About Seattle University
Founded in 1891, Seattle University is the largest and among the most diverse independent universities in the Northwest. Inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition and the Jesuit ethos, Seattle University educates leaders for a just and humane world. Consistently ranked among the top 10 master’s-granting institutions in the West, SU prides itself on academic rigor.
An SU education, at its best, connects excellence in the classroom with the betterment of others and encourages students to place themselves at the service of those in need. The university offers an extensive array of programs in eight schools and colleges: Arts and Sciences, Science and Engineering, Nursing, Education, Theology and Ministry, Law, Business and Economics, and the Matteo Ricci College. There are 59 undergraduate majors, 31 graduate programs and 27 certificate programs. A low faculty-to-student ratio fosters individual attention and mentorship.
Situated on 48 acres in Seattle’s First Hill and Capitol Hill neighborhoods, Seattle University is a haven of natural beauty, perfectly suited to quiet contemplation and discerning one’s purpose in life, yet only footsteps away from the city’s vibrant downtown core. Faculty, staff and students engage the world by connecting to the global city it calls home and benefits from an international community at its doorstep. The community is encouraged to explore the university’s founding Jesuit-Catholic ideals and to partake in ecumenical and multicultural dialogue.
In the past 10 years, applications to the university have increased two-fold; enrollment has increased by 30 percent; and the university’s endowment has more than doubled. Seattle University’s learning community remains tight-knit and its Jesuit-Catholic commitment to service and social justice is strengthening all the time.
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