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Merritt College

Oakland, CA 2-Year Public
Acceptance RateN.A.
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About Merritt College

Merritt College Overview

Merritt College is a public school in an urban setting in Oakland, California. Merritt College was founded in 1953 and now enrolls around 6,944 students a year, which includes 6,944 undergraduate students.

Student Activities at Merritt College

Interested in music or performing?

Interested in journalism or communications? Merritt College students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Planning to play sports? Merritt College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Merritt College on the Student Life page.

2022 Merritt College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
In-State Tuition $1,104
Out-of-State $7,464

Is Merritt College a Good School?


There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer idea of what Merritt College offers and if the college seems like the right college for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Merritt College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in 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 for Merritt College Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Merritt College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Merritt College

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Merritt College's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served 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! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Merritt College.

Based on this information, does Merritt College seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Merritt College a good school for you?

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Where is Merritt College?

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

If you want to see Merritt College for yourself, be sure to 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

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Transfer Applications are Due

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

Merritt College ACT Scores

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Merritt College SAT Scores

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Reading SAT Range

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Merritt College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$1,425

In State

$7,785

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$1,104
$7,464
Fees
$321
$321
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
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Unknown

Student Life

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Full Time

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Part Time

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

6,944

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

N.A.

Tuition and Fees

In State

$1,425

Out-of-State

$7,785

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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