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John F Kennedy University Reviews

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  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 1 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Pricy school, incredible program!

    What to do for fun

    Movies and shopping when you are not busy studying.

    Food and Dining

    Pleasant Hill has a shopping area, but most food and dining are chains.

    Academic Rigor

    This is a PsyD program. High demands necessitating a enormous amount of energy and focal output.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are interested in attending, go to an open house and speak with someone about the program in a one-on-one. In addition, it was invaluable for me that I sat in on some classes to get a feel for the education I would experience and the caliber of students I would be working with.

    In three sentences

    Incredible program addressing cultural competency training bringing forth well rounded graduate students into the greater environment. The staff and my cohort of students are very involved and dedicated to the educational training. The campus has numerous resources and outlets for their student population

  • 04/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 of 6

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I am not sure what the other students do for fun. This is mainly a campus for working adults. The school caters to a different crowd looking for learning.

    Food and Dining

    There are a few restaurants in the nearby community but you'd have to go off campus to access them. There is a student lounge available with vending machines and microwaves. BYOB for best results.

    Academic Rigor

    I love the depth of the classroom conversations and the hands on applications in class of what we are learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a private college, be sure you are aware of funding alternatives if you are not able to pay the higher tuitions. Financial Aid is available.

    In three sentences

    I love the class structure and teaching style of most of the instructors at JFK. Most of all in the program I am taking, so far, each class has successfully built upon the last, making an awesome foundation of learning that I feel competent anough to convey and apply on my own. Lastly, the convenience and friendliness of the campus and its staff and students really make attending this campus a positive experience for me.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have been getting plenty of bomb threats and the security for JFK aren't very professional.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for student who are working or have families because classes are either online, once a month and the rest online, or once a week and the rest online. Very convenient.

    Bang for the buck

    Very expensive!

    Food and Dining

    There is no food and dining in the school but it is located near Santana Row and there are plenty of restaurants around.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    In three sentences

    Very good school. The only university in Northern California that has a legal studies bachelor program that is accredited by the American Bar Association. I am reviewing the campus in San Jose, CA.

  • 01/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is plenty of security if you need assistance going to your car at night

    Greek Life

    There is no greek life

    What to do for fun

    You can go to Santana Row for shopping and dining!!

    Food and Dining

    They have a mini cafe which is great!

    Dorm Life

    There is now dorm life, and if there was, it would be great!

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are always available for your needs

    Tips for prospective students

    Please apply! JFK University is a great school

    In three sentences

    It is great for a graduate program. Everything is very personal and at your finger tips. There is nothing that the staff and professors can not help you with.

  • 04/02/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    5 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    I can't speak of the quality of the education at the school, only the administration. I made the decision about a year ago to leave the military to pursue a career in physical therapy. In order to get into PT school I needed a handful of science classes, as well as several hours of observation/volunteer ours at a PT clinic. It looked like it would be challenging to do both at the same time but then I found JFKU's weekend science program. By taking one class a month during the weekend I would be able to focus on my volunteer hours during the week. As a vet I planned on using my GI Bill at the school and I was ensured by the veterans' rep that I would be able to do so last summer. I was pretty excited to take the first step towards a new career. I found an internship at a brain injury clinic in San Jose to get my hours, my fiancee started looking for jobs in the area, and we started looking for a place to live. Everything was going fine until a little over the month ago when I made contact with the financial office to finalize my GI Bill paperwork. Despite what I was told before (I still have the email) I was informed that I would NOT, in fact, be able to use my GI Bill. The Weekend Science Program was not approved by the VA. This is something that the veterans' rep at the school obviously should have known. The school is expensive and I could not afford it without the GI Bill. With the help of some friends I was able to scramble and find another school that would work, as well as a new internship. This was not the first time I had problems with the administration. It would often take weeks and several emails to get a response back from pretty much every office at the school. My adviser changed several times and they never really seemed to know their job. I get the feeling that there is a lot of turnover at the school. This interaction, of lack thereof, was always unsettling but I was able to overlook it because the program really fit my needs to a T. The GI Bill fiasco was merely the last straw. As a soldier I moved around a lot and I went to several different schools of varying size, both private and public, and this is by far the worst experience I ever had. The quality of education may be fine (although the fact that the VA didn't approve the program leads me to believe that the quality is indeed lacking), but the administration is incompetent. There are plenty of school in the South Bay area, I would look elsewhere if I were you.

  • 08/13/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    6 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The University doesn't discriminate on the basis of race, color, height, weight, natinal orgin, religion, age, marital satus, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.

    Greek Life

    I have no infirmation.

    Clubs and Activities

    Great!

    Great for these types of students

    It is one of the fisrt universities devoted specificaly to the education of wrking students in all ages.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is none!

    What to do for fun

    The campus is in San Francisco Bay Area. Have Fun and Learn only the best.

    Food and Dining

    I haven't heard anthing bad and have no idea on my own.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't heard anthing bad and have no idea on my own.

    Academic Rigor

    Having thoery to practice educational approach.

    Tips for prospective students

    The MBA program provides felxible, convenience learning modalities.

    In three sentences

    It provides the professinals an opportunity to develop the prospectives, values, skills and critical reflection abilities that well allow us to make a difference in today's organsiations with their challenging economic issues and competitive marketplace.