A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    NG
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
Samuel Merritt University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
3100 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609

Admissions

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Test Scores and GPA for Samuel Merritt University

Cost

Net Price
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
  • $30-48k
  • $49-75k
  • $76-110k
  • $110k+

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.6 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.5 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.5 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
515Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
60%
Pell Grant
Varsity Athletes
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After Samuel Merritt University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$111,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
97%
National
83%
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Samuel Merritt University Reviews

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I love that this school has the accelerated bachelors in nursing program but it is definitely tough. From day 1, you hit the ground running and there is no time for slacking off! I do think it is worth the cost and hard work but you have to be prepared from the beginning. The staff is very helpful and they want you to succeed, which is always good. I would definitely choose SMU over other schools due to three things: reputation, class size, and high standard of education.
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Samuel Merritt's ABSN program is amazing. Very focused and worth the time and investment. I would like to see the San Mateo campus expand to bring more academic opportunities to the students as the program increases.
The faculty are life changing, they will inspire you to become a better person!