Bastyr University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.26 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 104 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CNME
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 1,264 (247 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 9 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 6% part-time, 94% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $24,275
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2018

From the moment I drove onto the Bastyr campus, I knew it was the place for me. I had actually been reading their catalogs and website for many years before attending, dreaming about pursuing a career in natural medicine. It was finally the time for me to attend in 2015. All of Bastyr's programs are focused on natural medicine - this philosophy is supported in so many ways on campus. Food in the cafeteria is local and organic. The bookstore contains, books of course, but also fairly priced tinctures, herbs, and essential oils. There is a beautiful whole foods kitchen for culinary classes, as well as an herbal medicine making lab. There are nature cure clubs offering hydrotherapy. The setting itself is beautiful, as it is inside of a state park with miles of trails through trees and down to lake washington. The instruction itself has been challenging but manageable. I have never been one to actually get to know my instructors very well, but in this smaller setting it comes very naturally. Overall I am very happy with my experience here, and look forward to going back for one more year before I graduate.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2020

I am at the beginning stages of my degree, and so while I cannot speak to the program as a whole, I can say that all of my experiences at Bastyr have been impressive so far. Moreover, I can speak to why I chose this program, as I did extensive research of many schools, and interviewed and was accepted at several others. I chose Bastyr because the rigor and depth of its curriculum and dedication and knowledge of the faculty I met with far exceeded any other institution I was interested in. They see acupuncture and Chinese medicine as a collaborative practices of empathy, and of patience, which in turn creates health and unity. Natural medicinal practices can cultivate a better world through shifting energy; it is medium that uses the balance found in natures energy to awaken, move and calibrate our own. It can maintain wellness, and teach us how to be aware and awake, to let go of limited beliefs of cause and effect and see ourselves in terms of interconnectivity, to find ourselves as whole. Bastyr is a school that takes this to the heart of all of its teachings, while also integrating what modern science has taught us about health and the human body.
4.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2018

Bastyr University presents rigorous study under professional, inspirational professors. Classes range from challenging and complex to downright magical. Electives include a weekend learning Ayurvedic nutrition principles, learning how to identify and make medicine from seaweed on the coast, gaining a better understanding of fermentation, and more. Campus is within a state park and has plenty of trails to Lake Washington along with the herbal gardens, which provides a peaceful place to learn, study, or even just to eat lunch. Parking can be a bit competitive, but once in the building, the halls are always calm. The library offers a serene place to do homework, study, read, and do research. Library staff are extremely helpful and kind, always willing to solve an issue or find an article.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2021

The school is very small in size, yet, it has all the essential facilities and equipments for students. The professors are really nice and have great passion and patience teaching students. Naturopathic Medicine is one of the most important programs in this school, students have more than enough opportunities to learn .
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2018

Bastyr University is a great school. Their belief in holistic health drives the focus of the classes and the students. The counseling program is changing, but in a positive way. Classes are still on the weekends, which offers students the choice to continue working during the week, but the program has added on another quarter. This will allow the students to receive more credits, so they could possibly have more options to work in other states. The professors are great and the experience is wonderful!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2018

Bastyr University is a special place. Many people think that it is central to hippies but what it really is home to are people that are truly dedicated to helping people create a healthy life. The curriculum is intense and requires a lot of time and energy devoted to truly understand the information. I have had some of the most life changing professors at this school that truly care about each and every student that passes through their doors. If you are at all interested in nutrition, exercise science, naturopathic medicine or herbal medicine then I would highly recommend taking a look at Bastyr, you will not regret it.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2020

I absolutely love my school, no where else have I been able to find individuals who are so dedicated to life, health and integrity. Although the curriculum is incredibly challenging, the student body is collaborative rather than competitive, and nothing is frowned upon in our small circle more than one who belives he/she can only get ahead if others don't. We freely share study guides and tips, and it is always a great feeling no matter which side one is on. Additionally the adminstration and staff are all friendly, understanding, and supportive. No doors are ever closed, and no one is ever too busy for either a chat or a moment of counsel.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2018

Bastyr is a great university with diverse professors providing in depth knowledge from other countries; we are exposed to many Chinese Doctors in the acupuncture program (acupuncture originated in China) and other countries that gives more depth to your education. The school has many great programs that expose us to other clinicians that we can network with and learn from once we are professionals. The elective classes offered also enhance your training and knowledge. For instance, I am able to get trained in Cranio Sacral work with taking electives in my program that will enhance my practice and I will have more to offer my patients once I am graduated.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

This is a weekend program which was great so I could stay at my full time job while I was in school. The classes are all day, but I felt I was better able to focus because I did not have to rush to get back to work or to some other commitment. They really prepare you for counseling by having us practice our counseling skills at the Bastyr clinic, then we get a full year at a internship site of our choosing during our second year. The professors are great and it was wonderful to learn about healthy, natural and holistic ways to help our clients!
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

Bastyr University is an incredibly enriching school to be a part of. It offers care for the well-being of the human community using a holistic, natural approach to health and healing. My program is counseling psychology graduate school with an emphasis on health psychology. The school's focus on integrating Eastern modalities of healing into Western culture is invaluable, and the school has a great philosophy of embracing and empowering all cultural diversity with a commitment to social justice. Additionally, the school seeks to fulfill its mission by offering complementary programs such as acupuncture, nutrition, naturopathic medicine, Ayurveda, midwifery, and counseling. I would recommend this school to anybody seeking an expansive and all-inclusive training and understanding of health and wellness in contributing to each individual and society at large.
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