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Seattle University
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  • 4 Year
  • SEATTLE, WA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

At this time, Seattle University plans to resume in-person classes on campus for Fall Quarter 2021. As has been the case since COVID-19 emerged, our plans prioritize the health and safety of all members of our campus community, including visitors. Together, we will move forward with a special emphasis on caring for one another. Click "learn more" for ways to connect virtually with Seattle U. Learn More

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade A minus
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

900 BROADWAY
SEATTLE, WA 98122
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Western Athletic Conference
From Seattle University

Seattle University students make a meaningful impact on the world. They’re future focused, fearlessly exceptional and brimming with passion and purpose. They balance self-reliance with interdependence. Knowledge with spirituality. And bravely question accepted norms to advance our understanding of the world. It’s all rooted in Jesuit education, which goes beyond just acquiring knowledge—it’s what you do with that knowledge that is just as important.

“At a Jesuit university we believe in educating the whole person—body, mind, spirit—so it is about a holistic approach to education,” says Provost Shane P. Martin. “Our curriculum and character stretch far beyond the classroom and into the world that surrounds us.”

It all begins here at Seattle University. That first class. That first student club. That moment when you and your peers look around and realize that in a city so full of culture and history, you are prepared to make a difference.

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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

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
83%
SAT Range
1130-1330
ACT Range
24-30
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$36,843 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$26,710 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
7:1
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. 72 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 72 responses

Majors

Nursing at Seattle University

academic spotlight

The direct-entry Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Seattle University is dedicated to preparing values-based, compassionate nursing professionals who will serve the health care needs of our community, especially the frail, vulnerable and underserved. A student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1 and access to our 20,000 square foot clinical performance lab, students are career-ready upon graduation.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    26%
  • On Campus
    1%
  • Online
    73%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,045 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
199
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 51 responses
  • Dedicated to learning, service, and social justice
    45%
  • Developing growth
    25%
  • Dedicated to learning and service.
    16%
  • #ReIgnitetheMission
    4%
  • Rich white kid
    4%
  • Outgoing
    2%
  • Unintelligent
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
80%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 60 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 90 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 48 responses
  • Social justice
    35%
  • Progressive and engaged
    29%
  • Comfy, but lively
    13%
  • Progressive
    10%
  • Underwhelming
    4%
  • Awful
    2%
  • Innovative
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
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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