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

3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

This graduate school has the wonderful benefit of being catered to older students. However, if I wasn't an older (30+) student, I don't think it would be a good fit for me. As it is, though, it's perfect.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

The class sizes are small, diverse and the staff truly care about you and succeeding. I love the library, financial aid office is responsive and the cafe has everything you need. Great for the money you spend on tuition! Only wish there was a bookstore.
2.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros- Knowledgeable profs who care about you and our future. Cons- Not a lot of information given for international students looking to be successful in their home countries
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

The law program is challenging, but the professors are genuinely interested in helping students succeed. The diversity of the student body is particularly noteworthy. Some students are fresh out of undergrad programs, others are looking for a career change, or returning to fulfill a dream. Some students are single and in their 20's, while others are older with young children, and some are empty-nesters. Some students come in with experience as paralegals, while others come with no legal experience at all. Such diversity only adds to the law school experience. The downside of attending a small, CA Bar approved school, is that students must explain the value of the program. Unlike an unapproved law program, JFKU is regularly visited by CA Bar officials. And unlike an ABA approved school, JFKU tuition is much more reasonable.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Solid class flowchart with no problem registering for the required classes, classes promote personal growth, class schedule allows me to work during the day, unique program (holistic studies) which is not available at most universities Cons: Expensive, 3 year graduate program versus others which are only 2 years
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

The instructors at the San Jose campus are great, but this campus is fairly disconnected from the larger university. The quality of the program is very good and I have really appreciated being in the Holistic program.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Very much 1-1 interaction with teachers & peers Quality education Best cohort experience Friendly staff Transformative learning (inspirational) Very cool courses Cons: Not sure, I love everything about my school so far
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

The Holistic Health Education Masters degree is being developed at a time of great change in our society, and not a moment too soon. There is lots of work to be done and the staff at JFKU are knowledgable, kind, compassionate, and hard working. Everything you could want from someone on your side. The only down side is that there are very few classes during the day when my kid is in school too.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Even though the the program maybe viewed as pricey, the education, classes, and environment are great.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

The MFT program for Counseling Psychology is for students who are interested in learning and creating better futures for people and themselves within the personal community of JFK University. The Staff and Professors are always available and extremely helpful in any guidance of your educational journey. If you are seeking for an intimate, personal school community that is there in any means to help you, JFK University is the place for you. Coming from San Jose State University for my undergraduate Bachelor's Degree with a graduating class of over 3,000 students, JFK University is very small, personal, and hand-on with every student to make the experience that much better.
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