Bastyr University Graduate Program Reviews

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96%
of students recommend
(4.3 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 105 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU, + 3 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 1,247 (260 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 11% part-time, 89% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $25,455
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

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.
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.
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