About Merritt College

Founded in 1953, Merritt College. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 6,783 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Merritt College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 26:1. There are 79 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Merritt College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at are considered , with ,2% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Merritt College.

Merritt College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    5 Students rated on-campus housing 2.2 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    3 Students rated off-campus housing 3.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    6 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    6 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    6 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    6 Students rated school activities 3.3 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    6 Students rated local services 2.5 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    6 Students rated academics 4.5 stars. 67 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Merritt College?

8 Students rated Merritt College

Joselyn - 01/17/2021

I think that it is a great community college. Especially if your goal is to get an Associate Degree or transfer to a 4-year university. I would say that Merritt has great programs for Child Development and Nursing if that is what you are interested in. Child Development permits align with the certificates very nicely as well!

Adrian - 12/19/2019

Merritt college has given me opportunities to spread my wings and observe the new college life, specifically a community college. This was the best choice for me because I am able to live at home and drive a short distance to arrive on campus. Safety and A beautiful view in the top of the Oakland Hills. Their Academics is truly amazing if this was A 4 year I would attend there.

Mayra - 10/16/2018

Merritt College is a good community college but it could improve its services like have access to going into a computer lab, more printing, have more clubs to join, put on more events. It could also work on making the financial aid counselors more accessible and have better communication. Last but not least have more vending machines or stores around campus.

Jessica - 10/03/2018

I like Merritt. It’s very clean and the people on campus are very nice. The professors want to see everyone succeed but of course you have to put in the effort to get to where you wanna be. There’re numerous of clubs and great events. There’s also give out free fruits and veggies.

Merritt College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Merritt College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Merritt College is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a senior, there would be three key points that I would share with myself. First, I would tell myself that discipline is the most important factor in a great college student. Training yourself to be able to sit and study; absorbing and comprehending material in order to always walk into class prepared. Second, I would tell myself to go the extra step. When you feel like you have studied enough or you have finished enough of a paper or assignment, take the extra step to re-review, take down more notes, or re-test yourself. Taking the extra step has helped me everytime. There is always something extra to cover. It is always better to over review than under review. Third, get in the habit of taking breaks. Don't overwhelm yourself. Take breaks, so you can lower stress, which will keep you clearheaded and focused. These three tips are the key to a great college student and are key characteristics that will also pay off in life.

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Bright it's like full each and every color of people, every race , a box of skittles, and you never fill left out; Amazing talents each person carrying a different gift to share with others, and full of old generation to help new generation and new help old.

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  4. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Variety. Diverse, great professors and classes beautiful scenery.

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  5. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Great question unknown.

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  6. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    GOOD QUESTION ... I.Don't know.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about Merritt College is the diversity. A diverse campus allows students of many backgrounds to come together with comfort. Interpersonal communication is improved and we as growing adults learn to deal with others, professionally, personally and at a platonic level. Diversity gives each individual a sense of comfort in relating to, as well as reaching out to your fellow student.

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  8. How often should I phone home? Is once a day too much?


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  9. Describe a typical weekend.

    I never go to tje campus pn the weekend.

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  10. I don't drink. Will it be hard for me to go to parties?


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  11. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Merritt College, in comparison to other colleges in the east bay area, has many instructors that specialize in the health profession preqrequisites. The instructors are knowledgeable and challenging, which leaves students, like myself, with a sense of accomplishment after having to work so hard. Hard work pays off and the knowledge that one learns from it will always be with you.

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  12. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    That a placement test is required before admission.

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  13. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    Close to home.

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  14. When you step off campus what do you see?

    Hills , grass, and trees.

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    My opinion on Merritt College is that, Merritt is my favorite Community college from the Peralta Colleges. At Merritt College I receive more help from instructors and counselors. There are also many majors as in Nursing, Early Childhood Education and more.

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  16. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    My school is in an a area where alot of southern california schools aren't willing to travel and recruit prospective students because of location, and most of their scholrships are for students within their area, so being in this situation I have to hope for a spot in their school and come up with the funds to pay fo my education.

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  17. What do students complain about most?


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  18. What are the academics like at your school?

    The academics are standard.

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  19. Tell us about your professors.

    My professor's are great full of knowledge and enthusiasm. Great roll models .

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  20. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    No sport on campus

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  21. Describe your school to someone who's never heard of it.

    DAY OF THE DEAD. Remembering the dead of love ones that have perished. PICTURES AND MEMORABLE OBJECTS ARE SET UP LIKE ALTERS for viewing.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

74% of students attending Merritt College receive some sort of financial aid. 50% were awarded federal grants. While 2% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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