Western University of Health Sciences Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(4.16 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 74 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 3,876
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: ---
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 3% part-time, 97% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $23,371
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Optical/Optometric Assistant
Graduation Year: 2020

Although Western is a newer Optometry school compared to others, it will prepare you to become the best doctor that you can be. The faculty and administration work very hard to keep you on track and are very open to suggestions. They have changed the curriculum based off of our feedback or would even move test days around for you if things get too hectic.
1.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Veterinary Science
Graduation Year: 2018

While the PBL learning process has its benefits, it leaves many gaps in knowledge and in no way justifies the cost. The administration and faculty are often very disorganized and regularly waste our time and money. The only benefit of going to this veterinary school is leaving with a DVM behind your name... oh and 400K in debt. If I could do it over again, I would have reapplied to Davis to save cost and get a more legitimate education.
2.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Veterinary Science
Graduation Year: 2014

WesternU is a very expensive veterinary school that provides an education that is not realistic considering starting salaries. The "self-directed" education leaves MANY gaps in knowledge and makes the tuition expense all the more puzzling. You certainly in no way get what you pay for. Anecdotally, graduates from this veterinary program are far less prepared compared to other veterinary schools.
2.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

The college is small. Class sizes are smaller than other Master programs so it is a good way of interacting with peers and professors. Intimate learning environment. Not a great program since the school is not known for my particular degree.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2011

it was very nice, the campus small-body environment was very good
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2020

I started school here back in August and have loved every second while I have been here. While the classwork is rigorous the environment is inviting to all of the students. I have had no issue with any of the faculty and have actually been able to become close to a few of them. I have never been anywhere else that has made me feel more welcomed than I did when I came here. Not to mention I feel like they are doing an amazing job preparing us for our board exams.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2017

Starting with my interview, the faculty and staff blew me away with how much they seem to love what they do. The faculty do everything they can to help us succeed and are almost always available, even on the weekends! There is so much hands-on learning, from the anatomy lab to patient care skills to Kinesiology, orthopedics, and neurology. In my years at WesternU, I have learned so much and made so many connections with the faculty, staff, and other students that I know will serve me well throughout my career as a Physical Therapist.
4.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2011

Great atmosphere, I enjoyed the all graduate student emphasis. Excellent cadaver lab with very I depth detail of anatomy and neuro- anatomy. Wealth of opportunity to engage in community outreach. Easy access off freeway for students so they do not need to live next to the university.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Veterinary Science
Graduation Year: 2020

Western University of Health Sciences is a wonderful school with a beautiful campus located in Pomona, CA at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains. The workload, similar to most graduate programs, is strenuous but the level of support from professors and class mates makes it very manageable. I am so happy with my decision to attend Western U and look forward to spending the next few years in sunny Pomona!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Veterinary Science
Graduation Year: 2020

The cons of the grad program, like all others, have to do with finances. Paying for school has gotten very difficult and the veterinary program is a 4 year commitment that will lead to thousands in debt. The Pros of this school and program are the teaching methods and supportive faculty. I fell in love with the school during my tour on interview day and cannot wait to begin my journey to a fantastic career.
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