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Palo Alto is a private graduate school in Palo Alto, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. It has a small graduate student body with an enrollment of 969 graduate students. Of the 3 graduate programs offered at Palo Alto University, 3 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at Palo Alto University are Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling, and Psychology. 21% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.
Address
1791 Arastradero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Telephone
(650) 332-2993

Admissions

Application Deadline
Deadline for International Students
Application Fee

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Applying

Acceptance Rate
Total Graduate Students
969
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GMAT
LSAT
MCAT
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Application Website
Interview Required
Personal Statement Required
Academic Transcripts Required
Application Fee Waivers Available
Letters of Recommendation Required
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Academics

Part-time Classes Available
Weekend Classes Available
Evening Classes Available
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Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
969
Part-Time Grad Students
203
Research Assistants
Teaching Assistants
Racial Diversity
  • White
    51.5%
  • Hispanic
    11.9%
  • Multiracial
    11.6%
  • Asian
    11.2%
  • Unknown
    5.4%
  • African American
    4.6%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    3.3%
  • Native American
    0.3%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.2%

Tuition & Financial Aid

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Out-of-State Tuition
Students Receiving Financial Aid
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Work Study Program Available
Teaching/Research Fellowship Available

Campus Resources

International Students Office
International Office URL
Disability Services
Veterans Services
Childcare Services
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Outcomes

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Employed 2 Years After Graduation
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Nightlife
    B+
Median Household Income
$186,448
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,347
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,754,250
National
$184,700
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Palo Alto University Reviews

6 reviews
This college as a pretty first-rate faculty and from what I can tell, is pretty respected in the industry. However, the admissions staff is completely unorganized, inaccessible, unhelpful, and frankly rude. For a graduate program with a $60k price tag, you'd think that they would at least try to be helpful; courteous at best. But no. You won't find that here.
The financial aid department will make sure you are able to pay tuition upfront and on time, but the admissions department ----crickets. Such are the times we're living in I suppose.
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Some of the teachers are just terrific. Most were not. Big names professors were pulled in because of the $10,000 per class payment, but many were retired from previous professional posts. Hence, they were often older. Mine was developing dementia and tried to hide it while I was there. Not a great mentor, then.
Palo Alto University's Masters Degree in Counseling program is outstanding. I am in my second year and am very satisfied with the quality of the professors the curriculum, and the administration at Palo Alto University.