|Setting:||Large Town Setting|
|Size:||Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)|
|On-Campus Housing Available:||No|
The Palo Alto University in Palo Alto, California, is a private university that offers high quality undergraduate and graduate programs with small class sizes, outstanding faculty and impressive clinical training resources.
The university strives to provide students with an educational student life. Students may join organizations like the Pacific Research Society, Student Association for Sexual Orientation, Students for Ethnic and Cultural Awareness and more.
Students will also gain real-world experience by working in the Kurt and Barbara Gronowski Clinic, a training clinic and treatment center dedicated to serving adults, the elderly, adolescents, children and families in the community.
Academics include bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Psychology and Social Action. Undergraduate certifications are available in Behavior Analysis. Graduate programs offered include a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and master’s degrees in Forensic and Correctional Mental Health, Mental Health Counseling and more.
Admissions are reviewed on a rolling basis. Students applying for graduate programs must submit official transcripts, resumes/CVs, GRE test scores and a statement of purpose, as well as three letters of recommendation.
Financial aid is available to eligible students who have completed a FAFSA. To be considered for the Cal Grant, students must submit the FAFSA by March 2. For consideration of other scholarships, students must submit the application by May 26. Other forms of aid include grants, loans and work-study programs.
50% of students gave Palo Alto University 3 stars overall.
My overall experience has been a positive one. A very different environment than I grew up with on the East Coast. The school is primarily a graduate school with a focus on psychology. The Psy.D program is a joint program with Stanford University. Overall, the professors are wonderful, the costs are extremely high, but the degree is APA recognized and will set you up with a solid future.
$15k per quarter - read the fine print - this is $60k per year. After 5 years of study (minimum, based on my own interviews with several PhD students) students are saddled with over $300k debt! Look at the diversity stats; these have been written/calculated by doctoral level experts in statistics. The campus is not diverse in the slightest. Sadly, the "diverse" photos you see on the website are based on a culling of the token undergrad, grad, PhD, and PsyD students.
Palo Alto University
1791 Arastradero Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94304
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Fair walkability. You could have a car for this area, but walking is possible.
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|Full-Time Undergrad Students||171|
|Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)||864|
- Latino: 12%
- African American: 6%
- Caucasian: 37%
- American Indian or Alaska native: 2%
- Asian: 20%
- Unknown and Other: 23%
|American Indian or Alaska native||2%|
|Unknown and Other||23%|
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