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Bastyr University is a private institution. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 216, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 51 acres. It utilizes a quarter-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $21,000 (2011-12).
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Bastyr University is a nonprofit, private university offering both graduate and undergraduate degrees, with a multidisciplinary curriculum in the natural health arts and sciences. The university is recognized globally for its rigorous curriculum and strong research focus. Bastyr's international faculty teaches the natural health sciences with an emphasis on integrating mind, body, spirit and nature. A pioneer in natural medicine since its inception, Bastyr continues to be in the forefront of developing the model for 21st-century medicine.
Our Educational Programs
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
Professional and certificate programs: Chinese Herbal Medicine, Holistic Landscape Design, Didactic Program in Dietetics, and Dietetic Internship
Research at Bastyr
Current and past research studies have focused on complementary therapies for the treatment of diseases, including cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and ADD/ADHD, as well as a collaborative study with University of Washington on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) care at the end of life.
Community Health Care
The University's LEED-certified teaching clinic, Bastyr Center for Natural Health, is the largest natural medicine health clinic in the Northwest, with approximately 35,000 patient visits annually.
Bastyr Center provides both clinical services and student training. Advanced Bastyr students work together treating patients under the supervision of experienced faculty in Bastyr's Team Care model. The center also operates external ND and AOM training programs at a number of offsite community clinics, which broadens students' clinical experiences while offering natural health care to underserved populations throughout the greater Seattle area.
Clinical services include: naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, nutrition counseling, homeopathy, physical medicine and counseling. The center's natural medicine dispensaries provide both Chinese herbal medicine and natural medicine products, offering wide selections of quality-controlled herbs, supplements, medicines and unique natural gifts.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Bastyr University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Bastyr University is $60.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
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Bastyr University has 77.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Bastyr University include: Herbalism/Herbalist; Culinary Science/Culinology; Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General; and Dietetics/Dietitian.
Bastyr University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 216, with a gender distribution of 16.7 percent male students and 83.3 percent female students. At this school, 8.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 92.0 percent of students live off campus.
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Campus Info & Services
Bastyr University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, day care, health service, and health insurance. Bastyr University also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Bastyr University, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Bastyr University.
|Students who have cars on campus||80%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Bastyr University, 87.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $9,521.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$21,000 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data