Bastyr University Graduate Program Reviews

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96%
of students recommend
(4.31 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

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.
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.
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