Bastyr University Graduate Program Reviews

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96%
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(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

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

This graduate program is a rigorous and science-based one that prepares students for work as naturopathic physicians. All the staff at Bastyr University (from Admissions to Academic Advising, to Financial Aid to the Faculty) has been incredibly helpful and welcoming.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2015

Bastyr University is a natural science based school that has a small population of about 1,000 students and is one of an even smaller community of accredited naturopathic medicine education programs. My education has been one-of-a-kind, which is exactly how I will dedicate my practice as a Registered Dietitian. My dream of practicing medical nutrition therapy has always included Bastyr and I am incredibly thankful to be a part of that community. The drawback from this program is the expense to complete this program. As a graduate program it is highly demanding thus limiting time available for working to support living expenses and tuition costs. I am proud to be a student at Bastyr University in the MSN/DPD program.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2016

pros- small school so it is easy to communicate with teachers. Cons- living expenses in this area are expensive
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2019

Bastyr University has the best Naturopathic Medicine program in the country! They come at learning from all angles and work to give all learning styles something to sink their teeth into. Bastyr is adaptive, responsive and highly receptive to its students wants and needs. If natural health is something you are interested in there is no better place to learn. The community is incredibly engaged and passionate about what they are doing!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2014

Bastyr is the best Naturopathic Medical college in the United States. It has a great program and I feel like the education is a good preparation for my future career as an ND/LAc. Difficulties included being away from my family and finding the time to work, amidst all the studying. I wouldn't change my decision one bit if I were to do it all over again!
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: Amazing professors, small class sizes, relevant material taught and tested upon, clear expectations, incredible education. Cons: expensive for tuition and living.
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