National University of Health Sciences Graduate Program Reviews

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86%
of students recommend
(3.94 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 29 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

4.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Holistic Medicine
Graduation Year: 2019

NUHS has a 110 year history of producing the best primary care chiropractic physicians in the world, But I attended their Naturopathic Medicine program which began at NUHS in 2006. This is a primary care doctorate degree focused on natural medicine. Many of the classes are blended together with the chiropractors, and the curriculum is 70% the same. I did enjoy that aspect, but at times, I felt my learning was held back because classes were catered more towards the DC students. I loved my school however and wouldn't choose a different career if I had to do it again.
4.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 1993

National University of Health Sciences has always looked at it's students as being the fore runners in alternative medicine. By incorporating classroom lecture, hands on lab study and innovative clinic practices, the students leave the program as doctors understanding the importance of wellness and the prevention of diseases to ensure a well balanced life style. With an indepth knowledge of the human body, National graduates are able to think outside the box when treating their patients health needs and help them come to an informed decision on treatment options that in most cases prevents surgery or dangerous drugs. Many of the doctors will successfully return to their home states and practice as primary care physicians specalizing in natural medicine and nutrition. With many doctors choosing to specialize, our country will lose over 133,000 primary care physicians over the next ten years. National helps set the stage for new doctors to help close this gap.
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.
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