Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education Rank Seattle U in Top 16 Percent of All Universities

Seattle University was ranked in the top 16 percent of universities nationally, placing #121 of 797 institutions, in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking 2021. The university ranked #23 of colleges and universities in the West region.


18th Year in a Row: The Princeton Review Best Colleges 2021

The Princeton Review The 386 Best Colleges 2021

The Princeton Review continues to recognize Seattle University as one of the best colleges in the nation for undergraduate education, according to its Best 386 Colleges 2021. The latest edition of the guide marks the 18th consecutive year that Seattle U has been featured. View Seattle U’s detailed profile for prospective students in the online version of the guide.

Several Top Programs in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2021”

US News and World Report Best Colleges National Universities 2021

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. The university advanced 15 spots to #124 out of the nearly 400 universities. Seattle U moved up five spots to #80 in the nation in the publication’s “best value” category. U.S. News also recognized the university in several specialty rankings:

  • #16 in the nation for service learning
  • #14 undergraduate business analytics program
  • #21 undergraduate finance program
  • #31 undergraduate accounting program
  • #33 engineering program among non-doctoral departments

Several Top 30 Programs in U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate Schools 2020”

Best Grad Schools U.S. News and World Report 2020

Graduate programs in business and law continue to be among the best such programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools 2020” ranking. Three Albers School of Business and Economics programs are included in the rankings:

  • The Executive MBA program is ranked #17 in the nation and is the top-ranked EMBA program in the Northwest and fourth highest on the West Coast.
  • The accounting program is ranked #24 in the nation and #2 in the Northwest.
  • The finance program is ranked #28 in the nation and #2 in the Northwest.

The three highly-ranked School of Law programs are:

College Factual 2022: Seattle U is in the Top 15% of schools nationally

College Factual’s 2022 rankings place Seattle U in the Top 5 of all Washington schools and in the Top 15 percent nationally. Among Seattle U's academic programs, College Factual ranked many in the top 15% or better nationally, including:

  • Undergraduate programs in public administration, nursing, social work, marketing, computer and information sciences, accounting, biochemistry and business administration.
  • Graduate programs in education, special education, criminal justice, clinical counseling and business management and marketing.

Seattle U is a “Best and Most Interesting” School in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2022 edition

Featured in 2022 Fiske Guide to Colleges

Seattle University is again featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges. The selective guide highlights the “best and most interesting schools” in the U.S. "Jesuit tradition guarantees a nurturing environment and student growth both academically and in community service."


Seattle U is a College of Distinction

2021-2022 College of Distinction

Seattle University is recognized by the 2021-22 Colleges of Distinction for its commitment to engaged, experiential education. Colleges of Distinction universities distinguish themselves through their dedicated focus on the undergraduate experience. Seattle U has excelled at having students graduate and enter the workforce with solid, well-developed critical thinking skills as well as the ability to adapt in an ever-changing society. Seattle U also received specialized recognition for its Business, Education, Engineering, Nursing academic programs and for its work in career development, equity and inclusion and support for veterans.

Seattle U is on the Transfer Student Program Honor Roll

Phi Theta Kappa Seal Transfer Honor Roll 2018

The national honor society Phi Theta Kappa has recognized Seattle University among four-year institutions for its work to attract and support community college transfer students. Seattle U was the only university in the Pacific Northwest and one of only two on the West Coast to be included in the 2018 “Transfer Honor Roll.”

Seattle U is a Military Friendly® University

Military Friendly 2017

Victory Media has recognized Seattle University as a Military Friendly® School in its 2018-19 listing of colleges and universities nationwide. The designation is reserved for higher education institutions that exhibit leading practices in recruiting and supporting post-military students.

Renowned Sport Business Graduate Program

SportBusiness International ranks Seattle University’s master in sport business leadership program, in the Albers School of Business and Economics, in the Top 40 for the U.S. in 2017.