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Life-Changing Education in a World-Changing City

Whole Person Education

Higher-Powered Learning

At Seattle University, we empower you to realize your full potential through an inclusive and holistic educational experience grounded in universal values.

Ready for the World

Meaningful Careers

Our Jesuit education and deep ties to the best companies in Seattle prepare you for success in your career and community—wherever life takes you.

Explore Programs

Seattle University doesn’t just prepare you for a constantly changing world—we help you shape it for the better. Find the programs that ignite your passion and help you make a difference.

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Undergraduate Programs

With 65 undergraduate majors in today’s top fields, you’ll find a program that excites you.

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Graduate Programs

Choose from more than 50 in-person and online graduate programs that advance your career.

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Living Our Values

We’re on a mission to empower you to create a more just, equitable and sustainable world through doing the work you love.

Tanaporn 'Jamie' Sittisawassakul

Tanaporn Sittisawassakul, ’18

“Through experience, I have learned that the Jesuits are really really great at education and especially education of the whole self, critical thinking. Not just mind, but body and spirit.”

Strategic Communications

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Shannon Blott (She/Her), ’24

“Seattle University encourages each student to locate and empower their personal voice. Through experimentation of thought, expression of ideas, and personal reflection, this powerful process can be used by everyone to better those around them and change communities locally and internationally. I encourage everyone to find their courage and seek others in an open minded and curious spirit to inspire change!”


Liliana McClain

Liliana McClain, ’26

“It’s refreshing to feel that my classmates are helpful and encouraging instead of feeling like they are out to get me! It makes me think like there is a kind of ‘no scientist left behind’ culture here. Seattle U's dedication to bringing humanity into science is truly commendable and sets it apart from other colleges. I look forward to the remaining years of my academic journey in this nurturing and inclusive community.”


Jasmine Waland

Jasmine Waland, ’19

“I had never thought about being a researcher, but I immediately said yes [when asked to join a research project]. From this experience, I honored people’s stories, listened to what changes they wanted to see, and then was able to tell those stories in a research paper distributed to food banks across the nation to help make that change. All research should reposition power from the interviewer to the interviewee.”

Sociology and Humanities for Teaching

Clayton Nguyen

Clayton Nguyen, ’23

“Choosing Seattle U has been one of the best decisions I've made. The challenging coursework, dedicated faculty, and supportive community have empowered me to grow both personally and professionally. The computer science program provides ample opportunities for internships, networking, and career development, making it an ideal choice for aspiring computer scientists.”

Computer Science

How we're Different


Economically Diverse University in WA

The New York Times College-Access Index noted that we're the most economically diverse selective university in Washington.


Student-to-Faculty Ratio

Small classes led by talented faculty to foster active learning, an SU hallmark.

The Seattle University Experience

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Seattle: A Global Tech City

Seattle University puts you in the center of one of the country's most dynamic cities: a city at the forefront of scientific, medical, and technological innovation and research.


Destination City For College Students

Seattle is America's most desired destination for college students. —2022 Axios-Generation Lab “Next Cities Index”

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The Splendor of the Pacific Northwest

Mountains and water in every direction, plus plenty of beaches, waterfalls and forests. The stunning beauty of the Pacific Northwest is unmatched and unrivaled. Where will you explore first?