Samuel Merritt University

Oakland, CA, USA
3.33 Average Rating

Samuel Merritt University is a school of health science with three campuses in northern California and the largest provider of physical and occupational therapists in the East Bay. SMU is home to five undergraduate degree programs and four doctorate degrees in subjects such as Nursing Practice and Podiatric Medicine. In addition to regular classwork, students participate in hands-on health science experiences at SMU facilities such as the Health Sciences Simulation Center and Motion Analysis Research Center.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

Admissions Requirements

Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
1,907
Total Number of Undergrads
738
Academic Calendar

Trimester

Classroom Sizes

Student:Faculty Ratio
9:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$47,420
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$47,420

Aid & Grants

Student Loans

Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$18,750
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$194
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
17%
83%
Student Organizations
15
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
6%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$110,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.33 Average Rating
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.
Dina from Santa Cruz, CA
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.
Amber from Lincoln, CA

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