Seattle University Ranks in Top 5 in the West

Written by Hannah Crivello
September 26, 2014
Seattle University continues to rank among the top regional universities in the West, according to today?s U.S. News and World Report?s Best Colleges 2015.

SU ranks 5th among 132 regional universities with a full range of undergraduate and master?s degree programs and select doctoral programs. The university has maintained a spot in the top 10 for more than a decade.

?To consistently be ranked among the nation?s top master?s universities is a distinct honor,? says Provost Isiaah Crawford. ?It is further testament to the teaching and scholarship of our accomplished faculty and the personalized, transformative experience they provide our students, as well as the increasingly integral role the university plays in shaping one of America?s most vibrant regions.?

Seattle University also received high marks from U.S. News for being a best value school, ranking #7 in the West.

Among U.S. News specialty rankings nationwide, Albers School of Business and Economics ranks #14 for finance, the top program of its kind in the Northwest, and #18 for accounting. Albers is tied for #36 nationally among private business schools?and is the Northwest?s top private business school. SU?s undergraduate engineering programs were #34 nationally in the rankings.

The prestigious rankings coincide with widespread recognition of SU?s significant achievements in academics, campus experience, athletics and commitment to service and social justice as a Jesuit Catholic university.

U.S. News rankings are based on factors such as freshmen retention, graduation rate, student-to-faculty ratio and how favorably administrators at peer institutions regard a school. For additional information about the rankings, visit here.