Bastyr University Graduate Program Reviews

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96%
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(4.3 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 105 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
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Student & Graduate Reviews

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.
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.
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