Samuel Merritt University

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3100 Telegraph Avenue

Oakland, CA 94609

Phone: (510) 869-6511
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Mar. 1
application deadline

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Samuel Merritt University is a private institution. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 584, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 1 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $42,850 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Samuel Merritt University educates students to become highly skilled and compassionate healthcare professionals who positively transform the experience of care in diverse communities. Students contribute to local and international medical missions, giving back to underserved communities. Distinguished faculty offer guidance and individual attention, while students develop skills in a nationally recognized, state-of-the-art simulation center and through a variety of clinical experiences at over 1100 healthcare facilities. Graduates of Samuel Merritt's baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral programs perform above the national average on licensure exams, with pass rates of 91-100% among first-time takers from all degree programs. With over a century of educating health care practitioners, Samuel Merritt has a reputation as a premier health sciences institution in the region, graduating top clinicians in the North Bay.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded N/A
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to Samuel Merritt University, it's important to note the application deadline is March 1. The application fee at Samuel Merritt University is $50.

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Selectivity N/A
Fall 2012 acceptance rate N/A
Application deadline March 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Samuel Merritt University is 8:1, and the school has 13 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Samuel Merritt University include: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

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Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 8:1
4-year graduation rate N/A
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 100%

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Student Life

Samuel Merritt University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 584, with a gender distribution of 18 percent male students and 82 percent female students.

Total enrollment 1,530
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association N/A

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Campus Info & Services

Samuel Merritt University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Samuel Merritt University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Samuel Merritt University, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Samuel Merritt University.

Students who have cars on campus 90%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Samuel Merritt University, 95.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid.

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Tuition and fees $42,850 (2013-14)
Room and board N/A
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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