Bastyr University Graduate Program Reviews

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96%
of students recommend
(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

3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2016

I am currently a new enrollee. I haven't begun courses yet but I have been working to get into this specific program for 7 years. This is a major goal and I am thrilled to be accepted to the program.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of this midwifery program is that it is a low residency program allowing ease of participation in practicum rotations; it is one of only two MEAC accredited programs that offer a masters degree allowing more career opportunities; teachers from different midwifery practices and backgrounds; small cohort allowing for closer sisterhood; open door policy of administration and faculty and staff; support in matching students with appropriate midwifery preceptors and practicum sites; opportunities to meet and work with leaders in the birthing community. The cons are financial aide does not cover living expenses and once practicum begins it is nearly impossible to have a job; very few scholarships are available; federal and most state loan repayments and scholarships not available.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2015

The education at Bastyr is excellent! Outstanding professors!
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Bastyr Univeristy's Master's of Midwifery program is one of the only schools in the country offering a graduate degree for direct-entry midwives and is also unique in its hybrid-style approach to learning. Its mix of online learning, in-class lecture and clinical training, and hands-on apprenticeship with a good preceptor make for a diverse and extensive learning experience. The professors are revolutionary women and men who are expert in their field, and it has been an honor learning from them. Although it's an expensive school, which is its biggest "con" for me, the education it provides is truly top notch.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2016

My school is great academically--the program I'm in could hardly be better. The area the school is in, though, isn't ideal, and very little convenient public transportation exists.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

The low residency program at Bastyr University allows students to stay in their home towns while studying. This also allows students to seek out opportunities to gain practical experience through their own networks, which increases students support in their own communities. The faculty are all extremely well educated, supportive and skilled in their areas of expertise. The price of tuition and living expenses, coupled by the inability to work during most of the program makes it very difficult to afford.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2015

Bastyr offers a unique program and provides competitive education for its students. I feel there are some improvements to be had but, overall, I feel this is the best education in this field that I could receive.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2016

BUC has the most amazing faculty! They are more than helpful and kind.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2013

The type of education you receive at this school is unique. There is a myriad of possibilities to ensue after school, however, none of them are very financially stable options. Overall, I would not take back the decision coming here mainly due to the people I've encountered and relationships made, skills I've gained as a practitioner, and exposure to a strange and familiar network of people. There are, however, many inefficient aspects of the education, especially for how much it costs. For example, for how much we pay, we should be seeing many more patients and doing much less busy work. The administration fluctuates in how much they heed your concerns or respond, which is quite frustrating at times.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2014

Bastyr offers a wide range of programs in the Natural Health and Medicine field. Pros: Bastyr has a great reputation. It is a small, private university and class sizes are very manageable and access to faculty is very easy. The core faculty is brilliant and offers a wealth of knowledge and experience. The Bastyr community offers many clubs and organizations, it is competitive and most faculty take a lot of pride in subjects they teach. Cons: The administration seems shut down to student concerns and many classes are taught by adjunct faculty barely qualified. Just in my program alone the turn over for faculty has been extensive. The university appears to not have a handle on recruiting the best quality professors and a recent Dean change in one of the programs leaves many promises unanswered.
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