• a year-round mild climate

    a year-round mild climate

  • world-class technique training

    world-class technique training

  • a diverse community

    a diverse community

  • a supportive student body

    a supportive student body

Immerse yourself in diversity and innovation.

Palmer’s West campus is in San Jose, Calif., a young, diverse community of more than 1 million. Nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley among the headquarters of Facebook, Apple and Google, the Palmer West campus offers a small, supportive student body that stays connected well beyond graduation.

The bay area offers a year-round mild climate and abundant recreation. Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, Big Basin State Park, Big Sur Coast, the Monterey peninsula and the Napa Valley are all within easy driving distance for weekend excursions and recreational outings. Plus, two Light Rail transfer stations near campus make getting around easy.


Palmer West Virtual Look

Wonder what it's like to be a Palmer West student? This playlist of VR 3D videos puts you in the middle of everyday life on the West campus. Rotate your view using your touchscreen or computer mouse, or put on your VR headset for a truly immersive experience. These videos are best viewed in the Youtube app.

Schedule a West campus visit

See a digital map of the West campus

Look at housing options


    Frank’s story

    “As long as you put in the hard work, you will be able to achieve just about anything. It’s all about tenacity.”

    Nikita’s story

    “People come here from all walks of life, myself included. From day one, I knew I belonged at Palmer. It was that we looked at problems of the body in the same way.”

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