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Movin’ on Up in College Rankings

Posted by The Seattle University Alumni Association on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 8:22 AM PST

Logos from national college ranking organizations

Annually, college rankings are released to provide students and their families information to help them choose where to study. Rankings are designed to answer questions that matter most to students and their families. So, how does Seattle U rank amongst schools in the country?

Seattle University has climbed in the rankings due to academics, career outcomes, service learning and sustainability.

In the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Ed college rankings, Seattle U placed in the top 15 percent of the 801 schools measured and #21 of 122 in Western region universities.

U.S. News and World Report included Seattle U in the national university category for the first time after being ranked consistently in the Top 10 in the West. With the new ranking, Seattle U is tied for #139 among all national universities. 

College Factual’s 2020 Best Colleges ranking places Seattle University in the top 15 percent of colleges nationwide.

In addition to moving up in rankings, Seattle U for the 17th year is listed in the Princeton Review Best 385 Colleges 2020 guide as one of the best colleges in the U.S. for undergraduate education.

Seattle U is also being recognized for its sustainability education and practices. In the most prestigious college rankings by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (ASHE) 2019 Sustainable Campus Index, Seattle U was ranked #2 nationally among universities for its sustainability curriculum in and #4 nationally as an overall top performer among master’s institutions.

SU was recently named a national leader, ranking #13 out of 282 schools when it comes to sustainability according to “Cool Schools in 2019” by Sierra Magazine.

The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges: 2019 Edition ranked Seattle University #21 in the nation on it list of environmentally responsible colleges.