A Top-Ranked University

Seattle University is ranked among top national universities for its academics, student-centered teaching, service learning and leadership in sustainability. Some of our most notable top rankings are listed below.


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Wall Street Journal

Seattle U was ranked in in Top 15 percent of all universities in the nation and #21 of 122 universities in the West.

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Princeton Review

For 17 years running, Seattle U has been recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation for undergraduate education by the Princeton Review.

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U.S. News Best Colleges

Seattle U was included in the national university category for the first time and tied for #139 among all national universities and tied for #5 in service learning.

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U.S. News Best Graduate Schools

Graduate programs in the Albers School of Business and Economics and the School of Law continue to be among the best such programs nationwide.

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Sierra Cool Schools

Seattle U earned a top 20 spot in Sierra magazine’s “Cool Schools 2019” ranking, which put it in the Top 5 percent of all schools ranked in the U.S. and Canada.

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Fulbright Scholars

Seattle U was among master’s institutions to produce the most 2016-17 U.S. Fulbright students, making it the fifth year in a row, and eighth time, that Seattle U was a “Top Producer” of student or faculty Fulbright awardees.

Rankings and Recognition by Category

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