Bastyr University Graduate Program Reviews

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96%
of students recommend
(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

4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2018

The quality of the education is second to none. The location of the California campus is like paradise and good for studying.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2015

The MSN/DPD program at Bastyr University is both rigorous and rewarding. I'm very glad that I chose this school to get my masters and I would recommend it to anyone seeking a masters in nutrition. The pros are small class sizes, excellent teachers, and a sense of community. The cons are poor public transportation and high tuition.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2017

There are many pros about Bastyr university where I feel that the faculty and staff support the students on every level, there is a level of compassion to teach and build strong connection with each individual. there is a great sense of community in at Bastyr
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

I would recommend this graduate program to anyone with an innate and passionate desire to provide therapy and counseling in the mental health field. Bastyr University utilizes a holistic approach to all of their programs and the Counseling Program is no exception. I feel as though I am learning how to be the best counselor that I can be while learning an integrated approach that addresses mind, body, and spirit as while accounting for biological, psychological, social, and spiritual needs of the client.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2018

The ND graduate program is intense, as medical school should be. The greatest thing about the program, faculty and staff is that they really do have your future success in mind. There is very little diversity however, the ration of men to women is 20% to 80%, and the cost of living is a bit higher than most places, but I think this is due to the costs of living the Bastyr life (organic food, non GMO, green ect).
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of the program are that the students and faculty are supportive. There isn't a lot of academic competitiveness which facilitates us working together to help and support each other. It's a great environment to learn in. The cons are that the curriculum has become more online and that can cause problems because not all of the faculty has learned how to use the online program. I think that one of the major cons is that the quality of the faculty needs to improve and the school needs to hire staff that will stay long term. Having teaching staff that doesn't get a chance to teach for multiple quarters means that they don't get the feedback and opportunity to improve the class for the students.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2016

The Masters of Nutrition/ Dietetics program at Bastyr is competitive and can be an intense workload. Thankfully the faculty, TAs, and other students are very supportive. I am already learning a ton and love the focus on whole foods nutrition. I love the connection with the Bastyr clinic and love being able to get discounted treatments, like acupuncture. There is a huge focus on health and lots of interesting speakers and events that are health focused. I only wish the school had an actual gym, more variety of recreational activities, more diversity, and that we had more time to focus on our lives outside of school.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Bastyr University is one of the leading Naturopathic Universities in the country. It was my number one choice and after five years that decision remains the same. The school has an excellent program in preparing your for the Medical field and the National Board Exams. It is a prestigious four year university that emphasizes the same curriculum as a regular MD school, however we also learn about botanical and physical medicine. The goal is to treat the root cause in any health condition.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2018

Pros: Bastyr University is there to truly teach students so that they carry what they learn throughout their career and lifestyle. It isn't about the grades or competition between students, it's about becoming knowledgeable and helping each other succeed. The staff is great at being supportive during the academic year emotionally, mentally and physically (in-health). The location of the University is in a beautiful serene environment with a reflexology pathway, herb garden and trials to hike and/or bike. The campus housing got rated #1 in our city because they are cheap and very energy efficient modern buildings. The program itself has an integrated program study where each quarter every class is focused on the same body part and therefore you understand it from every perspective and detail. Cons: Tuition is expensive since it is a private university there isn't much funding. There Loans only cover tuition, books, and supplies for all attending years. As a full-time student you have to find ways to cover your living expenses by either working, taking out more loans or getting scholarships.
2.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in English and worked in corporate America for 8 years. After being laid off for the second time, I decided to stop waiting for opportunities to find me and instead, find my passion and create my own career. I decided to pursue a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. I spent two years taking prerequisite courses in Math, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Anatomy and Physiology. I had been told all my life, "You're a words person, a people person. You're no good at math and science." I proved those voices wrong. I even became a Biology TA. I was accepted to the best Naturopathic Medical school in North America. I have worked hard and am excited to be starting my first clinic observation shift this week. I look forward to educating patients and the public about preventative health and wellbeing. Healthcare should not be limited to healing sickness. It should include and concentrate on preventing illness and promoting lifestyle choices and information that help the public lead better quality lives. Every dollar in support of my education will be help me support the health and wellbeing of every person I meet as a future Naturopathic Doctor.
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