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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.