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 the Top 16 percent of all universities in the nation and #23 in the West region.

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Princeton Review

For 18 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 University moved up in U.S. News and World Report’s “best national Universities” and “best value” rankings in its 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings.

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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 continued its run of top rankings for sustainability by once again being named a Sierra Cool School for 2020, earning a spot in Sierra magazine’s Top 20.

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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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