Whole Person Education

Realize your full potential through a comprehensive, personalized education built on academic rigor and experiential learning.

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Inclusive and Holistic Academic Excellence  

Our commitment to educating the whole person ensures you graduate Seattle University with the critical thinking, problem-solving, communication and analytical skills needed to excel in your life’s work. You develop these skills in the small classes directly taught by faculty who care about your growth and view you as future leaders. These skills are fine-tuned through real-world experiential learning in the form of internships, research projects, community-engaged learning, and study abroad opportunities.  

We’re consistently focused on helping you develop every facet of who you are. This whole-person Jesuit-based approach nourishes the mind, body and spirit. It also helps you become a well-rounded individual who is socially responsible, ethically grounded and globally aware so you can thrive wherever you go.

Foundational Aspects of a Seattle University Education

Our Undergraduate University Core Curriculum

At the heart of your Seattle University education is a thoughtfully designed, integrated curriculum created to give you the technical expertise and discernment to excel at your chosen career.

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A Uniquely Formative Experience

A Jesuit Education leads to deeper learning that prepares you with the skills and leadership to excel in your chosen profession, and the meaning to lead a purposeful life. It’s also the gateway to a network of millions of Jesuit-educated alumni across the world.

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A Community of Graduate Student Leaders

Enhance your professional and leadership skills in a global community that prepares you to make a difference and excel in your career.

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55 Acres in the Heart of Seattle

Nestled in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, our campus is a green haven within the vibrancy of the city.


Undergraduate, Graduate and Certificate Programs

Change the course of your life by expanding both your worldview and career prospects with nearly 150 options.


Average Class Size

Personalized learning, all courses faculty-taught.


Student-to-Faculty Ratio

Small classes led by talented faculty to foster active learning, an SU hallmark.


Success Rate

Most Redhawks are employed or in grad school within 6 months of graduation.

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2,800 Students and 50k Hours of Service

SU provided an annual average of more than 50k hours of service to local communities and engaged more than 2,800 students in the community-engaged learning process.

Get in Touch

We’re here to help. For general information, contact Seattle University at: 

901 12th Avenue
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122