Fast Facts, 2017-18

Dean

David V. Powers

Enrollment (2016-17)

Largest college at Seattle University
Undergraduate: 1965
Graduate: 429

Class Size

Undergraduate average 13 students
Graduate average: 15 students
Faculty-to-student ratio: 1:14

Faculty (2016-17)

Total faculty: 344
Full-time: 187
Part-time: 157
Tenured/Tenure Track faculty: 121
Endowed Chairs: 3
Faculty exchanges and research grants available

Undergraduate Education

49 undergraduate majors
34 undergraduate minors

Recent National Student Awards

  • 2016-17
    • 2 Fulbright Awards (plus 1 alternate and 2 semi-finalists)
    • 1 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
    • 1 Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship
  • Total Arts & Sciences
    • 43 Fulbright Awards
    • 13 Fulbright Awards: alternates and semi-finalists
    • 4 Presidential Management Scholars

Core Curriculum

Required of all SU undergraduate students; additional requirements for Arts and Sciences majors

Elective specializations

  • Three Honors Programs
    • Intellectual Traditions
    • Society, Policy & Citizenship
    • Innovations Track
  • Faith and Great Ideas

Extracurricular Activities

  • 12 student clubs/ academic societies
  • Debate Team
  • Writing Center
  • Fragments, student literary journal
  • Seattle University Undergraduate Research Journal (SUURJ)
  • Model UN
  • Student Executive Council
  • Graduate Student Advisory Council

Internships/Independent Study 

  • Dean’s Research Fellowships and other fellowships available for summer and academic year
  • For-credit independent study
  • For-credit, unpaid, and paid internships in community organizations

International Components 

  • Top-ranked university for faculty-led study-abroad courses
  • College-approved study-abroad programs in 25 countries, including Ghana, India, China, and Japan
  • Global Awareness Program concentration for students in any major in any college
  • Financial support for student engagement in international education
  • International student and faculty exchanges
  • International scholars program
  • Annual International Opportunities Fair
  • Imagining the World: Study Abroad and International Student Photo Competition  

Graduate Education 

  • MFA in Arts Leadership (MFA)
  • MA in Criminal Justice (MACJ)
  • Master of Nonprofit Leadership (MNPL)
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)
  • MA in Psychology (MAP)
  • Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Master of Sport Administration and Leadership (MSAL)
  • Crime Analysis Certificate Program
  • Certificate in Sport Sustainability Leadership
  • Certificate in Public Administration
  • Certificate in Fundraising Leadership

Costs (2017-18)

Undergraduate tuition: $42,120 (plus room and board)
Graduate tuition: $687 - 741 per credit hour

Financial Assistance (2015-16 data)

  • Undergraduate aid 
    • Average award: $ 26,717
    • Students receiving aid from all sources: 86.7%  
     
  • Graduate aid
    • Average award: $22,285
    • Students receiving aid from all sources: 67.4%
     

Revised November 2017

 

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