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John F. Kennedy University Reviews

  • 23 Reviews
  • Pleasant Hill (CA) (and 2 others)
100% of 23 students said this degree improved their career prospects
91% of 23 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 3/26/2017
  • Degree: Clinical Psychology
"I find that the staff and professors are very knowledgeable and available for students; all core faculty are approachable and able to help sort through any academic issues. I have found that the professors are understanding of the amount of effort it takes to get through the work. The pace of the classes is fast yet there are always opportunities to have your questions answered. In my opinion the fact that there is little financial aid available makes it difficult to not worry about the amount of debt that students will have by graduation."
Christina C.
  • Reviewed: 2/2/2017
  • Degree: Clinical Psychology
"The PsyD Program at JFK University is one of the best for preparation for becoming a culturally competent Licensed Psychologist. They utilize the Taylor Study Method with their curriculum and other support to help you pass the licensing exam. Not only is it a rigorous academic program with ample faculty support, they provide diversity training integrated throughout all years of the program. I am very glad I chose this program over some of the well known, prestigious colleges in California. As a returning student, I know exactly what I want to further my counseling career, so I'm on the intensive track to complete a year sooner. Most do not take this track, however it's great to have the option. I highly recommend JFK University's PsyD Program!"
Kimya Behrouzian
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"John F Kennedy University is an amazing school. They have an extremely helpful and supportive staff. They have an amazing graduate program and the opportunity to make close connections with the staff are amazing. I really love everything I know about the school thus far. The only difficulty is finding affordable housing in the area especially with the large financial commitment the school itself is."
Xochiquetzal Lubin-Amaya
  • Reviewed: 4/16/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"I feel so lucky to be able to go to graduate school and advance as a professional and as a person. I would say that all aspects of my graduate program are wonderful the only part that is hard for me is how much it costs."
Yeymy Lopez
  • Reviewed: 2/19/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"Pro-The emphasis of self-awareness and self-reflection involved in the program is great. Con- Some of the professors can be very dry in their teaching method."
Nathan Svedin
  • Reviewed: 1/5/2015
  • Degree: School Psychology
"Pros: The faculty and staff of JFK are incredibly helpful, the classes are challenging yet not too hard to grasp the information. How they selected the cohort was the way I would have done it by the fact that we are all from very different backgrounds yet are able to equally contribute Cons: Financial aid packages are a bit slim, and the surrounding areas for living expenses can be pricey. If not living in the area the commute will significantly add to the expenses making regular work and money management that much harder."
Nathan Svedin
  • Reviewed: 1/4/2015
  • Degree: School Psychology
"The pros of the program is the support from the faculty and connections with cohorts Cons are just the financial constraints of living and tuition costs"
Jeremy Cox
  • Reviewed: 12/27/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"This graduate school has the wonderful benefit of being catered to older students. However, if I wasn't an older (30+) student, I don't think it would be a good fit for me. As it is, though, it's perfect."
Sean Davidson
  • Reviewed: 7/29/2014
  • Degree: Law
"The law program is challenging, but the professors are genuinely interested in helping students succeed. The diversity of the student body is particularly noteworthy. Some students are fresh out of undergrad programs, others are looking for a career change, or returning to fulfill a dream. Some students are single and in their 20's, while others are older with young children, and some are empty-nesters. Some students come in with experience as paralegals, while others come with no legal experience at all. Such diversity only adds to the law school experience. The downside of attending a small, CA Bar approved school, is that students must explain the value of the program. Unlike an unapproved law program, JFKU is regularly visited by CA Bar officials. And unlike an ABA approved school, JFKU tuition is much more reasonable."
Valerie Sajor
  • Reviewed: 6/5/2014
  • Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
"Pros: Solid class flowchart with no problem registering for the required classes, classes promote personal growth, class schedule allows me to work during the day, unique program (holistic studies) which is not available at most universities Cons: Expensive, 3 year graduate program versus others which are only 2 years"
Stacey Pratt
  • Reviewed: 5/19/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"The instructors at the San Jose campus are great, but this campus is fairly disconnected from the larger university. The quality of the program is very good and I have really appreciated being in the Holistic program."
syed mehdi
  • Reviewed: 5/4/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"Pros: Very much 1-1 interaction with teachers & peers Quality education Best cohort experience Friendly staff Transformative learning (inspirational) Very cool courses Cons: Not sure, I love everything about my school so far"
Laura Black
  • Reviewed: 1/7/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"The MFT program for Counseling Psychology is for students who are interested in learning and creating better futures for people and themselves within the personal community of JFK University. The Staff and Professors are always available and extremely helpful in any guidance of your educational journey. If you are seeking for an intimate, personal school community that is there in any means to help you, JFK University is the place for you. Coming from San Jose State University for my undergraduate Bachelor's Degree with a graduating class of over 3,000 students, JFK University is very small, personal, and hand-on with every student to make the experience that much better."
Ruth Cohn
  • Reviewed: 12/27/2013
  • Degree: Psychology
"Ever since I started to attend this school I have learned a lot about myself that I would have never learned otherwise. It has challenged me in every way possible; physically, emotionally, and intellectually. I have not found anything that I do not like about this school. They are everything that I have always wanted. The only thing that I have an issue with is the cost of living but that's because tuition is high and the area in which the school is in just has a high cost of living. I do not necessarily blame the school for this because the area that the school is in allows some great career opportunities. As for the cost of tuition, I see all of my money going to great things and incredible professors. I only wish though that loans were enough to cover everything but they never are. This scholarship would help me a bit to afford what I have not been able to which would be greatly appreciated."
Elisa Richards
  • Reviewed: 11/3/2013
  • Degree: Counseling
"Excellent environment for those committed to pursuing a graduate degree. Check out their accelerated program..."
Barbara Mumby
  • Reviewed: 10/9/2013
  • Degree: Business
"The faculty and staff are very helpful and supportive. Teaching professors are very knowledgable and accessible to students."
Barbara Mumby
  • Reviewed: 9/19/2013
  • Degree: Business
"The Univeristy has made the application and enrollment process very easy. DEpartment staff has been very accessible and responsive. Courses are designed to meet the needs of a working professional and the course load is manageable for someone that is employed full-time."
James Edmond
  • Reviewed: 7/19/2013
  • Degree: Law
"I am very pleased with the Law Program at John F. Kennedy University (JFKU). The faculty and staff are conscientious and strictly dedicated to providing a quality education to the students. Moreover, the they (faculty and staff) are always available to assist students in every aspect of the study of law; including the utilization of their relationships with other legal professionals to effect internships and externships, prospective job placement, and overall career advice. For the money, .JFKU is one of the best available for acquiring a quality legal education. I am very happy with the choice I made to attend JFKU College of Law."
Elgina Haymon
  • Reviewed: 7/17/2013
  • Degree: Counseling
"Geared towards working adults, with late classes and weekend classes. Small class size. Not really accessible by public transportation."
Michelle Powers
  • Reviewed: 5/11/2013
  • Degree: Fine Arts
"Pros - exceptional faculty, comprehensive program, and the opportunity to pursue a multitude of opportunities both in and out of museums. Cons - Can be overwhelming to spend money on a graduate program in a field that notoriously pays very poorly."