Patten University 1

2014 Quick Stats
2433 Coolidge Avenue

Oakland, CA 94601

Phone: (877) 472-8836
2012-2013 Tuition
tuition and fees
rolling admission

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Regional Colleges (West)

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Patten University is a private institution that was founded in 1944. It has an urban setting and the campus size is 8 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Patten University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (West), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $8,036 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Patten University strives to provide students with a quality Christian liberal arts education through Learning, Faith and Community. "Learning" includes experiences inside and outside the classroom and integration of past, present and future perspectives. "Faith," with God as the starting point, seeks to nurture spiritual development through Bible study, prayer, and worship. "Community" expresses our desire to reach beyond individual interests and concerns, share common interests, and care for those in our campus community and nearby cities. In short, we help students develop excellent learning skills, a vibrant faith, and a sense of belonging in the family of God.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1944
Religious affiliation interdenominational
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to Patten University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Patten University is $30. It is less selective.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate N/A
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 20 percent.

Class sizes N/A
Student-faculty ratio N/A 4
4-year graduation rate N/A
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

Patten University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment N/A
Student gender distribution N/A
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Patten University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health insurance. Patten University also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Patten University, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Patten University.

Students who have cars on campus 80%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Tuition and fees $8,036 (2012-13)
Room and board $8,500 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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