Skip to main content Skip to navigation Skip to contact information Skip to Apply, Request Info, Jobs, Contact links

By the Numbers

Rankings & Recognition

Seattle University is ranked among top national universities for its academics, student-centered teaching, service learning and leadership in sustainability.

Top 16%

Seattle U ranked in the Top 16 percent of universities nationally in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking 2021. The university ranked #23 in the West.


of graduates are employed, enrolled in a full-time grad program or engaged in post-graduate service within six months of graduation.

—Seattle U
“First Destination Survey”

A Top University

Seattle University moved up in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best National Universities” and “Best Value” rankings in its “Best Colleges 2021” guide, advancing 15 spots to #124.

Best Undergraduate Education

For 18 consecutive years, the Princeton Review has recognized Seattle U as one of the best schools in the U.S. for undergrads.

—Princeton Review, 
Best 386 Colleges 2021

Albers School of Business & Economics:
U.S. News & World Report
“Best Colleges 2021”


Business Analytics program in the Northwest—and #2 on the West Coast and tied for #14 in the U.S.


Finance tied for #21 in the nation—#1 in the Northwest and #2 on the West Coast.


Accounting program in the Northwest—and #31 in the U.S.

College of Science and Engineering

students have been hired following their Projects Day collaborations with industry leaders. 

1 in 3

32% of master’s degrees in Computer Science are awarded to women.


of undergraduate students registered in Fall 2020 for Computer Science were women—that’s above the national average (19%).

collage of campus solar panel and a plant seedling

Sustainable Leadership

Seattle University was recognized as a leading institution for advancing sustainability and environmental justice with the release of the 2020 Sustainable Campus Index by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).


Seattle University ranked #3 nationally as an overall top performer among master’s institutions. Additionally, among the 650 higher education institutions that were measured, the university was #4 in the curriculum category and #8 in the public engagement category.

Top 20

Seattle University continued its run of top rankings for sustainability by once again being named a Sierra Cool School for 2020. It earned a spot in Sierra magazine’s Top 20 among 312 colleges and universities. Seattle U is the only university in the Northwest to place in the top group.


The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges: 2021 Edition ranked Seattle University #16 in the U.S. in its latest publication examining the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges.

Learn more about Seattle University’s rankings and recognition.