Jesuit Education the Seattle Way

We believe the sharpest minds are well-rounded. Educating mind, body and spirit is not multiple choice—it's the Jesuit way. At Seattle University, we dare to become greater than the sum of our parts, to impact locally and shape our global environment.


Seattle University’s location, in the heart of an innovative and inspiring city that is home to some of the biggest tech companies in the world, means opportunities. Graduate student Elison Deungria—also a 2015 SU alumnus—is working on a master’s degree in computer science, gaining skills that appeal to employers while learning from accomplished faculty who are leaders in the field.

Empowering leaders for a just and humane world

The Jesuit tradition of forward thinking has led to innovations in education and industry. Seattle U understood the importance of educating "the whole person" before holistic was a buzzword. It's how we've gotten to where we are and how we'll get you to where you're going. #JesuitEducated

Knowledge Knows No Bounds

Centrally located in a forward-thinking hub of innovation, Seattle University draws top-tier faculty. These accomplished scholars don’t just lead their fields, they revolutionize them—from a Professor of the Year to innovators and influencers in business, science and engineering, law, humanities, liberal arts and more.

Life is Full of Moving Parts

Finish your degree, on your schedule. Seattle University's School of New and Continuing Studies helps busy adults overcome the obstacles that may hinder career and educational progress. We provide the curriculum, flexible learning options, and services that support your lifestyle and educational goals.



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 2017
  • Top Private University in Northwest (The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2016)
  • #8 in the West (U.S. News & World Report: Best Colleges 2017)
  • U.S. News & World Report: Best Graduate Schools 2017
  • Average Class Size: 19 students
  • 7,405: Student Population
    • 4,712 Undergraduate
    • 1,981 Graduate
    • 712 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
  • 75,000 alumni in all 50 states and 85 countries
  • The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges gives SU a green rating of 95. This is the fifth year SU has been featured.

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