Palo Alto University

Overview

At a Glance

School type

Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above

Faculty

96 Faculty Members | 13:01 student faculty ratio

Religious affliation

Not applicable

Mission Statement

Palo Alto University is a diverse and dynamic community dedicated to education with an emphasis in the behavioral and social sciences,; to promoting future innovators and leaders for the benefit of society; to generating knowledge through research and scholarship of the highest level; and to providing services to the community informed by science and scholarship.

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cost & financial aid

Annual tuition & fees

Undergraduate

In state

$22,980

Out of state

$22,980
Graduate

In state

$32,341

Out of state

$32,341

Financial aid resources

Paying for college

Learn about different ways to cover costs, incluing financial aid, GI Bills, grants and scholarships

Applying for financial Aid

Review this step-by-step guide on everything you need to do to complete your application.

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Academics

Most Popular Undergraduate majors

  • Psychology, General
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
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Undergraduate Majors X

  • PSYCHOLOGY
    • Psychology, General
      • A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
      • A program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and group behavior in institutional settings, applications to related problems of organization and industry, and that may prepare individuals to apply such principles in industrial and organizational settings. Includes instruction in group behavior theory, organizational theory, reward/punishment structures, human-machine and human-computer interactions, motivation dynamics, human stress studies, environmental and organizational influences on behavior, alienation and satisfaction, and job testing and assessment. See other colleges that offer this major

Most Popular Graduate programs

  • Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychology, General
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Graduate ProgramsX

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
    • Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
      • A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of marriage and family therapy, involving the diagnosis of cognitive, affective, and behavioral domain disorders, both mental and emotional, within the context of marriage and family systems and the application of short- and long-term therapeutic strategies in family group contexts. Includes instruction in psychotherapy, family systems and studies, small group intervention and therapy, marital problems, depression, identification of psychopathologies and behavioral disorders, holistic health care, practice management, applicable regulations, and professional standards and ethics. See other colleges that offer this major
  • PSYCHOLOGY
    • Psychology, General
      • A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Clinical Psychology
      • A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of clinical psychology, involving the analysis, diagnosis, and clinical treatment of psychological disorders and behavioral pathologies. Includes instruction in clinical assessment and diagnosis, personality appraisal, psychopathology, clinical psychopharmacology, behavior modification, therapeutic intervention skills, patient interviewing, personalized and group therapy, child and adolescent therapy, cognitive and behavioral therapy, supervised clinical practice, ethical standards, and applicable regulations. See other colleges that offer this major

Types of Degrees Offered

  • Certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctoral degree
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Admissions

Application Fee

Undergraduate
$0
Graduate
$80
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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
80%
Male Students
20%

Student Ethnicities
  1. Caucasian49.7%
  2. Two Or More Ethnicities28.19%
  3. Hispanic/Latino6.62%
  4. Not Specified5.93%
  5. Asian4.82%
  6. Black4.39%
  7. American Indian/Alaska Native0.26%
  8. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.09%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled

1,258

Undergraduate students

101

Graduate students

1,157

Attendance breakdown

Full time
76%
Part time
24%

Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children
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