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College of Arts and Sciences

Fast Facts, 2016-17


David V. Powers


Largest college at Seattle University
Undergraduate: 2014
Graduate: 428

Class Size

Average: 20 students
Faculty-to-student ratio: 1:14

Faculty (2015-16)

Total faculty: 337
Full-time: 183
Part-time: 154
Tenured/Tenure Track faculty: 124
Endowed Chairs: 3
Faculty exchanges and research grants available

Undergraduate Education

46 undergraduate majors
36 undergraduate minors

Recent National Student Awards

52 Fulbright Scholars
#1 Army ROTC unit in U.S. (2010)
4 Presidential Management Scholars

Core Curriculum

Required of all SU undergraduate students; additional requirements for Arts and Sciences majors

Elective specializations

  • Core Honors, a three-year program by invitation only
  • Faith and Great Ideas

Extracurricular Activities

12 student clubs/ academic societies
Debate Team
Writing Center
Fragments, student literary journal
Model UN
Student Executive Council
Graduate Student Advisory Council

Internships/Independent Study 

  • Dean’s Research Fellowships and other fellowships available for summer and academic year
  • For-credit independent study
  • For-credit, unpaid, and paid internships in community organizations

International Components 

  • Top-ranked university for faculty-led study-abroad courses
  • College-approved study-abroad programs in 25 countries, including Ghana, India, China, and Japan
  • Global Awareness Program concentration for students in any major in any college
  • Financial support for student engagement in international education
  • International student and faculty exchanges
  • International scholars program
  • Annual International Opportunities Fair and Imagining the World: Study Abroad and International Student Photo Competition  

Graduate Education 

MFA in Arts Leadership (MFA)
MA in Criminal Justice (MACJ)
Master of Nonprofit Leadership (MNPL)
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
MA in Psychology (MAP)
Master of Social Work (MSW) 
Master of Sport Administration and Leadership (MSAL)
Crime Analysis Certificate Program
Certificate in Sport Sustainability Leadership 
Certificate in Public Administration
Certificate in Fundraising Leadership

Costs (2016-17)

Undergraduate tuition: $40,500 (plus room and board)
Graduate tuition: $687 - 727 per credit hour

Financial Assistance (2015-16 data)

  • Undergraduate aid 
    • Average award: $ 26,717
    • Students receiving aid from all sources: 86.7%  
  • Graduate aid
    • Average award: $22,285
    • Students receiving aid from all sources: 67.4%

Revised November 2016