John F. Kennedy University Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(4.31 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 37 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: APA
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 1,111 (221 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 5 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 47% part-time, 53% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $24,276
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Clinical Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

I find that the staff and professors are very knowledgeable and available for students; all core faculty are approachable and able to help sort through any academic issues. I have found that the professors are understanding of the amount of effort it takes to get through the work. The pace of the classes is fast yet there are always opportunities to have your questions answered. In my opinion the fact that there is little financial aid available makes it difficult to not worry about the amount of debt that students will have by graduation.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2018

I absolutely love my school. I have attended three other colleges (transferring and undergraduate studies) and JFK is by far my favorite university. In my opinion, I am receiving an education that surpasses most graduate school programs. During my undergraduate studies I was working in a field I did not believe in and pursuing a degree I was not passionate about. Although unhappy, I pushed on and received my Bachelor's Degree. Upon graduation, I was picked up as a full time employee at the job I was not passionate about and continued working there for four more years because I thought I was stuck to that path. My depression in my job grew and I decided it was time for me to take a leap and change my entire life. I applied to John F. Kennedy University in June 2016 for their Master's Program in Health Education specializing in Holistic Nutrition. After being accepted, I quit my financially safe job in Pennsylvania and drove to California to pursue my dream. My professors are phenomenal and help guide me further on my path. Their hands on knowledge in the field has helped me hone in on my future career goals. In undergrad, I procrastinated and dreaded doing homework. At John F. Kennedy I wake up excited to go to school and learn more in my studies. Everyone truly wants you to exceed. My professors are always keeping in touch and making sure I am taking the classes I need to pursue my dreams. I wish I would have went to undergraduate school here, but I am eternally grateful I am here now.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Legal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

As a full time working adult, I found that attending classes during the day was out of the questions. Therefore, I choose to complete my BA degree at John F. Kennedy University because it offered convenient evening classes (weekends as well) and the cost was a reasonable fit for my tight financial budget.
4.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Clinical Psychology
Graduation Year: 2020

The PsyD Program at JFK University is one of the best for preparation for becoming a culturally competent Licensed Psychologist. They utilize the Taylor Study Method with their curriculum and other support to help you pass the licensing exam. Not only is it a rigorous academic program with ample faculty support, they provide diversity training integrated throughout all years of the program. I am very glad I chose this program over some of the well known, prestigious colleges in California. As a returning student, I know exactly what I want to further my counseling career, so I'm on the intensive track to complete a year sooner. Most do not take this track, however it's great to have the option. I highly recommend JFK University's PsyD Program!
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2020

John F Kennedy University is an amazing school. They have an extremely helpful and supportive staff. They have an amazing graduate program and the opportunity to make close connections with the staff are amazing. I really love everything I know about the school thus far. The only difficulty is finding affordable housing in the area especially with the large financial commitment the school itself is.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

I feel so lucky to be able to go to graduate school and advance as a professional and as a person. I would say that all aspects of my graduate program are wonderful the only part that is hard for me is how much it costs.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017

Being that my graduate program is in Business Administration, and it is a highly sought-after program, I like that I have an opportunity to set my own path and be different. The cons I would say is the minimum financial aide (free money, not loans) are available for graduate students.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Pro-The emphasis of self-awareness and self-reflection involved in the program is great. Con- Some of the professors can be very dry in their teaching method.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: The faculty and staff of JFK are incredibly helpful, the classes are challenging yet not too hard to grasp the information. How they selected the cohort was the way I would have done it by the fact that we are all from very different backgrounds yet are able to equally contribute Cons: Financial aid packages are a bit slim, and the surrounding areas for living expenses can be pricey. If not living in the area the commute will significantly add to the expenses making regular work and money management that much harder.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of the program is the support from the faculty and connections with cohorts Cons are just the financial constraints of living and tuition costs
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