Bastyr University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.26 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 104 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

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

Bastyr University is what I was looking for and expected. It is not only a school to receive high quality education , but a nice and wonderful place to live. The faculties challenge the students and try hard to educate them . I am sure that Bastyr University will gave me the opportunity to gather adequate knowledge about nutrition and dietetics, and will provide me with an overview of the work carried out by a registered dietitian
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Even though being a dual-degree (Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine & Masters of Acupuncuter & Oriental Medicine) candidate is grueling, I thoroughly enjoy the challenge and intensity of the curriculum. Professors and supervising physicians are extremely knowledgeable, experienced, and willing to teach. And even though clinical experience is limited as a student, having the Bastyr Clinic is an immense benefit. Cons: Having said that, the dual-track program can take a toll on the body, mind, and spirit, and self-care is not to be looked upon lightly. Some changes at the university have been difficult to accept and be accustomed to them, but such is all politics.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2018

A very intensive medical school that focuses on Naturopathic methods. We explore all types of healing ranging from the mind to the body to the spirit and pull it all together to create optimal health. Pros - The professors are available and excited about our learning. It's very thorough in the training. Cons - expensive, but it's medical school so that's to be expected. The CA campus is very small since we've only been here for 3 years, but we are growing rapidly.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2016

The professors and faculty in the nutrition department are extremely helpful and friendly. You can immediately tell that they truly care and want to help you succeed. Academically, Bastyr is challenging and provides excellent education. The professors do not impose personal beliefs or opinions, but rather relay pertinent information that allows us (the students) to think critically for ourselves.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

I just completed my first quarter in the weekend Master of Arts in Counseling Program. The professors are incredible, environment is amazing, and the people are wonderful. I am in love with Bastyr and this program is so unique there is nothing else like it. The cohort system allows you to bond with your fellow classmates and you feel as though you have a cushion of support always. The dynamic and topics covered are so diverse and current- the programs focus in holistic care is so unique and is what I believe to be the future of mental health care. Not only will you learn concepts here, but you will be given the opportunity to apply them. It is my second quarter and we are already beginning to practice micro-skills with a real volunteer client. I am impressed by this school all around so far and would recommend it to anyone looking for s well rounded, holistic mental health care focus within an intimate setting. The only cons are the lack of diversity, it is a dominantly female population, and the cost of tuition is pretty high. But you get what you pay for and Bastyr is well worth it!
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

Research of the core faculty and staff shows they are some of the most knowledgeable and talented doctors internationally. Many of them are fine teachers as well. The western science courses offered to this program leave much to be desired, however. The campus is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen yet the course work is so demanding, I nearly never get to enjoy my surroundings other than from my dorm window.
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