Palo Alto University Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
of students recommend
(4.06 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 30 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Campus Setting: Rural: Fringe
  • Student Population: 1,130 (157 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 24% part-time, 76% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $22,619
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2020

I think that one of the largest pros of this program is the connection to the Stanford School of Medicine. In this sense you are able to have that many more resources available and there are always opportunities to get involved with research (they actively recruit Psy.D students). Of course the campus is beautiful and the staff are very supportive of your professional growth and academic achievement, which are big positives of the program as well. The con of this program is the hefty price tag, and the seeming difficulties that exist in terms of available scholarships.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

PAU Counseling program is excellent and has exceeded my expectations. It's multicultural framework is relevant to today's consumer. The instructors and courses are top notch.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

The Program is well designed and thoughtful for a working professional. The staff and students are focused on providing the training and experience to make a student thrive after graduation.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019

Palo Alto has a wonderful program, the only drawback is that it is really expensive and there is not a lot of financial aid.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2012

This is a wonderful and prestigious program that more than adequately trains the students that study there.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2015

I enjoy PAU very much. It is an expensive program, but a good value compared to similar programs at SFU. Financial aid is primarily loans, and if you're coming out here to go to school, cost of living is insane, but that isn't PAU's fault. Overall a great school for psychology.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

I am still currently in my first quarter, however, I absolutely love the staff and faculty. They will go above and beyond in order to help you achieve your educational goals an get the best out if the program. The biggest con for me is my own personal transition from undergraduate education to graduate level.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Great faculty, APA accredited, program really works hard to support you. The different tracks are terrific. Cons: high tuition, not yet well recognized.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Nice location, great faculty and great education. Cons: Price of school, lack of financial aid, and constantly changing courses and requirements.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros of the graduate program would be: great classes, faculty is willing to work with you if you have questions, they have a great accommodations program, fun events, and online courses sometimes have online meetings which make up for not being in an actual classroom. Cons of this program would be: transportation really sucks if you don't have a car (public transportation doesn't reach the campus), financial aid doesn't offer scholarships or grants for this program, living around this area is expensive.
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