• Address: 3100 Telegraph Ave Oakland, California 94609

  • Phone Number: 800-607-6377

  • Website: https://www.samuelmerritt.edu

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About Samuel Merritt University (SMU)

Samuel Merritt University (SMU) is a private not-for-profit institution established in the year 1909 in Oakland. 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.

  • SMU has a student-faculty ratio of 9:1.

  • The university has an overall population of 1,907 students with great diversity.

  • The Samuel Merritt University address is 3100 Telegraph AVE. Oakland, California 94609.


Samuel Merritt University (SMU) Online

  • 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. 


Samuel Merritt University (SMU) Tuition

The tuition cost of the programs are as follows

  • For Undergraduate programs, the tuition cost is $45,526 for both in state and out state students.

  • For Graduate programs, the tuition cost is $48,541 for both in-state students and out-state students.

  • For an online Doctorate program, the average tuition cost is $42,228.

Samuel Merritt University (SMU) Programs

The University offers 2 online programs across 1 discipline.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice.

  • Master of Science in Nursing.


Samuel Merritt University (SMU) Financial Aid

Financial aids are available in the form of federal aid, grants, scholarships, and loans. Students looking for financial aid can fill FAFSA form. The Samuel Merritt University federal school code is 007012.

  • 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 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. 


Samuel Merritt University (SMU) Accreditation

The university meets the standards of WASC Senior College and University Commission and is accredited by the same.

Programmatic Accreditations

  • Nursing programs are accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


Samuel Merritt University (SMU) Library

  • The university library provides access to many databases, Journals, Reserves, Research Guides, and Catalogs.

  • Library tours are available at the start of the semester which provides an overview of library collections, services, databases, and protocols. Sign-up sheets are available at the start of each semester.

  • The complete list of all print and electronic journals are available through Graziano Library. Interlibrary loans are also available. 

  • The John A. Graziano Memorial Library contains one of the largest collections of health sciences materials among private holdings in the East Bay.


Samuel Merritt University (SMU) Reviews and Rankings

According to the US News, the university is ranked as listed below

  • 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.

Some of the reviews 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 high standard education. 


Samuel Merritt University (SMU) Campus

There are various student organizations which form a part of the daily student life at the campus. Two such organizations are the Health Care committee and the Pride committee.

The university provides housing facilities for students. A handbook is available which provides information about the housing facilities.

University laboratories include Gait Laboratory, Gross Anatomy Laboratory, Health and Physical Assessment Laboratories, Human Occupation Laboratory, Splinting and Orthotics Laboratory and Therapeutic Exercise Laboratory

Samuel Merritt University (SMU) Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit
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For-Profit vs Not-For-Profit

Headquartered at

Oakland, California

FAFSA/Federal School Code

007012
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What is FAFSA school code?
How to fill FAFSA application?

Institutional Accreditation

WSCUC
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What is Accreditation in Colleges and Universities?

Programmatic Accreditation

CCNE

Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

Financial Aid, eLibrary , Veterans Friendly , Yellow Ribbon Program

Branches

Sacramento (California), San Mateo (California)

Data Source: https://www.samuelmerritt.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Samuel Merritt University (SMU) Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 9: 1
Total Population 1,907
Student Population Full Time: 1,390 Part Time: 517
Gender Division Male: 24 % Female: 76 %

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Samuel Merritt University (SMU) Majors and Online Programs

Samuel Merritt University (SMU) offers 2 online programs across 1 Majors

Nursing

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Schools and Colleges in Samuel Merritt University (SMU)

School of Nursing

Majors available

Nursing

Samuel Merritt University (SMU) Admissions and Application Requirement

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $45
Graduate Application Fee $65

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.


Samuel Merritt University (SMU) Financial Aid and Scholarships

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,013 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen March 2nd, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $11,378 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time March 2nd, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized loan $11,378 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time March 2nd, 2019
Direct PLUS Loans $11,378 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time March 2nd, 2019
Federal Nursing Student Loan $11,378 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time March 2nd, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study Varies U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible Satisfactory academic progress. March 2nd, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Aid

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Cal Grant Varies Resident Of Califonia. Demonstrate financial Need. March 2nd, 2019

Data Source: https://www.samuelmerritt.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Institutional Aid

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
American Assembly for Men in Nursing Foundation $1,000 Demonstrate Academic Achievement. Male students pursuing professional nursing education programs Varies
California East Bay Oncology Nursing Society $1,000 Undergraduate. Nursing Student. Interest in Oncology. Varies
Giva Corporate Outstanding Nursing Student Scholarship $1,000 600-1000 Word Essay. Residents Of the United States or Canada. Varies
Healthcare Leaders Scholarship $1,000 17 Years. 3.0 GPA. Students entering or currently pursuing an educational program related to nursing or medicine. Varies
Online Nursing Programs $500 Student currently enrolled in a nursing or related health care administration degree program Varies

Data Source: https://www.samuelmerritt.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military Aid

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $14,631 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 90 days after Sep10,2001. Graduate students. Varies

Data Source: https://www.samuelmerritt.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 23% $4,056
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 23 $20,481
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 9 $21,729
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 14 $19,678

Data Source: https://www.samuelmerritt.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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