Merritt College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (2)
Merritt College is a great school to attend. The Black Panthers originated here, and that is a very strong message in itself. Merritt's EOPS staff are amazing people who want to help you succeed in school. I received all the help I could ever want from the EOPS department, I had somewhat of difficulties receiving information on graduation via snail mail and email. Although I encountered difficulties at Merritt, my issues were always resolved.
The Landscape Architecture AA degree program is a new option. Up until recently, you could only get a BA in Landscape Architecture, but thanks to Chris Grampp, who heads the department at Merritt, you can now get an AA! What's more, Chris is a really, really great instructor and a generous, helpful person as well. He teaches us so much in the design classes, each one is like 2 or 3 classes rolled into one. The Landscape Horticulture department there is a nice community of people. The teachers and students are all nice, friendly, community-oriented people, and it was and still is my pleasure to be a part of it. Aside from some hassles in the financial aid department (which has been the norm at every school I've been to), I didn't have any real problems with the school. Most people are willing to help you out if you're polite, and patient, and understand that going to school means you have to deal with some bureaucratic red tape. I would recommend this school to other people, and I would get my degree here again if I had to do it all over again. I've also taken a couple of classes at Laney and at College of Alameda, and I can definitely say that I prefer Merritt over the others- especially Laney which is way more like a high school than a college.