Matteo Ricci College
Our Story
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  • Built on the Strength of Jesuit Principles

    Like St. Ignatius, the founder of the Jesuits, we believe that a holistic education relies on personal attention and deep care. Fr. Ricci, S.J., the namesake of the College, was a 16th century Italian scholar in China who worked closely with the local people, learning from the Chinese while simultaneously sharing European ideas.

    Drawing from Ricci’s practices of collaboration and understanding, Matteo Ricci College invites students to join important conversations about the meaning of faith, justice, and life. Learn about the history of Matteo Ricci College.

    Educating the Whole Person

    Drawing from the Jesuit tradition, faculty and staff in Matteo Ricci College work to make each student as successful as possible. While education is about what you know, it is also about who you are, and Matteo Ricci faculty strive to help students grow in both realms. Learn about Matteo Ricci College’s mission.

    High Expectations, High Performance

    Professors set high expectations and students consistently rise to the challenge. The College boasts a 100% acceptance rate into law school, mid 90% placement into medical school, and equally impressive numbers in PhD and Masters programs. Learn more about Matteo Ricci students' accomplishments.

  • Contact Us

    Matteo Ricci College
    Seattle University
    901 12th Avenue
    Seattle, WA 98122
    Phone: 206.296.5405
    Fax: 206.296.5997
    Email: MRC@seattleu.edu

    Bachelor of Arts in Humanities for Leadership
    Elizabeth Layton
    Programs Coordinator
    Phone: 206.296.2666
    Email: laytonel@seattleu.edu 

    Bachelor of Arts in Humanities for Teaching
    Elizabeth Layton
    Programs Coordinator
    Phone: 206.296.2666
    Email: laytonel@seattleu.edu

    Bachelor of Arts in Humanities
    Elizabeth Layton
    Programs Coordinator
    Phone: 206.296.2666
    Email: laytonel@seattleu.edu