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Samuel Merritt University

Samuel Merritt University

Samuel Merritt University


With its strong academics, outstanding faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and deep commitment to the community, Samuel Merritt University has a rich tradition of educating skilled and compassionate health care professionals.

Transforming the Experience of Care

Samuel Merritt University is an integral part of patient care in Northern California. We’re one of the largest educators of registered nurses in California. Many physical and occupational therapists, physician assistants, and podiatric physicians who provide care in the region are graduates of our programs. SMU is affiliated with Sutter Health, a not-for-profit network providing comprehensive health care in more than 100 Northern California communities.

At Samuel Merritt University, students receive personalized instruction and gain hands-on clinical experience early in their programs. Early clinical exposure, in our view, is key to training students in the technical skills and sound reasoning needed to provide care and prepare them to transform the experience of care in diverse communities.


  • Oakland

    Telegraph Avenue,3100, 94609, Oakland