Located in sunny California, our Santa Cruz and San Jose campuses offers students at Five Branches University the best of both worlds, the relaxing atmosphere of beautiful beaches and redwood forests and the high energy excitement of a city filled with culture, entertainment and high technology.
Both of our campuses provide students with the setting and amenities they need to excel, such as spacious classrooms and small class sizes; an optimal environment for interactive and meaningful teacher-student relationships.
Five Branches University health centers treat over 160 patients a day, providing clinical education for our students, as well as exceptional public healthcare. With 38 treatment rooms, herbal pharmacies containing over 500 medicinal products and expert clinical instruction, our modern facilities are places of learning and community service.
For students working on patient cases or preparing for exams, our libraries are quiet havens for research and study. Our libraries are the information conduits of our campuses with over 6,000 books and journals about TCM and Western medicine, computers with wireless internet, study aid programs, and helpful staff.
The Santa Cruz Campus
The Five Branches Santa Cruz campus is located in a beautiful setting, one block from the beach on the Monterey Bay and close to the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor. Located along California’s scenic Central Coast, Santa Cruz is renowned for its beautiful beaches and nearby redwood forests. Santa Cruz is home to both the University of California and Cabrillo College. It thus has the cosmopolitan appeal of a college town, as well as the ambiance of a small coastal California city. The cultural life of Santa Cruz is diverse and progressive. The downtown area has a myriad of shops to explore and some of the best bookstores in California. Year-round festivals along our famous boardwalk add a plethora of activities to enjoy and remember.
The San Jose Campus
In the heart of Silicon Valley, our San Jose campus is part of a bustling commercial metropolis that is home to major players in the world of technology, such as, Google, EBay, Twitter and Facebook. The San Jose campus is located across from the prestigious shopping area called Santana Row; within walking distance of sidewalk cafes and beautiful fountains. Universities in the San Jose area are plentiful, with the most renowned, being Stanford. San Jose is a large metropolitan area with many opportunities. The city of San Francisco and the beaches of the Monterey Bay are only a short commute away.