College Search helps you research colleges and universities, find schools that match your preferences, and add schools to a personal watch list.

www.collegeboard.org

Merritt College

Oakland, CA

At A Glance

Main Address

12500 Campus Dr

Oakland, CA 94619-3107

www.merritt.edu

Admission Office

12500 Campus Drive

Oakland, CA 94619

(510) 436-2487

admissions@peralta.edu

Contact : Howard Perdue

Dean of Admissions and Records

Type of School

Medium

Public

community college

2-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Code: 4502

Quick Facts

Total undergraduates : 7,703

In-State Tuition : $1,420.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $9,610.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Associate

Setting

Large City (250-500k)

Urban

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : Jun 30

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Apr 1

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Associate degrees

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Horticultural Science A C
Landscaping and Groundskeeping A C

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African-American/Black Studies A

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Business/Commerce, General A C
Real Estate A C

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General A C

Education
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education A
Early Childhood Education and Teaching A C
Education, General A

Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering A

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General A

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences
Child Care and Support Services Management A C
Family and Community Services A C
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General C

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
French Language and Literature A
Spanish Language and Literature A

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training A
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist A
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide C
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse A

Legal Professions & Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal A C

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies A

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies A

Public Administration & Social Services
Community Organization and Advocacy A C

Social Sciences
Social Sciences, General A

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Cooperative Education

Cross-Registration

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Honors Program

Independent Study

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Saturday Classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

200 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries, Student Center

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : anthropology museum, landscape/horticulture complex

Geographic Location : 15 miles from San Francisco.

Large City

Urban

Total undergraduates : 7,703

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : --

Degree-seeking undergrads : 4,424

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

All students average age : 30

In state students : 95.0%

Out of state students : 5.0%

Housing Options

Additional Housing Options

Car is not allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Health services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Veteran's counselor

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Pre-admission summer program

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Tutoring

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

N

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

N

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

N

Jazz Band

N

Literary Magazine

N

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

N

Musical Theater

N

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

N

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Badminton

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Golf

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Volleyball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $0.00

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

SAT score use policy

Information not supplied by college

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

From the college: If a student wishes to apply for AP credit having received a score of 3, 4, 5

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : -- and Percent who submitted ACT scores : --

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

*

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

*

ACT Composite

*


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

Art History

3

3

ART 1 or 4

All

Biology

3

4

BIOL 10

All

Calculus AB

3

5

MATH 3A

All

Calculus BC

3

5

MATH 3A or 3B

All

Calculus BC: AB Subscore

3

5

MATH 3A

All

Chemistry

3

4

CHEM 30A

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

5

CHIN 1 or 10A

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

POSCI 2

All

Computer Science A

3

3

--

All

Computer Science Principles

3

3

--

All

English Language and Composition

3

4

ENGL 1A

All

English Literature and Composition

3

8

ENGL 1A

All

Environmental Science

3

3

--

All

European History

3

3

HIST 2A or 2B

All

French Language and Culture

3

5

FREN 1A

All

German Language and Culture

3

5

GERM 1A

All

Human Geography

3

3

GEOG 2

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

5

--

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

5

JAPAN 1A

All

Latin

3

5

--

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

ECON 1

All

Microeconomics

3

3

ECON 2

All

Music Theory

3

3

MUSIC 101

All

Physics 1

3

5

--

All

Physics 2

3

5

--

All

Physics B

3

5

PHYS 2A or PHYS 3A

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

5

PHYS 4B

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

5

PHYS 4A

All

Psychology

3

3

PSYCH 1A

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

5

SPAN 1A

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

5

--

All

Statistics

3

4

MATH 13

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

POSCI 1

All

United States History

3

3

HIST 7A or 7B

All

World History: Modern

3

3

HIST 3A or 3B

All

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Apr 1

Regular Financial Aid Deadline : Jun 30

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Alice Freeman

Financial aid office phone : (510) 436-2465

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $46.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): $319.00

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Leadership

Minority Status

State/District Residency

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Deferred payment

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$1,420.00

$1,420.00

$1,420.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$9,610.00

$9,610.00

$9,610.00

Room only:

--

$11,160.00

$4,644.00

Books and supplies:

$1,710.00

$1,710.00

$1,710.00

Estimated personal expenses:

--

$3,096.00

$3,096.00

Transportation expenses:

--

$1,323.00

$1,323.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$3,130.00

$18,709.00

$12,193.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$11,320.00

$26,899.00

$20,383.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): --

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 1

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: --

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: --

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

College fairs/transfer recruitment on campus

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $50.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $9,610.00

Room & Board(on-campus): --

Room & Board(off-campus): $11,160.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $319.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 61

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students

International Student Adviser