About Patten University

Founded in 1944, Patten University. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 907 full time undergraduate students, and 56 full time graduate students.

The Patten University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 17:1. There are full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Patten University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee30
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at are considered , with ,2% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Patten University.

Patten University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    4 Students rated on-campus housing 3.3 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    1 Students rated off-campus housing 4.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    5 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    7 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 57 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    7 Students rated class size 4.8 stars. 86 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    7 Students rated school activities 2.3 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    7 Students rated local services 4 stars. 57 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    7 Students rated academics 4.5 stars. 57 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Patten University?

2 Students rated Patten University


Great school! Great staff!! The teachers and counselors never hesitated to help in anyone they could to help you succeed. I completed my BA with the help of my Psychology professor and my counselor. Even the times I struggled, they didn’t give up and found ways to help me make it. Loved it!!!!


Patten university is closing down according to their website. From their site: "Transition Message The National University System (NUS), a network of private non-profit universities and national leader in adult education, has acquired the award-winning learning platform and online curriculum that was developed by UniversityNow, the social venture that is Patten University’s corporate parent. Patten University has decided to not seek reaffirmation of its current accreditation and over the next several months will teach out its current student body. Current online University students will have the opportunity to transfer to a comparable program at John F. Kennedy University, an NUS affiliate, or other universities with which Patten University has entered into transfer agreements. In addition, Patten University will no longer be accepting online enrollments. If you have any questions, please feel contact us using the link above."

Patten University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Patten University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Patten University is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Be prepared to give yourself completely to the notion of higher education. Higher education is not just a college, university, or an institution; it is a state of mind. Condition your mind to be educable in this higher sense of things. Much of college is simply teaching you how to think critically. It is not necessarily about learning facts, numbers, or ideas about the world, but rather, to induce the construction of a worldview within yourself. Be concise, make choices. Many of the tasks involved will not only be taxing, but feel mundane and unncessary; like grunt-work. Choose wisely what to give your greatest attention to, but have a genuine desire to learn. Learn what you can from everything, but be subjective and apply the greatest amount of attention to the fields of study of your choice and the classes that sync up with that field. More than anything, become educated, in the higher sense, not according to standards of the world or society, but be self-inspired to develop your mind, which is a higher reward than any degree.

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  3. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?


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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    The students here are so eccentric and unique individually, that together, while being a small student body numerically, they create a very colorful picture of what diversity should look like; not just ethnically but characteristically.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    The integretion of faith-based belief with practicality is exceptional. There is a strong emphasis on biblical fundamentals, being it is a Christian University, yet there is nothing forceful about it when viewed objectively. And the fundamentals of that faith or never taught at the expense of neglecting practicality. There are fields of study at Patten University that are not biblical degrees, that are very practical, and any required bible courses are only implemented to promote the growth of a more well rounded student and adult.

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  6. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my school is that there are only four areas of study. This makes it hard to continue with the career I have chosen.

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  7. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    While I do wish I could've predicted the change that my university has faced, I do not belittle the value of the education I have received. In its history, Patten University has been the recipient of plenty accolades and awards. A historically Christian University, Patten's community was kind, welcoming, and most importantly full of school spirit! The educators were experts in their field and genuinely excited about sharing their knowledge. Patten was an amazing University with plenty of admirable qualities. If I had to choose, I would say Patten is known for its welcoming environment and excellent education.

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  8. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The kind of person who should attend this school is someone who wants to go into a position is church leadership.

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  9. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The school is made up of a very tight knit community of individuals that are focused on development and growth. The school is in a very ethinically diverse community, yet very concise in its mission and vision for it's students. The small school is very good at facilitating great attention on each student. Despite the low level of awareness of the school nationwide, the level of education is top notch.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Patten University receive some sort of financial aid. 88% were awarded federal grants. While 33% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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