Bastyr University Graduate Program Reviews

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96%
of students recommend
(4.28 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 107 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

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.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2016

Not enough new material learned in the 1st year of the program
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2018

This graduate program prepares you for the up-and-coming field of Naturopathic Medicine. Within this medical philosophy is holism, nature and spirituality, and Bastyr could not be a better place for experiencing just this while studying to be a physician. If you are looking for the easy route, stay clear, but if you are ready for a challenge, matched with a supportive network of students, staff and faculty members then please join us!
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2017

For those who have pushed themselves during their undergraduate studies, the programs at Bastyr are enough of a challenge to make the work fun and straight-forward enough to still have a life outside of school. No other school can compare in the surrounding environment as Bastyr is completely engulfed by a beautiful forest adjacent to a lake. There are many great clubs and campus food services offer local, healthy cuisine. Bastyr is a private school and is not cheap, but you get what you pay for and I have no regrets.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2019

Bastyr has a fantastic faculty, facility and community. However, the costs are steep and few scholarships are available. Still, I feel like the education I received was well worth the expense.
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