Seattle University Facts

Top Rankings

Seattle University has consistently ranked among top universities academically by the Wall Street Journal and Princeton Review, as well for sustainability by Sierra and the Princeton Review. See the full rankings.

Enrollment (Fall quarter 2022)

  • 7,121 students: 4,113 undergraduate students, 2,280 graduate students, and 728 law students
  • 96% of undergraduate students attend full-time
    • 54% live on campus
  • 46% of undergraduate students are from Washington state
  • 50% of all students are from ethnically diverse backgrounds
  • 9% of undergraduate students are international 
  • 19% of graduate students are international

Average Class Size

  • 18 students, all classes taught by faculty
  • Faculty to student ratio: 1 to 11

Academic Programs

Seattle University offers an extensive array of programs: eight colleges and schools offer more than 120 undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs.

Economic Impact

Each year, Seattle University has a regional economic impact approaching $525 million.


Three out of four Seattle University undergraduate students engage in community service, three times the national average. Students, faculty and staff contribute 200,000 hours of service annually.


Seattle University has more than 90,000 alumni in 97 countries. Nearly 70% have remained in Washington - including 62% in the Puget Sound region - contributing to the state economy and talent pool after graduation. The top 5 employers of Seattle University alumni includes:

  • Boeing
  • Microsoft
  • Amazon
  • Seattle University
  • University of Washington

Financial Assistance (Fall 2022)

Undergraduate Student Aid

Undergraduates with aid: 96%
Average aid award per recipient: $36,920

New Freshman Aid (First Time in College)

New freshman with aid: 99.8%
Average aid award per recipient: $39,511

New Transfers and Graduate Aid

New transfers and graduates with aid: 97.2%

Average aid award per recipient: $37,670

Law School Student Aid

Law students with aid: 92.6%
Average aid award per recipient: $53,226

Financial (Fiscal Year 2022)

  • Total Revenues: $231.23 million
  • Total payroll: $122 million