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
12:1
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.60 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.60 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,463Undergrads
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 39 responses
Report
  • Dedicated to learning, service, and social justice
    41%
  • Developing growth
    31%
  • Dedicated to learning and service.
    15%
  • #ReIgnitetheMission
    5%
  • Rich white kid
    5%
  • White, upper middle class, religious
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
83%
of students say they don't have Greek life.48 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.78 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Progressive and engaged
    33%
  • Social justice
    33%
  • 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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Seattle University is an outstanding college, holding a high reputation in Washington. Featuring passionate professors, knowledgeable staff, and connected student body, everyone acknowledges college struggles and support each other to reach success. Given the near majority of students are majoring in business or some form of communication, I find them to be quite more open than cut throat colleges specializing in STEM majors. This college is great for getting a solid foundation for college success. If you need a reputable school that will support you to ensure you are on track toward graduating in four years, Seattle University is the college for you.

My only gripe with the school is the cost ($61,000 total), though it is justified given it is a private school.
Attending Seattle University has given me so many opportunities to grow and learn in an active city. As an artist, SeattleU's location is perfect for getting involved in the local art scene, including attending figure drawing classes across the street at Studio Paradiso, going to the monthly Capital Hill Art Walk, and much more. I would recommend this university for students looking for: more than just a college town experience, a more intimate classroom setting with small class sizes, connections to pursue a career in Seattle, or a jumping off point to explore new subjects with the diverse UCOR general education credit courses.