B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
Seattle University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Western Athletic Conference
Address
901 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

Seattle University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
74%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1070-1290
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$35,627/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $25,958/ year
  • $30-48k
    $26,422/ year
  • $49-75k
    $30,783/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,995/ year
  • $110k+
    $37,298/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.55 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.59 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.59 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,402Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Dedicated to learning, service, and social justice
    42%
  • Developing growth
    32%
  • Dedicated to learning and service.
    16%
  • #ReIgnitetheMission
    5%
  • Rich white kid
    3%
  • White, upper middle class, religious
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
83%
of students say they don't have Greek life.47 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.77 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Progressive and engaged
    34%
  • Social justice
    31%
  • Comfy, but lively
    17%
  • Progressive
    11%
  • Awful
    3%
  • Innovative
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
74%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.35 responses
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I love it. My college is the College of Science and Engineering. Just like everyone that transfers from a community college, I wanted to get into UW. But I am glad that I did not since Seattle University has been great thus far. Just started my second quarter and I already feel at home. Have met a lot of people, and everyone has been so cool. Small classes and one-to-one with your professors. Seattle U is definitely great!
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I have grown and come into my own in ways I never would have expected by coming to Seattle University. In my time here, I've encountered professors who have been essential to my growth as a person and who have expanded my view of the world around me immensely. The school administration itself has some issues with not being diverse and not truly fulfilling its mission of "inclusive excellence," but there are so many staff and students who are working with one another to build a better environment on campus, to create an environment where anyone can learn and thrive. The expense that comes with this school is steep, but I've found that with the help of loans and scholarships, I am better able to appreciate what I am getting for that price.
I absolutely love Seattle University! It has become the stage for so much growth in my life. It is a beautiful campus, loving community, and excellent education. After starting my education at SU, I have become a much more socially and politically aware person and student. It is a smaller school though, so be prepared to know most people on campus if you are a social person. Lastly, I love that there is no Greek life on campus.