Pacific Oaks College Reviews

  • 7 Reviews
  • Pasadena (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $13,688
67% of 7 students said this degree improved their career prospects
71% of 7 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Katie Hughes
  • Reviewed: 2/19/2021
  • Degree: Teaching
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"If you are looking for advisors who will help you through school and understand the requirements for your degree do not go here. I attended this school for three years. First the school offered me a payment plan that I did not know about till later- if I took only a certain amount of credits my payment for each month would have been manageable but my advisor assigned me more credits. Also I was in the credential program and not to my knowledge you are supposed to student teach ( I knew that) but it had to be at a public school. I was already working and had a full time job at a private school. They wanted me to basically quit for two months to student teach with no pay. When I found this out, I stopped going to the school and requested to be withdrawn. And they made me pay for the tuition when I could not finish the schooling and they did not tell me till later that I had to withdraw at a certain time. Keep in mind I did not know I would have to stop going to Pacific Oaks because of student teaching so of course I missed the deadline. Their advisory staff is terrible. Their financial aid and registrars office do not talk to you in a timely manner. I tried to talk to them about this issue and it took 4 months to handle this issue. It is still not handled. I received nothing but headaches from this school and their classes were just sub par."
Thursday Miquel Herdman
  • Reviewed: 11/6/2019
  • Degree: Human Services
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I attended Pacific Oaks college 2017-2019. It was the most lonely and stressful thing of my educational experience. I regret wasting my time with the Marxists ideology and the lack of attention I received from the administration there. If you wish to be ignored, and to have to deal with questionable accounting with a good dose of fake social justice, go to Pacific Oaks college. It is no longer affiliated with the society of Friends (Quakers) and it shows. Horrible experience and an unjust bill."
  • Reviewed: 8/26/2018
  • Degree: Early Childhood Education
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"My time at Pacific Oaks was great however it did have its ups and downs. I enjoyed how we didn't have to take test we just had to make a lot of powerpoints. I love the teachers that I had they had a lot of knowledge and were there to answer a lot of the questions that I had. I was able to meet a lot of new people, and my classmates were just as helpful as the teachers. One thing that I didn't like was how often people were leaving this school and my counselor. I had a hard time getting my questions answered by the counselor and I had to go above and beyond to make sure someone was going to answer me. The admin team here takes a lot of vacations and sometimes I had to wait weeks for things to get solved, and that was incredibly frustrating. I also had to advocate for myself while attending this school occasionally it took me to speak to the dean of the school for someone to respond to my email. It was a great experience, and the setting is lovely I mean I probably had ten others in my class. They focus on having smaller settings. I also didn't like how they would let you out of class so late sometimes I wouldn't get home until 10:30 pm and that's only because I live 10 minutes away. Other than that it's a family type of school and I liked it because I had no test to take."
Amber H. Taylor
  • Reviewed: 1/11/2017
  • Degree: Early Childhood Education
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"Pacific Oaks offers specialized instruction of diversified topics. I was able to earn both my dual teaching credentials and my BA in Early Childhood Education simultaneously. Curriculum was less academic-content than it was behavioral content. I am able to work in classrooms with a range of mild-moderate needs because of the instruction I received at Pacific Oaks."
  • Reviewed: 9/22/2016
  • Degree: Human Services
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"Pacific Oaks is a unique institution that offers a rich and holistic education that is geared toward adult professionals returning to school. The classes I took at PO were interesting and informative as well as interactive and designed to help students internalize concepts by using theories to apply to our own life experiences. I learned so much about the importance of context and perspective, and I always felt supported and challenged by the fantastic professors. I really enjoyed attending this school!"
Robert Garcia
  • Reviewed: 8/9/2016
  • Degree: Human Services
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"My experience at Pacific Oaks College has been really wonderful. The professors are very great at what they do. My best experience was when I faced some difficult times. The professors were there to assist me and help me get through any problem I had. I also loved learning from my classmates. All in all my experience was really great and I would highly encourage anyone to pursue a degree at Pacific Oaks College. Also, their online classes are really great as well too."
Dezerri Black
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2014
  • Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"I love the experiential learning process that happens at Pacific Oaks. It is a school that honors and encourages students real life experiences. The school invites us to utilize our real life experiences while applying them to our education goals. Our school also fosters communication and discussion between instructors and students. I cannot say enough great things about Pacific Oaks."