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: 3,839
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: ---
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 2% part-time, 98% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $23,542
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Veterinary Science
Graduation Year: 2017

Having a large animal hospital facility would help students so that they would not have to leave campus. Having a teaching hospital (Banfield) to show how to do basic surgeries.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

The optometry program is wonderful! The faculty and staff are all amazing and very supportive. They encourage socializing and bonding among students, which facilitates an open and friendly environment for everyone. There's little to none competition among students and students are very supportive of each other. Interaction among different graduating classes is also encouraged. The program is rigorous and can get very hectic, but is manageable if you budget your time well. Help is always available from professors, other students, or in the form of tutoring. The program is new here so the college is very open-minded in terms of student feedback and improving their curriculum. The building and Patient Care Center is also relatively new, so it features the latest technology in the field. The biggest cons of attending this school is probably the lack of good public transportation and the surrounding area. Southern California's public transportation is pretty much nonexistent. You NEED a car to get around anywhere. Traffic can also be horrendous traveling around. Living expenses can vary.California is one of the more expensive states to live in and if you're out of state, it can show. The local area of the school, however, is relatively inexpensive. With that said, the area isn't very good. It's rather ghetto and there aren't much choices in terms of nightlife, dining, etc. On the plus side, there are plenty of other things to do and see outside of the local area so on those rare occasions when you're not studying, you can venture out and see SoCal.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

There is only two cons for my program and that is that the classes are held at night and that most of the school don't really know what the Masters of Science Health Sciences program is. However, we, the current students in the program, are making our every effort to put the word out. The pros are the great professors we have in the program and the the amount of knowledge they have. Also, the university staff are very helpful when asked from help.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Not the best area but a great school with tremendous students
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

I love Western U., specifically the COMP-NW campus and faculty.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

This University is the epitome of what a caring medical program should be. It represents everything an aspiring health care provider should hope to be.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Veterinary Science
Graduation Year: 2015

Perhaps two of the most outstanding positive qualities of my graduate program are the sheer amount of interaction we have with faculty, staff, and even professionals within the field that are outside of a university setting and the PBL based curriculum. Faculty absolutely bend over backwards to help you seek additional educational or career opportunities, and the PBL style fosters incredible critical thinking and problem solving skills that are proving invaluable. The biggest con to the graduate program is the cost and location. It is an expensive area and tuition is high. The immediate surrounding area is not so wonderful, but a quick 10-15 minute drive can put you in much nicer areas.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physician Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015

Close proximity to train station in Pomona. Faculty are easily accessible. Great student diversity. Numerous health related programs.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Veterinary Science
Graduation Year: 2017

The Pros of attending Western U is the reverence for life philosophy where we do not practice on live animals so no one is harmed during practice. The Cons of Western U is the surrounding areas near campus do lack the diversity and the college town feel.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018

Very friendly, encouraging and knowledgeable teaching and support staff.
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