Oakland, CA
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Reviews 117 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I feel that I am being well prepared for my career, which is the main priority.

3 College Senior

Campus Dining: We have no campus dining by can go it the hospital cafeteria and get a good discount.

5 College Senior

Academics: Professors do a good job of conveying the important information.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Teachers, students, and faculty are all great people.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I will be able to take the NBCOT and become an OTR.

4 College Senior

Facilities: There are no athletic teams so there are no facilities for that.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Alameda, a city near Oakland, is a surprisingly laid-back and nice place to live. Though it is not considered the safest place to be, the community is relatively nice.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Restaurants accessible to the students off-campus are limited, yet enough for the hungry graduate student with a car.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are a variety of students on campus, and there are multiple organizations that acknowledge and endorse the diversity of the students.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It was relatively easy to find off-campus housing.

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I am not living on campus, so I would not be qualified to answer.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: As known, Oakland is not the safest place to be walking around. Within the campus facilities, students feel safe. It is wise to have an escort/partner around when walking outside of the campus.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is not that emphasized on in Samuel Merritt.

College Sophomore

Academics: I am going to be a first year at Samuel Merritt, so I am unsure about the capabilities of the professors to teach. The curriculum seems promising, however. As it is a relatively quiet campus, I believe that there will be many study areas designated for quiet study.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: So far, the physical therapy program seems very exciting and involved. As heard, the first year of the physical therapy doctorate program is very difficult.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Unfortunately, for those who are not economically disadvantaged yet are in still need of monetary assistance, there is a severe lack of scholarships. Mostly, I had to pull out loans.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletics on the Samuel Merritt campus are severely lacking. As it is a medical sciences-based university, there is not much focus on the athletics aspect.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Campus strictness at Samuel Merritt is enough to protect the overall well-being of the students, but not overbearing to the point where students cannot enjoy their academic and social lives. Academically, I believe the faculty expect the students to put in their best efforts to study and understand the material (e.g. to come to class and to be curious), but are approachable and relational. I don't see underage drinking because at Samuel Merritt, all students are graduate students, so most (if not all) will be of age. Drug use is not visibly prominent.

3 College Junior

Majors: Student biochemistry research. paid 12.00 an hour

5 College Junior

Diversity: Sacramento is a very diverse city and college campus.

3 College Junior

Academics: Lots of people in the first two years, spreads out the last two years.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It isn't the best, it isn't the worst.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Very small school but still have many places set aside for students.

College Sophomore

Academics: I have not yet started the program

College Sophomore

Academics: I have not yet started the program.


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