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Samuel Merritt University Reviews

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  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 of 4

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety is awesome here! If you ever feel like you need someone to walk you to your car or anywhere on campus, you can always call campus security and they can escort you; especially when you are on campus late night. It's still Oakland after all.

    What to do for fun

    There are many places close by via car to visit such as: Lake Merritt, Berkeley, China town, and minutes away from San Francisco.

    Food and Dining

    Depends, but the cafes around the area are great to get quick food, the cafeteria is also good, but sometimes there's a wait. Not too many choices unless you want to drive there.

    Dorm Life

    There isn't Dorming available.

    Academic Rigor

    AWESOME!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to focus on your career and working is not a good option for most people going through the program here at Samuel Merritt. Stay on top of your readings and assignments!

    In three sentences

    Allows for great top notch hands on experiences with very knowledgeable staff that is always willing to help you reach your goals and excel as a student.

  • 06/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 of 4

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    This is a premium education for a premium price. You are in and out with a BSN in one year!

    What to do for fun

    Get to know your classmates!

    Tips for prospective students

    Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals Henry Ford

    In three sentences

    If you are detail-oriented and want a fast-track degree, then SMU is for you! SMU has amazing instructors and clinical instructors for a really positive experience.

  • 11/10/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 of 4

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Returning students, parents, and continuing students.

    Food and Dining

    Unknown.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms available.

    Academic Rigor

    Program is a very fast-paced program with completion in 12 months.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have the most up-to-date information on their programs and tuition costs.

    In three sentences

    The staff is extremely helpful in explaining how the programs work and the options that potential students have. They are truly student advocates. Applying was very easy and the notification was very fast.

  • 08/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 of 4

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    This school is so expensive that many students have to take out extra private loans! Also, tuition is constantly increasing by a substantial amount every year!

    What to do for fun

    Go to San Francisco, visit bars/clubs in Berkeley, and shopping in the Temescal/Rockridge area. There are numerous vintage shops littered within the area, so it may be interesting for some.

    Food and Dining

    Food is fairly mediocre if you are willing to walk a few blocks. This school lacks a real attached cafeteria and only have vending machines if you have a 5 minute break.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms on campus, but plenty of apartments throughout the region.

    Academic Rigor

    At times, things can get fairly tough. It is what a person makes out of it, whether the student crams all the information, or if they actually learn what it takes to be a professional healthcare provider.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always take good notes and do not procrastinate during off lecture times. I find it crucial to maintain good study habits.

    In three sentences

    I rate this school as fairly decent as the professors try to prepare you as much as possible. There are not any school-based activities nor any sport-related clubs to participate in. Even so, the school offers a nice mixture of academics and clinical experience in an urban setting.