Palo Alto University

Palo Alto, CA

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Palo Alto University Student Essentials

Palo Alto University Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Website: www.paloaltou.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: No
In-State Tuition: $14,994
Out-of-State Tuition: $14,994
Enrollment: 864

About Palo Alto University

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.

Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 2 of 5 Stars 2 Reviews

50% of students gave Palo Alto University 3 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating

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.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2017

Overall Rating

$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 Map & Location

Palo Alto University
1791 Arastradero Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94304


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Getting Around Palo Alto University

Walkability

Fair walkability. You could have a car for this area, but walking is possible.

3/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Palo Alto, CA

Winter
Dec
59
38
Jan
59
39
Feb
62
41
Spring
Mar
66
43
Apr
70
45
May
74
49
Summer
Jun
78
52
Jul
80
55
Aug
79
55
Fall
Sep
80
53
Oct
74
48
Nov
65
42

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 171
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 864

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 12%
  • African American: 6%
  • Caucasian: 37%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 2%
  • Asian: 20%
  • Unknown and Other: 23%
Latino 12%
African American 6%
Caucasian 37%
American Indian or Alaska native 2%
Asian 20%
Unknown and Other 23%

Undergraduate 20%
Graduate 80%
Full-Time 93%
Part-Time 7%
International 4%
Domestic 96%

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