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Western States is a private graduate school in Portland, Oregon. It has a mid-size graduate student body with an enrollment of 1,002 graduate students. Of the 6 graduate programs offered at University of Western States, 3 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at University of Western States are Chiropractor, Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition, and Athletic Training. 11% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.
Address
2900 NE 132nd Ave
Portland, OR 97230
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Masters and Doctoral Programs

Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
1,002
Part-Time Grad Students
114
Research Assistants
Teaching Assistants
Racial Diversity
  • White
    67.7%
  • Multiracial
    8.2%
  • Unknown
    7.6%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    6.4%
  • Asian
    4.7%
  • Hispanic
    2.5%
  • African American
    2.1%
  • Native American
    0.5%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.2%
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Nightlife
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$75,943
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,577
National
$949
Median Home Value
$247,132
National
$184,700
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25 reviews
Not only is UWS an incredible school that focuses on evidence-based practice, but the fact that it is in Portland is the cherry on top. Being from Canada, there is only one chiropractic school option. The fact that UWS prepares its students to be top notch practitioners, and prepares its Canadian students to be able to ace the Canadian boards, it was a no-brainer to come here. The campus is charming and it has a strong community feel. There are ample opportunities to learn different techniques and speak to current professionals in the field, to ensure that the students are getting an up-to-date, quality education, as well as networking opportunities. I cannot be happier with my decision to join a school where you feel supported and valued.
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The education portion is great. You learn everything you need to be a great chiropractor and more. It sets you up very well to move into practice upon graduation and all the professors are great and invested in your learning. However, it often feels like the school is starting to care less about individual education and just trying to make money; class sizes are increasing, too many students are entering clinic at once etc.
At western states you are prepared well for national boards and Canadian boards with the doctor of chiropractic program. Professors teach various ways for skills to help with your journey of becoming the best chiropractic physician that you can. The first 15 months is heavily based in science, which can be grueling but is the foundation to the pathology side of the profession.