Samuel Merritt University

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School Overview

Formerly Samuel Merritt College, Samuel Merritt University started out as a hospital nursing school in 1909. It is located in Oakland, california on the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center’s Summit Campus. Samuel Merritt College is a fully accredited educational institution whose programs focus around health sciences. The university offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, podiatric medicine and physician assisting. The university’s nursing program is offered in cooperation with Mills College, Saint Mary’s College of California in Moraga, Notre Dame de Namur University, and Holy Names University. The school is also an affiliate of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center and the Sutter Health Network.

General Information

3100 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609

General Phone:(510) 869-6511
Website URL:www.samuelmerritt.edu
Type of Institution:Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Awards Offered:BA/BS degrees
MA/MS degrees
Doctor’s degree – professional practice (new classification)
Campus setting:City: Large
On-campus housing:No
Student Population:1,696 (822 undergraduate)
Ratio of students to faculty:8 to 1

Tuition & Fees

Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $34,584
In-state Student Fees $569
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $34,584
Out-of-state Student Fees $569


All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 388 165 69
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 388 165 69
Family Practice Nurse/nursing 40
Nurse Anesthetist 25
Occupational Therapy/therapist 34
Physical Therapy/therapist 34
Physician Assistant 32
Podiatric Medicine/podiatry 35
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 388 34
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Samuel Merritt University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(510) 869-6511
Website:www.samuelmerritt.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.samuelmerritt.edu/admission/application
Address:3100 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:1,907
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:9 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:1,677 (88% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$0
Out-of-state Tuition:$0
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$0

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Samuel Merritt University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Samuel Merritt University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Health Professions and Related Programs15
Grand total15

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Samuel Merritt University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Health Professions and Related Programs2
Grand total2

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Samuel Merritt University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$0
Out-of-state$0
Books and supplies$0

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$41,174
Out-of-state$41,174

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid0%
Grant or scholarship aid0%$0
Student loan aid0%$0

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid28651%$10,775
Federal student loans40473%$10,058

Admissions & Enrollment

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Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Samuel Merritt University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment1,907
Undergraduate enrollment738
Graduate enrollment1,169

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Samuel Merritt University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • American Podiatric Medical Association, Council on Podiatric Medical Education
    • Podiatry (POD) - Colleges of podiatric medicine, including first-professional and graduate degree programs (California School of Podiatric Medicine)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
    • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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