Five Branches University

Overview of Five Branches University

Five Branches is located in a medium-sized suburb, in Santa Cruz, CA. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at Five Branches top out at the Master's degree.

Areas of Study

The school tries to do a few things and do them well, and doesn't offer a huge range of majors. Students at Five Branches often study nutrition and exercise therapy.

Five Branches Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply.

Student Body

Five Branches offers classes to 287 students (383 full-time equivalent).

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Five Branches Institute, Collgege and Clinic of Traditional Chinese Medicine, aims to provide a professional medical education in the art, science and practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine through classroom courses and clinical training. The program emphasizes traditional Chinese medical theory and diagnosis, acupuncture, herbology and western medicine as applied to integrated healthcare. Providing a community of learning and TCM healthcare, Five Branches Institute is dedicated to making the views and methods of Traditional Chinese Medicine a part of world medicine."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Five Branches

Five Branches University
200 7th Avenue
Santa Cruz , CA 95062

Five Branches Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy21acupuncture

Number of programs and degrees for Five Branches in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree211

Five Branches Student Body

In 2007-2008, Five Branches had a total enrollment of 287 students (383 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 60%
Black 2%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 21%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 7%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
22-24 8%
25-29 10%
30-34 13%
35-39 4%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%

Five Branches Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Santa Cruz, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Five Branches Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancerecommended

Five Branches Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
Five Branches participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3131300)

Five Branches Degree Programs (2007)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy

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Five Branches Highlights

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