Oakland Campus

SMU Campuses

With multiple campuses and facilities across the region, Samuel Merritt University is an important part of Northern California’s health care community.

Strong Presence. Strong Reputation.

The ever-growing health care field is in constant need of qualified, caring professionals. To answer this demand, SMU has expanded both its programmatic offerings and geographic reach to make more of a positive impact than ever.   

A Leader in Health Care Education

With multiple campuses and online programs, SMU is making a difference in and outside of the classroom.



We have locations in Oakland, in Sacramento, on the San Francisco Peninsula, and in Fresno.


Doctors, employees, and volunteers

We’re an affiliate of Sutter Health, one of the largest care networks in Northern California.

A leading source of health care professionals

We’re one of the top providers of nurses, physical and occupational therapists, physician assistants, and doctors of podiatric medicine in Northern California.

Students on Oakland Campus

Oakland - Main Campus

SMU is headquartered in one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the country. Our main campus in Oakland is home to many degree programs, our administrative offices, and research facilities. 

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Sacramento Campus

Located in the state capital, our Sacramento campus offers a variety of nursing programs, including an accelerated bachelors of science and an RN to BSN. 

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San Francisco Peninsula Campus

This campus, conveniently located in the heart of the Bay Area, offers an accelerated bachelor of science in nursing. 

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Fresno Campus

Educating healthcare providers in California’s Central Valley.

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