BAH Rate
    $1,419
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    YES
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    YES
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experience
    NO
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    NO
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    NO

Situated near Yosemite National Park, the campus significantly expands access to the UC system for students throughout the state, with a special mission to increase college-going rates among students in the San Joaquin Valley.

UC Merced also serves as a major base of advanced research, a model of sustainable design and construction, and a stimulus to economic growth and diversification throughout the region.

Veteran Services is dedicated to providing a welcoming environment for veterans, reservists and their dependents. We provide assistance in obtaining the educational benefits to which they are entitled.

Veteran Services is responsible for submitting entitlement requests for new and continuing students to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, answering questions from veteran students or dependents concerning educational benefits, and providing resources and programs to assist veterans in navigating their transition to civilian and student life.

Military and Veteran Costs
  • Tuition Cost
    $ 13,598/yr
  • GI Bill Coverage
    - $ 13,598/yr
  • Yellow Ribbon Coverage
    N/A
  • Student Veteran Cost
    $ 0/yr

Military/Veteran Support

  • BAH
    $1,419
  • Campus SVA Chapter
    YES
  • Full-Time Veteran Counselor On Campus
    YES
  • Signed VA Principles Of Excellence
    NO
  • Club/Association for Veterans
    YES
  • Veteran Upward Bound Program
    NO
  • 8 Keys to Veterans' Success
    NO
  • Offers ROTC Program
    NO
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
Academic Support
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experiences
    NO
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    NO
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    NO
Financial Support
  • Comply with The Veterans's Choice Act
    YES
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    YES
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    YES
  • Scholarships for Military
    NO
  • Reduced Tuition for Military
    NO
Costs
  • Undergraduate
    $13,598
    In State
    $41,612
    Out of State
  • Graduate
    $11,220
    In State
    $26,322
    Out of State
  • Cost Per Credit
    N/A
    In State
    N/A
    Out of State
  • Textbooks
    $1,109
Student Population
  • Student Count
    6,815
    Undergraduate
    384
    Graduate
    51
    GI Bill Students
  • Male
    48.9%
    Population
  • Female
    51.1%
    Population
Affiliation
  • Religious
    No Religious Affiliation
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
    Coed School
School Information
  • College Type
    PUBLIC
  • Setting
    Rural
  • Accrediation Type
    REGIONAL
  • Duration
    4 Year
  • Calendar
    SEMESTERS
  • Online Undergraduate
    NO
  • Online Graduate
    NO
Average Scores
  • Avg. Accepted
    520
    SAT Math
    500
    SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing
    23
    ACT
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