A.C.E. Transfer Partner Highlight: Bastyr University

Did you know that A.C.E. Language Institutes have ‘No TOEFL’ agreements with 11 partner institutions for transfer admission? If they are academically admissible, students can complete their English language training at any A.C.E. Language Institute location, then transfer into one of our partner schools without ever needing to take the TOEFL!


One of these A.C.E. transfer partners is Bastyr University, a leader in natural health arts and sciences. Students who complete Level 6 of A.C.E. can transfer into undergraduate or postgraduate programs at Bastyr with no TOEFL required.

Located just north of Seattle, this nonprofit private university is the world’s leading academic center for the advancement and integration of the natural health arts and sciences at the graduate and undergraduate level.

Popular Undergraduate Majors:

Bastyr University offers a broad foundation that prepares students to flourish as successful holistic professionals. Bastyr University is one of only seven accredited naturopathic medical school in the USA.  Popular majors include naturopathic medicine, nutrition, and integrated human biology.  For a complete list of undergraduate majors, please explore Bastyr’s programs.


Graduate Degree Programs: 

For student interested in natural healing and whole-person medicine, Bastyr University offers the Doctor of Nautropathic Medicine Graduate Program. Through in-depth clinical training coupled with Bastyr’s considerable basic sciences curriculum, graduates of this program consistently earn top scores on the Nautropathic Licensing Examinations (NPLEX).

For students interested in a more conventional route, Bastyr’s Master of Science in Nutrition allows students a solid overview of nutritional science, theory and research through a combination of holistic perspective with lab work. The primary purpose of this degree is preparation for advanced doctoral studies in nutrition or other health care-related fields. Learn more about how Bastyr Graduates are creatively applying their nutrition degrees.


A Research University:

Bastyr University was the first school of naturopathic medicine to receive a grant from the National institutes of Health (NIH). Subsequent NIH grants include:
• $3.1 million for breast cancer research awarded jointly with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
• $4.52 million to study the healing powers of Asian medicinal mushrooms on breast and prostate cancer, in partnership with the University of Washington

Focusing on Integrative Oncology Research, Bastyr University is on the front lines of complementary and alternative medicine research. Learn more about research studies done at Bastyr.


Campus Life:

Throughout the campus experience, Bastyr emphasizes health and a connection with the environment. Nutritious whole foods are available daily to students in the award-winning Bastyr dining commons, which uses fresh herbs and vegetables grown in the Bastyr Medicinal Herb Garden. The Dining Commons features a fully stocked salad bar option, creative hot meals and fresh-baked goods.

Bastyr’s Student Village, an alternative answer to traditional student dorms, features cottage-style apartments designed to encourage student interaction. They include free wireless internet, free utilities, free laundry machines and furnished single suite rooms.

For information on how to apply for conditional admission to Bastyr University, please visit their international student page. For inquiries about how to apply to A.C.E., please email enroll@cultural.org.


Images courtesy of bastyr.edu.

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