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  • 06/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel a bit safe at PAU given that it's a small campus and it's situated away from the main city. I would feel a bit safer if they did have a few campus guards around. They have a Facilities Department, which provides facilities services to students, faculty, and staff. It includes grounds, HVAC, setups, repairs, cleaning, mail, and copier support and their main request is to be informed of any safety, security, or accident related issues on site. I would feel a bit more comfortable if they had an actual security office.

    Greek Life

    PAU doesn't really have fraternities or sororities, at least that I know of. I believe they just started a social action committee.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of events and activities! They especially like to advertise their Gala every year. It was a black and white ball on a boat this year. Sad I couldn't go because I don't really own a nice enough cocktail dress or anything fancy. Plus my sister couldn't go with me. My boyfriend also works a lot with a restaurant so I couldn't ask him given that it was a day I know he was working.

    Great for these types of students

    Those looking mainly in the field of Psychology

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus is situated amongst a nature preserve and a couple ranches. I saw a couple cute horses right next to the campus.

    Bang for the buck

    It's expensive.

    What to do for fun

    The events are really fun to go to, I especially suggest the wine and charity events and the social action events!

    Food and Dining

    You gotta drive down hill into the city to get to anything good. They do provide food at a lot of their events.

    Dorm Life

    There aren't really any dorms. It's a small campus and it hosts an online Distance Learning program with it's students living state side as well as around the globe. It has programs on its main campus as well as their Los Alto Campus the Gronowski Clinic so dorm rooms are kind of unnecessary.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to contact the advisors given to you as well as the program managers! They are some of the best help you can get. Also, I highly suggest the online courses if you'd like to work on your own schedule.

    In three sentences

    When it comes to transportation, the campus isn't easy to get to. When it comes to faculty, they have some of the best instructors. When it comes to the campus itself, it's a lovely campus and there are only three main buildings so everything is situated perfectly.

  • 07/05/2012

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

    2 of 4

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    So far I feel pretty safe there.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to pursue psychology would find this school made for them.

    What to do for fun

    Since it's a small school, the students will be around each other until graduation. I would suggest hanging out with the students outside of school for fun activities.

    Food and Dining

    For the most part you are on your own with meals.

    Dorm Life

    There isn't really any dorm life, but help with student housing.

    Academic Rigor

    Although I have not attended the school yet, I feel like you would have to put 110% effort into your schoolwork.

    Tips for prospective students

    In order to attend this college, it is important that you want to get into the psychology field.

    In three sentences

    So far I am impressed with the campus, the program, and the fact that it's a small school.

  • 06/02/2012

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

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 3 of 4

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I hope the campus is safe.

    Greek Life

    I'm not sure if they have any Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm not certain about clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    psychology majors who are ready to take the next step in to the working field.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The classes are on located on the De Anza College Campus, so I'm not sure if there are any traditions.

    Bang for the buck

    Next year will be my first year here but having a program that is catered to transfer students and is not for profit can take all of my money.

    Food and Dining

    I have never eaten here.

    Dorm Life

    I have not seen the doors on the graduate campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Next year will be my first year, I'm sure it will be very intensive.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you would like to work with the same group of people for two years and grow as a prospective team this is the place to do it.

    In three sentences

    They are a school to advocate change. They want their students to come out ready for the working career field. Their curriculum is an intensive course.

  • 01/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 of 4

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to do for fun in and around PAU. The students are always collaborating with each other for fun events.

    Food and Dining

    They provide pizzas on presentation days, otherwise the food on Foothill campus aren't bad.

    Academic Rigor

    There's a lot of work, but the work is very hands on and interactive. You'll get plenty of opportunities to work with others as well as networking with people in professional fields as part of your homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be proactive about getting admitted. The faculty and staff are extremely helpful in making sure you're set all set up and they are easily accessible whenever you have questions.

    In three sentences

    I love going to PAU, it is very interactive, resourceful, and inspiring for people interested in Business, Psychology, and beyond.