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Estd 1977Established Year

South Baylo University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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South Baylo University is a nonprofit, public-benefit, free-standing institute located in Anaheim, California, United States. Established in 1977 as a post-secondary education institution, the university is one of the largest and most esteemed Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine schools in the USA.

The university offers Masters and Doctoral level degrees in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

The school has two campuses – the main one, at Anaheim and the other in Los Angeles. SBU is home to about 410 students from all over the globe. The Master’s program has an enrollment of 211 and the doctoral program enrollment is 199.

South Baylo University Student Enrollment


University TypePrivate
Campus SettingUrban
Year of Establishment1977
Total Enrollment410
Program levels offeredMasters and Doctoral
Number of campuses2

South Baylo University Programs, Campus and Residence


South Baylo University is one of the top acupuncture schools in the whole of the United States.

At present, the school offers 2 programs – a Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MSAOM) in 3 languages – English, Chinese and Korean and a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) program in Korean and English.

These programs have been approved and accredited by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) and the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM).


South Baylo University has two campuses- 

  • The Main Campus in Anaheim, South California 
  • Los Angeles Campus, California. 

The Anaheim Main Campus houses a modern three-story 36,000 square foot professional building which includes nine classrooms, library, medical clinic, intern lounge, cafeteria with book store, computer laboratory, anatomy laboratory, faculty and student lounge, and administrative offices. 

The Los Angeles Campus is located in a 38,000 square foot, two-story building with six classrooms, one auditorium, library, computer laboratory, student and faculty lounge, cafeteria, bookstore, intern lounge, and medical clinic.


South Baylo University does not offer on-campus housing to its students. However, the Student Services Office provides every kind of help to the students in finding apartments near campus. Students can look for student housing near the campus which includes rented or shared apartments, homestays, etc. The accommodation cost in Southern California ranges between 500 USD to 2,000 USD for a month.

South Baylo University Admission Process

Application – SBU Paper Application

Application Fee – 100 USD

Admission Requirements:

  • Completed application form
  • Payment of non-refundable application fee 
  • Non-refundable mailing fee of 100 USD for the I-20 form
  • Foreign Transcript Evaluation fee of 200 USD if applicable
  • Academic transcripts
  • Affidavit of Financial Support
  • Proof of English proficiency
ExamMinimum Score
TOEFL- iBTa total score of 80 with at least a score of 26 in speaking
IELTSOverall band of at least 6.5 and a speaking band of at least 8.0
  • I-20 Request Form
  • Copy of Passport

Cost of Attendance

The table below shows the estimated cost of attendance at South Baylo University per academic year.

ExpensesCost for MSAOM (in USD)Cost for DAOM (in USD)
Tuition, Fees, and Internship fees (12 units)4,7016,165
Books and Supplies375180
Room and Board10,9809,000
Personal/ Miscellaneous2,8171,800
Total Amount19,95317,595

Scholarships and Financial Aid

South Baylo University offers several scholarships to students every quarter based on 

  1. Completion of at least two quarters of full-time study at SBU
  2. Earned a CGPA of 3.75 or higher
  3. Involved in activities or services at the university and in the AOM profession
  4. Demonstrate a genuine need for financial assistance

5 kinds of scholarships are available in each quarter and a student is eligible to receive a maximum of 3 scholarships at a time. 

  • The President's Scholarship Award – This is awarded to students with outstanding academic as well as all-round participation in all university activities. The amount for this award is decided by the President.
  • Founder Scholarship Award - This is awarded to students with outstanding academic as well as all-round participation in all university activities. The amount for this award is decided by the founder of the university.
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship Award – This is awarded to students who have completed at least 2 quarters at SBU and must have a CGPA of at least 3.75 on a scale of 4 and must have 12 units in the concerned award quarter. This award can reach up to 500 USD each quarter.
  • Clinic Excellence Scholarship Award – This is for full time students who are eligible to enter the Observation Phase of Clinic Internship and must be enrolled in 120 or more internship hours. This scholarship is awarded up to a limit of 400 USD each quarter.
  • Student Services Scholarship Award – This is awarded to students who give excellent student services to SBU and have completed at least 2 quarters of study. The maximum award amount for each quarter is 300 USD.

Work while you study

Students who choose to work on campus at South Baylo University, are required to sign up for on-campus employment with the International Student Advisor (ISA) and for this, they must get 2 letters of recommendation from the ISA and the Human Resources department and they must also be able to present, form I-20 and I-94 and their passports.

Students arriving on campus on an F-1 student visa, are not permitted to work off-campus unless they have the proper authorization to do so.

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South Baylo University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population829
FAFSA Code025973
Application Cost$100
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Program Wise Accreditations
Medicine ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine


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1126 North Brookhurst Street, Anaheim, CA 92801


Book Store

Sa-Rang Book Store0.22 Km
Living Stream Ministry0.95 Km
Dollar Book Fair2.9 Km
FYE3.19 Km
Barnes & Noble3.41 Km
Half Off Books Records Films4.08 Km
Pop Comics4.26 Km
Law Offices of Howard Choi, PC4.34 Km
Textbook Max - Fullerton4.55 Km
Fullerton College Bookstore4.71 Km
Jarir Book Store5.22 Km
My D Pins & Collectibles5.46 Km
Earmark Adult Books5.79 Km
Mr Book's Club5.95 Km
Booktown USA6.04 Km
Firefighters Bookstore6.07 Km
Libreria La Guadalupana6.5 Km
Libros Selectos Y Articulos6.5 Km
Cypress College Bookstore6.58 Km
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Cancer Treatment Center1.52 Km
CVS Pharmacy2.41 Km
Medical Arts Rexall Pharmacy2.43 Km
Shirley N. Hang, PharmD3.12 Km
Guardian Pharmacy of Anaheim4.2 Km
Shannon Lew, Pharm4.24 Km
Life Care Pharmacy5.41 Km
Sav-On Pharmacy6.77 Km
Kaiser Permanente6.81 Km
La Palma Towers Pharmacy7.36 Km
Walmart Pharmacy7.43 Km
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Anaheim Medical Group Health Center1.52 Km
Kaiser Permanente Euclid Medical Offices1.64 Km
Reproductive Health Care Center1.85 Km
AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical Center2.25 Km
Orange County Primary Care Medical Center2.27 Km
Planned Parenthood - Anaheim Health Center4.03 Km
West Anaheim Medical Center4.18 Km
West Anaheim Extended Care4.32 Km
420 Physcians4.88 Km
Saint Jude Medical Center Cd5.71 Km
Fresenius Medical Care at St Jude Medical Cnter Apheresis5.88 Km
St. Jude Medical Center :Diabetes Life Center5.89 Km
Healthpointe6.14 Km
Kaiser Permanente La Palma Medical Offices6.8 Km
Kaiser Permanente Garden Grove Medical Offices7.09 Km
La Palma Intercommunity Hospital7.36 Km
Central City Community Health Center7.48 Km
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Shopping Mall

Anaheim Crossing1.6 Km
Anaheim Plaza2.19 Km
Buena Park Downtown2.84 Km
Buena Park Place2.85 Km
Amerige Heights Town Center3.45 Km
Fullerton Town Center3.5 Km
Ball and Euclid Plaza3.57 Km
The Source OC3.71 Km
Anaheim West Shopping Center4.36 Km
Indoor Swap Meet of Stanton5.25 Km
Beanies Tattoo Supply & Airbrush Design Studio5.26 Km
Le Bat en Rouge5.41 Km
Sunglass Hut5.59 Km
1955 sunnycrest drive, fullerton ca5.63 Km
Anaheim Marketplace6.51 Km
Anaheim GardenWalk6.55 Km
Anaheim Town Square6.77 Km
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts7.09 Km
Morningside Plaza7.13 Km
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Portillo's Hot Dogs2.62 Km
The HoneyBaked Ham Co.2.7 Km
Buffalo Wild Wings2.82 Km
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament3.55 Km
Pirates Dinner Adventure3.62 Km
Sonic Drive-In3.83 Km
The Old Spaghetti Factory3.96 Km
Panda Express4.01 Km
Matador Cantina4.04 Km
Anaheim White House5.24 Km
ESPN Zone5.32 Km
Tortilla Jo's5.41 Km
IHOP5.96 Km
House of Blues Anaheim6.32 Km
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.6.59 Km
Roy's Restaurant6.6 Km
P.F. Chang's6.64 Km
The Cheesecake Factory6.68 Km
Morton's The Steakhouse6.68 Km
Ruth's Chris Steak House6.92 Km
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A2 Global Shipping2.75 Km
South Coast Helicopters3.33 Km
Hughes-Fullerton Heliport3.4 Km
Travel Saver and Immigration5.12 Km
Brian Chuchua Jeep Heliport7.21 Km
Helipad7.42 Km
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Train Station

Fullerton Station4.03 Km
Buena Park Station4.13 Km
Tomorowland Station5.63 Km

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