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About Merritt College

Merritt College is a public school in an urban setting in Oakland, California. Merritt College was founded in 1953 and enrolls 6,944 undergrads and no graduate students.

2021 Merritt College Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
In-State Tuition $1,104
Out-of-State $7,464

2022 Merritt College Regular Decision Application Deadline

Merritt College Early Admission

Merritt College does not offer early decision or early action.

2009 Acceptance Rate for Merritt College

It is not competitive to get into Merritt College. The acceptance rate at Merritt College is 0%. ### Merritt College Waitlist 2021

Merritt College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Merritt College?

Merritt College is considered not competitive to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Merritt College, applicants must submit the following items.

Merritt College Application Requirements

GPA and Test Scores for Merritt College

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Merritt College.

Merritt College Waitlist

Merritt College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

Does Merritt College Require the ACT or SAT?

Merritt College is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.


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Does Merritt College Offer Dorms?Merritt College does not offer on-campus housing for students. Students must commote from at home or find their own housing.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Merritt College.

Financial Aid at Merritt College

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do..

Is Merritt College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Merritt College

The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Merritt College Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Based on this information, how does Merritt College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Merritt College a good school for you?

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Where is Merritt College Located?

Merritt College is located in the urban setting of Oakland, California, less than an hour from San Francisco.

If you want to see Merritt College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 880 to Oakland, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Oakland International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Merritt College and Oakland are like without leaving home.

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College Info

12500 Campus Drive Oakland, CA 94619-3196

Campus Setting: Urban

Merritt College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 28

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Merritt College is Aug 28.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Merritt College ACT Scores

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Merritt College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$1,257

In State

$7,617

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$1,104
$7,464
Fees
$153
$153
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
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Student Life

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Full Time

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Part Time

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

6,944

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

Unknown

Tuition and Fees

In State

$1,257

Out-of-State

$7,617

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 28
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