Bastyr University Graduate Program Reviews

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96%
of students recommend
(4.3 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 103 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

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

Bastyr is changing the way medical students are taught. We teach pharmacology classes parallel with botanical medicine. It is the best of both worlds.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2017

I absolutely love Bastyr and I am proud to be part of the community. The professors are so helpful and supportive of their students and they care about all of our success. They are very open to talking to students and are almost always available to assist us. The professors are very knowledgeable and they always present an unbiased view point on topics. The cons of my program is the sheer amount of work and time it takes to complete assignments. At the end of the quarter I feel very drained. The Bastyr community as a whole is highly anxious when it comes to grades, and that gets to be stressful.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2019

I believe the Bastyr University Naturopathic Medicine program is one of the best Naturopathic schools in the country. The staff and professors are always willing to go above and beyond to assist you and make you feel at ease. The transition to grad school has been rough but definitely worth every obstacle.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2017

The only con I have is compared to a similar program that University of Washington has. When accepted to the UW program, you are automatically accepted into their dietetic internship as well. When you finish Bastyr's Masters program, you still need to be accepted into an internship program which can be incredibly competitive.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2018

I love the location, the network and the passion behind the medicine. The school is also updating many of the facilities, including the medical clinic which I serve in. What could improve is the having a more standard procedure campus wide for techniques and how to address particular events. I love my school, otherwise!
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

After I completed my MSA and applied for a job, all I had to do was tell them I graduated from Bastyr. The level of education spoke for itself. I was hired immediately. When returning to complete my CHM certificate, the core faculty remembered me and welcomed me. It felt like returning home. Even the guys in the bookstore are helpful. You can get all the supplies you need right at school.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2016

The MSN/DPD program at Bastyr is incredible. It approaches health from a holistic perspective, while still having a very rigorous, scientifically based curriculum. The faculty is so supportive, as are my peers. The cost of the program is significant, but I believe that it is absolutely a worthy investment, as graduates are very prepared for a successful career in the field of nutrition and dietetics.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

The program is the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. This is a demanding, and extremely fulfilling program. I had been planning on entering conventional medicine and had taken all of the prerequisite courses and entrance exams. The education and community at Bastyr seemed to be a better fit with my values, and I am very fulfilled here. If you value an holistic approach to medicine, this school is highly recommended.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2017

This program is challenging, but not unreasonably so. I have gotten significant clinical experience in my first year. The campus is amazingly beautiful and offers many activities. It is also very expensive. Financial aid does not always cover the entire expense and I have had to get a weekend job to afford living expenses.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2017

Bastyr University provides us with a rigorous naturopathic medical education. It is very challenging, but I feel competent in my ability and knowledge of the material. Our San Diego campus is brand new, and as yet we do not have amenities offered by other institutions such as an on-campus cafeteria or student housing options.
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