National University of Health Sciences Graduate Program Reviews

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85%
of students recommend
(3.86 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 27 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CNME
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 682 (116 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 6 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 4% part-time, 96% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $17,869
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2007

I like how NUHS challenged me to expand my base science beyond biology. Much emphasis was given to physiology and anatomy to help me become a stronger doctor. They are selective with who they accept, so classes are highly competitive.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2021

National is a small regional university with a fairly new Naturopathic Medical program and because of that I originally discounted the school. But then I visited the campus. I met with a few professors. I sat in on a class. I toured the campus, the anatomy lab and the clinic...and I was impressed. This is not just some small okie dokie, fly by night operation. The school has a long history teaching natural health care and the community is extremely inviting. Seriously, everyone is super nice and helpful. I'm in the second semester of the pre-req program and just received my acceptance letter for my doctoral degree program which I start in May...and I am so excited!
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2020

This school is by far THE BEST in the country. National prides itself on the rigorous and comprehensive education it provides. As a naturopath, the student learns and practices a vast variety of modalities in addition to the core skeleton of naturopathy, to include aspects of chiropractic, oriental medicine, acupuncture and massage. In fact, it is the only school that provides the ability to dual enrol in two of the aforementioned programs. All of the services offered are student focused without ever having to wait in line. Classroom sizes are incredibly intimate so there is much one-on-one time with instructors (approximately 20 to 30 students). National University also has a Whole Health Clinic on site where students can get an entire year of internship hours working with reputable clinicians with a wide variety of experience as well as receive free services themselves.
1.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2011

I think overall National is not the best choice for a chiropractic education. Also, they are now at risk for losing their accreditation and were put on notice by the Higher Learning Commission. I would advise people to lookup their notice on the HLC website before deciding to come here. I would not want to go into 200k of debt if it's not as legit as it seems. I am really upset with its administration as well seeing that they lied to all the students to try to make it sound like it was no big deal, but it definitely is a big deal!
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2018

I am currently pursuing a degree in Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine and am overall pleased with my experience. The majority of the faculty and staff members are very knowledgeable and passionate about their subjects. The clinic-run primarily by intern students, for students-is a great resource for both affordable healthcare and experience. The housing, though expensive, reflects other housing options in the area, and is located conveniently on the campus. The financial aid office is very helpful with questions and concerns. The only changes I would make are relatively minor: Wi-Fi in the apartments, a cafeteria of sorts (not just vending machines and the bookstore snacks), and increased availability of the learning resource center (open more hours).
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

The administration could use a little more help, but the school is quite small. Most are very helpful, and the curriculum is great.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

The Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Program is accelerated and encompasses integrated medicine (Western and Oriental). As such, it incorporates the Anatomy lab, Western diagnostics and skills as well as Oriental diagnosis and treatment plan strategies. It is intense! Yet, the Professors have considerable experience and expertise. They are very accessible. Moreover, the clinic is integrative; i.e., offering opportunities to work alongside Chiropractors, MD's, Diagnostic Imaging Experts, Naturopaths, and Massage Therapists. I don't know of any other program that offers such a diverse and integrated environment!
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

I love learning about naturopathic medicine. The professors are very knowledgeable and inspire my ability to succeed in this re emerging field. We are trained as primary care physicians although the curriculum is very rigorous. I'm also studying for my Master in Oriental medicine and I'm also very happy with the curriculum and professors. The school is located near the city of Chicago which offers so many exciting things to do if I had free time. Financial aid is not sufficient for the cost of living in the area. My tuition is covered but I struggle with paying for my off campus rent, books, school supplies and food.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

This graduate program had several pros - the first that where the most important and highest on the list in my opinion was the fact that NUHS trains each student to be a primary care physician. What this means is that we are not just chiropractors we are looked at and trained as Doctors of the state of Illinois. Another huge pro of this program was the program offered a bi-degree as well as single degrees, meaning you could get a Doctorate of Chiropractic and a ND as well - Natropathic Doctor, the reason this is a pro is because we got to experience not only medical and chiropractic classes, but also Botantical classes - from the ND side. Another Pro was in a a class which we had 7th trimester I believe (there are 10 Trimesters in the program if you go full time) we had the benefit of working side by side with an ND who was at the same education level as us and what the huge benefit with this was the class was a doctor/patient relationship class and we had to get random live sim patients with made up problems and do our best to diagnose them. Long story short we had DC side and ND side. The biggest CON national faces is that it has so much freaking potential they just need to get a few things situated, BUT the president who just recently took over is basically changing everything around and I am just happy that the future NUHS students will get the benefits that I didn't.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

The program is excellent but communication between the Administration and students needs a lot of improvement!
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