Merritt College
Oakland, CA, USA

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Merritt College
3.23 Average Rating

Jordan from Berkeley, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
I love Merritt College in Oakland, CA. It is very calm and the teachers really care about their students. It is a great school to go to if you are a motivated student.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure you you ready for the atmosphere. The teachers do not hold your hand through everything like at other Community Colleges. The treat you as if you were in a 4-year college.
Dorm Life
There are not dorms.
Food and Dining
Affordable prices and pretty good food.
What to do for fun
I have a very hard major, so all of my time is dedicated to school.
Bang for the buck
Amazing prices.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
I spend my time in the learning center when I am not in class.
Great for these types of students
Hard working and active.
Clubs and Activities
Merritt is filled with programs for students to join. I personally am not enrolled in any, but I know people who are.
Greek Life
None to my knowledge.
Campus Safety
Very safe.
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Andy from Oakland, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
It is a wonderful campus that's currently remodeling the older infrastructure. The teachers and professors here, especially in the health sciences department are extraordinary. The faculty is always willing and providing help to students.
Tips for prospective students
Meet with a counselour immediately and take the assessment test so you can enroll into classes early and not have to wait. Use ratemyprofessor.com for reviews on teachers.
Academic Rigor
Your course academic rigor will vary between teachers, use ratemyprofessor.com
Dorm Life
Sadly there is no dorm life.
Food and Dining
Hot dog guy underneath the D building is the best! Cheap and good hot dogs. The cafeteria food is also a good place to study and dine.
What to do for fun
There's a track on campus so you can run to blow off stress or just enjoy the amazing view of Oakland and the Bay.
Bang for the buck
Community College is a real good route for only $38 per unit, you can save a lot more than paying for classes at a university. Financial Aid is always helpful when available.
Campus Safety
Campus is very safe, no trouble, and is often a nice quiet campus.
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Gabriel from Oakland, CA

a current student here
0 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I got accepted to 6 colleges after high school but I did not feel ready for any so I came here. I definitely grew my writing, critical thinking, math, and science skills through Merritt and the Peralta district.
Am enjoying being here
The campus is beautiful, great people and teachers but it is on top of a hill so there are not many places to go to when you're waiting for another class to start.
Bang for the buck
Very affordable and helpful financial aid. Books are also usually found on websites for almost half as cheap.
Tips for prospective students
Although it is a community college, it is still a college. Do not mistake it to be easier, there are university level classes that are challenging.
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