Seattle University (SU)

Seattle, WA

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Seattle University

Seattle University

Seattle University Student Essentials

Seattle University Student Essentials
Region: Northwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Size: Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Redhawks
Website: www.seattleu.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $ 34,800
Out-of-State Tuition: $ 34,800
Retention Rate: 87%
Enrollment: 8,817
Year Established: 1891

About SU

A Jesuit education is one that engages the whole human being. Following in this tradition, Seattle University offers academics and student life activities that are intellectually, spiritually, ethically and creatively challenging.

Located in Seattle, Washington, Seattle U grants bachelor’s degrees through its individual schools, which include a school of Arts and Sciences, a school of Business, a School of Science and Engineering and a school of Education. Master’s degrees are also awarded through the school of Theology and Ministry.

In class, students examine ethical principles while challenging their intellect and cultivating compassion and creativity.

This multi-faceted Jesuit approach takes place outside of class as well through student life activities. The campus newspaper and radio station, poetry readings, lectures, film screenings, community service groups and more than 120 cultural, artistic, religious and recreational clubs are some examples of the varied extracurricular options.

Within the city of Seattle itself, students can also find a full range of activities.

Transcripts, an essay, recommendation letters and SAT or ACT scores are some of the materials required for undergraduate admission to Seattle University.

When seeking admission, prospective students may also apply for financial aid.

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SU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 6 Reviews

67% of students gave Seattle University 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2012

Overall Rating

I enjoyed Seattle University a lot. The courses are challanging but so interesting it makes the effort worth it. All professors are very appoarchable and most give you their home phone number with their office number so you can reach them with questions on assignments. The campus is goregous and an amazing atmosphere to study. Days that the sun is out you will see a lot of students outside to study. There are both quiet spots to study and places were groups can gather. The Lemuix Library is incredible with lots of places to study alone or in groups. Of course the university is in Seattle and walking distance to great food, entertainment, and shopping. There are several bus lines that run near by campus, and the lightrail will have a station nearby soon. So you can study, shop, and go out to places to eat or movies within a 15 minute walk or bus ride. A car is good if you plan to go farther afield, but the bus system is very good here as well.


Alumnus - Grad Year 2005

Overall Rating

I believe that Seattle University is a very high quality school. Academics and professors were superb. The campus is beautiful and I always knew that I would be well prepared for the work world. The one thing that I didn't realize was how hard it was going to be. It was a very tough school and it affected my personal life and near the end I was quite burned out. My recommendation would be not to work during the time you are attending school or work part-time. My advisor was always available and knowledgeable in the areas I wanted to specialize in. I would recommend this school for anyone who wants a smaller campus and one that allows for more time with your professors and advisors.


SU Map & Location

Seattle University
900 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122


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Getting Around SU

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10
walk

Transit

Excellent transit. This area has plenty of convenient public transportation.

10/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Seattle, WA

Winter
Dec
46
36
Jan
47
37
Feb
50
37
Spring
Mar
54
39
Apr
59
43
May
64
48
Summer
Jun
70
52
Jul
76
56
Aug
76
57
Fall
Sep
71
53
Oct
60
47
Nov
51
41

SU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 5,065
Freshman Class 903
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 8,817

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 9%
  • African American: 5%
  • Caucasian: 55%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 12%
Latino 9%
African American 5%
Caucasian 55%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 18%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Unknown and Other 12%

Undergraduate 57%
Graduate 43%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%
Women 62%
Men 38%
International 10%
Domestic 90%

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