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

4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2016

Bastyr is certainly not the most affordable nutrition program in the country, but it is one of the only programs that is rooted in both hard science and natural, holistic ideology. The professors are proven thought leaders in the scientific community and bring a wealth of knowledge to their students. The campus is beautifully situated within St. Edwards State Park, making for lovely between-class hiking/running breaks. Also, you can't go wrong with breakfast or lunch from the Bastyr cafeteria!
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: The level of commitment exhibited by the professors at Bastyr truly made the educational experience memorable and inspirational. Additionally, unlike most medical and health programs, students at Bastyr are exposed to natural, complementary, and alternative methods of treatment for a variety of disease states and conditions. A focus on whole foods nutrition, complemented by the campus herb garden and organic cafeteria embodied health and nourishment, from the inside out. Lastly, students gain valuable clinical experience working directly and independently with patients at Bastyr's teaching clinic, the Bastyr Center for Natural Health. Cons: The workload and environment can lead to high-stress lifestyles and unhealthy behaviors, despite being a school focused on health. As expected with any graduate program, the time commitment is demanding and requires an expected level of commitment and perseverance.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2016

Bastyr offers personalized attention, small class sizes, and is very student centered. As a university centered in health sciences there are a good amount of events and activities focused around health. The professors tend to be on top of their research, and many are making their own, and have genuine interest in their students success. The courses are rigorous but we learn an incredible amount and our graduates tend to know more than peers in the workforce. I wish that the school offered more diversity (in terms of student population as well as activities and classes offered), affordability, and better transportation.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2016

The Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs program at Bastyr University is one of the best in the country. Not only is it one of the very few accredited acupuncture masters programs, it is host to both state wide and national leaders in the ever growing acupuncture discipline. Bastyr University offers other graduate and doctoral programs in alternative medicine such as naturopathy, nutrition, and bioscience. In result, the school offers a rich fabric of healers all coming from different angles but with the same end goal of helping the health of the national and international community.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2017

I love Bastyr. Our education in the field of Naturopathic Medicine is second to none. The only con is the expense of the education.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2018

Bastyr is a great school for Natural Health and Wellness programs. The coursework is rigorous, and the professors are well educated and skilled teachers. The California campus is still new and developing and could use more facilities to support the students' growth, accessibility.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2018

It is unique program with integrated health approach with excellent combination of bio medical sciences.In addition, there are lot cutting age therapies that might be helpful for the patients that are not offered in the conventional medicine. However, ND's are not as recognized as MD's even though we have same amount of work load and go through rigorous training for being PCP , and only 18 states are licensed.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2018

The overall academic rigor of the program can be intense, but that being said it is medical school. This is a degree in Nautropathic medicine and the course load is similar to that of an M.D. program. The faculty are caring and very knowledgeable in their specific fields of study. The campus is set in a beautiful state park. The cafe has lots of organic and vegetarian food menu items. The students are typically friendly and outgoing. The cons are that it is a smaller campus and with that sometimes things don't run as smoothly as in a larger campus such as with administration issues.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2018

Bastyr University's doctorate program in Naturopathic Medicine is of the best quality. The directors of the program hold the students and faculty to a very high standard in order to produce the most qualified Physicians. Furthermore, because class sizes are small and intimate, faculty at Bastyr University are able to give students their full attention and encourage the academic growth as well as personal growth in each student. One of the areas which this University could develop further is in its campus life, such as on campus housing and alternative transportation options for students. The students are also working with faculty to acquire on campus exercise machines to support healthy living and stress reduction.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2018

I am a Naturopathic Medical Student, and it is an amazing program. I have never seen a school work so hard to support its students and help them to succeed. There are daycare facilities, on campus clinic shifts and counseling appointments available if you need them for $15 a visit, free tutoring, and all of the professors have tutorial hours during the week so you can get help directly from the instructor. It is a vigorous, challenging environment, but I have been able to keep my head above water. They really help you to understand the medicine, the history behind it, and what its foundations are. I would recommend this program to anyone looking for a career in Naturopathy.
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