Palo Alto University

country rank  1318
world rank  3963

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Founded in 1975, Palo Alto University is a non-profit private specialized higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the small city of Palo Alto (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), California. Officially accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, Palo Alto University (PAU) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Palo Alto University (PAU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 45 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. PAU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, financial aids and/or scholarships, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym PAU
Founded 1975
Motto Engaging Minds, Improving Lives
Colours Blue and gold

University Location

Address 1791 Arastradero Road
Palo Alto
94304-1337 California
United States
Tel +1 (650) 402 2051
Fax +1 (650) 433 3888

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
International
students
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
Minority Serving Asian American, Native American or Pacific Islander-serving Institution
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office 1791 Arastradero Road
Palo Alto 94304
(650) 417 2050
(800) 818 6136

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff 100-199
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Quarters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools
2000 Classification Other specialized institutions
Size & Setting Four-year, very small, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority graduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences plus professions, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Palo Alto University's Library
Palo Alto University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 1,403 physical volumes, 218 physical media, 6,118 digital/electronic medium and 46 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

WASC Senior College and University Commission


Year of first Accreditation

1986


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • American Psychological Association (APA)


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Memberships and Affiliations

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Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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Open Education Global

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