Bastyr University


Enrollment: 173.

Student Body: 84% female, 16% male, 35% out-of-state, 4% international (35 countries represented). Asian 5%, African American 2%, Caucasian 61%, Hispanic 3%.

Retention and Graduation:

Faculty: Student/faculty ratio 9:1. 38 full-time faculty, 87% hold PhDs, 21% are members of minority groups, 71% are women.


Degrees: Bachelors, certificate, masters, post-master’s certificate.

Majors with Highest Enrollment: Acupuncture; naturopathic medicine/naturopathy (nd); nutrition sciences.

Special Study Options: Double major, internships, selected tracks within major. Combined degree programs: Naturopathic medicine and acupuncture.

Career services: Career/job search classes, career assessment, internships.


Housing: Coed dorms, wellness housing.


Environment: Town.

Activities: Choral groups, student government. OnCampus Highlights: Vegetarian cafeteria, medicinal herb garden, spacious campus grounds and play-fields, adjacent state park, bookstore.


Freshman Academic Profile: Minimum paper TOEFL 550. Minimum computer TOEFL 213. Minimum web-based TOEFL 79.

Transfer Admission Requirements: College transcript(s), essay or personal statement, minimum college GPA of 2.25 required! Lowest grade transferable C.

General Admission Information: Application fee $60. Notification on a rolling basis, beginning on or about 4/15.


Annual tuition $19,995.

Required Forms and Deadlines: FAFSA, institution’s own financial aid form. Priority financial aid filing date 5/15.

Notification of Awards: Applicants will be notified of awards on a rolling basis beginning 5/15.

Types of Aid: Federal Pell, SEOG, state scholarships/grants, private scholarships, the school’s own gift aid. Direct Subsidized Stafford, Direct Unsubsidized Stafford, Direct PLUS, FFEL Subsidized Stafford, FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford, FFEL PLUS, Federal Perkins.

Student Employment: Federal Work-Study Program available.

Financial Aid Statistics: 75% undergrads receive need-based scholarship or grant aid. 2% undergrads receive non-need-based scholarship or grant aid. 85% undergrads receive need-based self-help aid. 85% undergrads borrow to pay for school. Average cumulative indebtedness $32,500.

Criteria for awarding institutional aid: Academics, alumni affiliation.

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