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With an emphasis on rigorous, engaging courses, we develop students into global-minded citizens with the skills, know-how and daring to tackle any challenge. Our education is based in theory and real-life application so our students graduate ready for their careers and unfazed by the transition.

More than a school of thought— a school of action

By educating the whole person, our curriculum challenges students to do more than find answers, encouraging them to think critically and work for social justice. SU’s rigorous, engaging courses empower students to pursue their passions to ignite change in their careers and communities.


We were open to others before acceptance was accepted. And we believed in networking before it became social. It’s in our Jesuit DNA and it's kept us moving since 1891, when our forward-thinking and holistic education arrived on Capitol Hill—in the heart of one of the most cutting-edge cities in the U.S.

The Facts

  • Among The Princeton Review’s Best Colleges 2018
  • Top Private University in Northwest (The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2018)
  • #7 in the West (U.S. News & World Report: Best Colleges 2018)
  • U.S. News & World Report: Best Graduate Schools 2017
  • Average Class Size: 19 students
  • 7,481: Student Population
    • 4,780 Undergraduate
    • 2,035 Graduate
    • 666 School of Law
  • 9 colleges and schools, more than 60 undergraduate programs, 31 graduate programs, three doctoral programs and more than 30 certificate programs
  • Four out of five students do community service work—nearly 3x the national average
  • 77,000 alumni in all 50 states and 85 countries
  • Seattle U has been recognized for seven consecutive years in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 361 Green Colleges.

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