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

3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2019

Pros: Excellent ND Program (arguably the best in the country) Wonderful faculty and staff who care and put in a great effort to be thorough and helpful when teaching Great preparation for NPLEX Sense of community Beautiful campus in the middle of a state park Cons: Very little public transportation Expensive to live here The school itself is extremely expensive There isn't really adequate parking for the amount of students
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2019

Bastyr University has a really great integrated curriculum so what we are learning in our classes ties into the other classes and we build multiple layers of understanding of topics. There is a wonderful supportive community that is a home away from home.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2017

I am extremely satisfied with the content of the graduate program, the professors and supervisors, and my overall experience. The expense of tuition, as well as the cost of living in this area of the country are the most stressful components of this program.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2020

The pros of the program are the professors willingness to assist and be accessible to students. The information taught is extremely pertinent to the profession. However the use of technology could be better. Because it is a small school I understand why that may be difficult. There are not as many financial aid opportunities as I would like but again a small school has limited resources. I also think that there is not much diversity on campus. I would love to see the school partner with other schools in the area to help meet the needs of minority students. There do have a social justice office that is doing great work for students of color and educating non minority students.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2019

This program is very challenging and demanding however, the curriculum is integrative and molds together very well so you are learning similar material in several classes to reinforce concepts. Although the program is very vigorous, I have already began to reap rewards and am excited as I move forward into my second semester!
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

This is an incredibly specified program towards holistic counseling psychology and therefore creates an amazing environment to engage in critical thinking with classmates. The professors are student centered and challenge us while giving us room to express our thoughts. I think this program will set me up wonderfully for my career to come.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2018

Bastyr University, CA is a new campus that is growing rapidly. The faculty and staff are very supportive and do all they can to make sure the students become the best doctors they can be. The curriculum is intense and yet very rewarding and the students are held to a very high standard. A professional research facility on campus has been set up in just three years and is headed by some very intelligent and well-trained doctors. The only drawbacks to this school are that it is in an expensive area so cost of living is steep, but I guess that is the price you pay to attend medical school in sunny San Diego, CA.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2019

I am studying Naturopathic Medicine here at Bastyr University. The program is challenging and demanding, with quarterly class schedules of over 24 credit units. The faculty is very knowledgeable, most of them maintain private practice outside of campus and therefore provide valuable clinical insight during lecture. During third and fourth years, we will spend most of our time working in the clinic as well. The program emphasizes the scientific component of our medicines, understanding that empirical data is a powerful tool in education. The only con to this school would be the San Diego location. As its main branch is in a national forest in Kenmore, WA, the California site is not built anywhere special. However, they just opened this location in 2012 and are constantly improving and building, but its a very small feel right now. Nonetheless, the community makes it cozy, welcoming, and practical. This university provides upstanding education and opportunities to graduates in my program, and I am proud to be part of it.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2015

The MSN-DPD program at Bastyr University is challenging and competitive. There are many opportunities to go above and beyond the requirements to enhance your learning experience. The faculty are incredibly supportive and available and know each student by name. The required 300 volunteer hours diversified my experience, helped me to narrow down my interests and gave me a competitive edge when applying to dietetic internships. The nutrition clinic shift at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health gave me a chance to practice and helped build my confidence in my counseling skills and nutritional knowledge. The MSN-DPD program at Bastyr is relatively small. We had few international students and it seemed there was not a lot of support for these students. There are few social activities on campus, which may have to do with the location of the school in St. Edwards State Park. It is beautiful, but isolated. There are many programs at Bastyr but not a lot of interaction between students in different programs, which really seems like a missed opportunity. Overall, I am very satisfied with the education I received at Bastyr and felt well prepared to apply for a dietetic internship.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2015

This is a rigorous program that adequately prepares us for our future careers as Registered Dietitians. Pros include: quality of instruction, networking opportunities, student body is outstanding, clinic training is fabulous, overall atmosphere of campus is healthy and encouraging. Cons: The area is expensive to live and traffic is not that great. The school seems to be growing their student body (wonderful) without providing additional shuttle and transportation services.
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