Bastyr University Graduate Program Reviews

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96%
of students recommend
(4.29 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 106 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU, + 3 more
  • 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

4.83 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.
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.
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