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

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2019

Pro: The ND program is at Bastyr is of the highest quality. The professors are committed to providing the best education so that the graduating students are the well-prepared, knowledgeable, and successful in their chosen profession. Con: Medical school is very expensive.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

The program as a whole is wonderful. Most of faculty is exceptional and highly knowledgeable however, there are a few who faculty members in the Counseling Psych. program who are not particularly approachable. The program really dives into exploration of the self and has a multicultural and mind-body focus as well which is extremely valuable. It is best for the graduate who did not study psychology in their undergrad program as a few courses are review ie, statistics and research methods (which as a psych major I found to be annoyingly redundant and a waste of money). The weekend program is extremely rigorous especially the second year; do not expect to have time to work at all during your second year, first year you can probably get away with it. Overall, the sense of community at Bastyr is wonderful. The people, the campus is in the middle of the Saint Edwards Park which is Sanctuary like in of its self. The work load varies per instructor but I would say it is more in depth and intense work than busy work, unless you complete every single reading which in grad school is nearly impossible unless you are a speed reading machine. I would have liked to see more diversity within the program as including staff. Overall, I am so very grateful for my education and it was well worth it (minus the few stats courses etc). Bastyr is a very special and unique place and I highly recommend it if you are looking for an education that has a holistic perspective on mental health and well being.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2020

The Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program at Bastyr is the Gold Standard in the field. I chose wisely and have not been disappointed. The cost of living in the area is high, on top of the inherent high cost of Medical Education. Count the costs before embarking on this journey.
2.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2019

This is one of few schools that teach Naturopathic Medicine, which is the most beautiful and powerful medicine I have had experience with. The school's current administration however are making drastic financial cuts that is affecting the quality of our courses and the availability of qualified professors.
2.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: integrated learning, tools on how to be a better test-taker, academic support Cons: lack of student diversity, poor financial service and career support
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2017

The MPH program is in its first year and experiencing expected growing pains. Professors are aware it and receptive to feedback.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2018

I was thrilled to find a university that offered a nutrition program focused on whole foods and "food as medicine". The program helps to provide information on how food can be used to not only prevent certain disease states, but also how it can be used to cure, or alleviate the symptoms, of others. I also like that there is a focus on the balance of healthy eating and an active lifestyle.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

I love Bastyr. It gives me a unique approach to counseling psychology and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants an innovative opportunity to explore progressive academic options.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2018

Pros - very academically competitive Cons - very expensive, but all graduate schools are.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

The drop-down menu will not let me click "other," so for simplicity's sake I clicked MD. Program: Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. Graduates are designated "ND." Academic Competitiveness: Competition is not promoted or valued in the traditional sense. If I know something and my peer doesn't understand it as much, I will share that knowledge with them in study groups - not withhold it. Campuses - There are two - one just outside of Seattle, WA and the other in San Diego, CA. These campuses may differ in various aspects, but Bastyr University as a whole is one of the leading institutions and research institutions in natural health and wellness.
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