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Acceptance Rate

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Avg.Financial Aid

007012

FAFSA Code

About Samuel Merritt University (SMU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

2,054

Website

www.samuelmerritt.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

WASC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

No

Samuel Merritt University (SMU) is a private not-for-profit institution established in the year 1909 in Oakland, California. The university provides courses in nursing and other healthcare industry-related fields. Initially named Samuel Merritt College, was one of the few hospital-based nursing schools in the nation. Samuel Merritt College was officially renamed "Samuel Merritt University" in 2009.

The university delivers high-quality health science education with a focus on compassion and community engagements. The students from Samuel Merritt University go on to become skilled and caring professionals motivated to improve health outcomes and increase access to care. The university has an overall population of 1,907 students with great diversity, with a student-faculty ratio of 8:1.

The alumni of Samuel Merritt University are in high demand in the local community and beyond, and 98% of the graduates find work in their profession within one year. The university is committed to making healthcare education affordable, and therefore, 86% of the students receive financial aid.

Online Education at SMU

  • The university provides 2 online programs in Nursing.
  • Accelerated learning programs are available which provides faster learning.
  • The online learning is flexible and helps students with different styles of learning.
  • The online library provides access to various e-books, journals, full-length articles and research papers.

Reviews

Some of the reviews for Samuel Merritt University are as follows:

  • The university provides accelerated learning programs that can be completed in a short period of time.

  • The staff of the college are helpful and provide a high standard of education.

Location & Contact

Address

3100 Telegraph Avenue

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 5108696511
Fax: N/A
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Rankings

Here is a list of rankings of Samuel Merritt University according to the courses offered by the university:

  • It is ranked #18 in Nursing-Anesthesia.

  • It is ranked #52 in Occupational Therapy.

  • It is ranked #64 in Physical Therapy.

  • It is ranked #104 in Physician Assistant.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

1st Jul

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

N/A

SAT Range

N/A

ACT Range

N/A

Application Fee

$50

SAT/ACT

FALSE

High School GPA

N/A

Accept Common App

None

A college’s prestige and overall quality are determined partly by its selectivity, of which acceptance rate is the main indicator. The acceptance rate at Samuel Merritt University is below the national average of 67%, i.e., 56%. This means the university is quite selective in nature for the intake of students. Half the applicants at the university have an SAT score between 981 and 1213, or an ACT score of 22 and 23.

Applicants can learn about specific admission requirements on the official website of the university. They can even call/write/email to the university administration for information on the programs SMU offers, and regarding any doubts related to the admission procedure. Admission webinars are conducted for the incoming students to equip them with all the information they need, and to give them a virtual classroom experience. For detailed information on admissions follow this link to our blog.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

Average Annual Cost

$47,928

This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in 2018-2019, therefore net price information was not reported. However, at Samuel Merritt University, the tuition and fees vary depending on the course. You can visit Samuel Meritt University's official tuition calculator here.

For more information visit the programs and tuition page here.

 

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

8:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Trimester

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

22%

Male Professors

78%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

363 Graduates

Student Body

Undergraduate Students

843

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

17%

Full-time

67%

Part-time

33%

Students Gender

Male

21%

US National: 44%

Female

79%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

30% White

6% Unknown

7% Black

18% Hispanic

7% Two or more races

0% Non Resident alien

31% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

1% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

0%

Out Of State

0%

In State

0%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$83,324 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The institution does not provide on-campus housing facilities for students.

On Campus Housing Available

No

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

Not applicable

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

N/A

Campus Food

The institution does not provide any meal plan options.

Meal Plan Available

No

Average Meal Plan Available

N/A

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

N/A

School Colors

N/A

Varsity Athletics Association

N/A

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

N/A

Total Female Athletes

N/A

Intramural Sports

N/A

Sports Club

N/A

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

No

The university believes in offering quality training to all the students and doesn't appreciate instructive disparities. Students originating from various ethnic foundations like Latin, Caucasian, Black, American Indian, and a lot more are invited to the school. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At SMU, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones and 24-hr escort safety rides. The number of female and male students at the university are 18% and 82%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$100,100/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$111,100/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$18,750

$18,750

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$195 - 195

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

The financial department of the university is committed to guiding their student in choosing the best sources for financial aid available for them to make their education affordable. The university supports its students by helping them financially in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships.

  • Federal Aids provided include Pell Grant, Federal Work-Study, Direct Subsidized, Unsubsidized and PLUS loans, Federal Work-Study and Federal Nursing Student Loans. 

  • State Aid is provided in the form of Cal Grant.

  • Institutional Aid is provided in form of scholarships which include the American Assembly for Men in Nursing Foundation Scholarship, Healthcare Leaders Scholarship, Online Nursing Program Scholarship, Giva Corporate Outstanding Nursing Student Scholarship, California East Bay Oncology Nursing Society and many others. 

  • Military Aid is available as Post 9/11 GI Bill.

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