Bastyr University

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14500 Juanita Drive NE

Kenmore, WA 98028-4966

Phone: (425) 823-1300
2013-2014 Tuition
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Apr. 15
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Bastyr University is a private institution. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 221, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 51 acres. It utilizes a quarter-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $22,812 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

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 Mission
We educate future leaders in the natural health arts and sciences. Respecting the healing power of nature and recognizing that body, mind and spirit are intrinsically inseparable, we model an integrated approach to education, research and clinical service.

Our Educational Programs
Bastyr University offers a broad range of undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in the natural health sciences, including:

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Master of Science in Acupuncture or Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Acupuncture or Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
Combined Bachelor/Master of Science in Midwifery
Master of Science in Midwifery
Master of Science in Nutrition
Master of Science in Nutrition and Clinical Health Psychology
Bachelor of Science with a Major in Nutrition
Bachelor of Science with a Major in Nutrition and Culinary Arts
Bachelor of Science with a Major in Nutrition and Exercise Science
Bachelor of Science with a Major in Exercise Science and Wellness
Bachelor of Science with a Major in Integrated Human Biology
Bachelor of Science in Herbal Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Health Psychology

Professional and certificate programs: Chinese Herbal Medicine, Holistic Landscape Design, Didactic Program in Dietetics, and Dietetic Internship

Research at Bastyr
Since 1986, Bastyr University has engaged in leading-edge research in CAM (complementary and alternative medicine). The institution was the first naturopathic institution to receive grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), and has continued to receive NIH funding and funding from other public and private sources. Bastyr researchers have conducted a number of projects in collaboration with conventional medical centers.

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.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded N/A
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar quarter
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to Bastyr University, it's important to note the application deadline is April 15. The application fee at Bastyr University is $60.

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Academic Life

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Student Life

Bastyr University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 221, with a gender distribution of 18.1 percent male students and 81.9 percent female students. At this school, 10 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 90 percent of students live off campus.

Total enrollment 1,028
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Collegiate athletic association N/A

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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

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Paying for School

At Bastyr University, 87.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $11,425.

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Tuition and fees $22,812 (2013-14)
Room and board $6,975 (2013-14)
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