Re: Best college for Naturopathic medicine?
Try doing a search for some of the more prestigious NDs that have been successful in the practice for many years. See what kind of background they have that precedes naturopathy, what kind of research they have done, and what different schools they have used. Look at the professors that teach at Bastyr and SCNM and their credentials as well.
The pre-requisites for the US schools are a bit weightier than the schools abroad. They are also ostentatiously expensive! You are right about the tuiton in OZ, it's reasonable even for international students. I think the biggest difference in the caliber of the education is what you get with your pre-reqs. The knowledge that comes with a pre-med program is beneficial to having a deeper understanding of the physiological reasons why naturopathic medicine works in the way that it does.