A.T. Still University (ATSU)

A.T. Still University, also known as ATSU, is the world’s first medical school of osteopathy – a holistic approach to healthcare and medicine that focuses on the role of the musculoskeletal system in the prevention and treatment of diseases. Founded in 1892 by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, ATSU’s main campus is located in Kirksville, Missouri although it maintains branch campuses in various locations in Arizona.

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, ATSU today offers degree programs in the Masters and Doctorate levels as well as a certificate program in Orthodontics. Students are given the choice of completing their degree programs on campus or online. A renowned, multidisciplinary healthcare educator, ATSU’s various schools include the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Arizona School of Health Sciences, the School of Health Management, the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, and the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona.

In terms of admissions, ATSU has a total student population of 3,461 with around 165 students coming from over 17 countries outside the United States. The student to faculty ratio is 8 to 1 which enables students to enjoy a close one-on-one interaction with their professors.

Estimated cost of tuition for freshman students at ATSU is US$38,275 for those taking up traditional campus-based classes. Those enrolled in online courses pay tuition at a rate of US$1,582 per class or a total of US$22,864 for three online classes per quarter.

Financial aid in the form of loans and scholarships are available to help students pay for their cost of tuition and fees.

A leader in comprehensive health care education and research, ATSU is consistently ranked in U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” guide.

References: Wikipedia, The Best Colleges