Bastyr University Graduate Program Reviews

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97%
of students recommend
(4.32 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
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 1,247 (260 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 11% part-time, 89% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $25,455
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Sets up students to sit for Boards. Great exposure to relevance of studies to real world applications. Opportunity to explore the cultural and historical roots of program. Amazing campus environment. "Small town" kind of feel- everyone knows everyone. Cons: Expensive city to live in means more loan money taken out to survive on. There is so much to do locally it can be a distraction from studies. "Program Isolation" or the blinders effect occurs- students from different programs don't tend to interact much.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros- Love the community. The academic vigor is present and encouraging to grow as well. Cons-Poor financial aid. Classes are not possible to do only online.
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.
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