Academic Excellence

Seattle University’s Jesuit Catholic education produces highly sought-after students who are prepared for the challenges of any post-graduate role. The university is a Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars, and our graduates have a 99-percent acceptance rate into graduate programs. Prospective employers also recognize the value of SU’s student volunteerism—which is three times the national average—seeing students who serve their communities as better prepared for professional life and more desirable employees.

TOP 5%
Highest Paid Graduates

SU graduates among highest earners in the nation for liberal arts, international business, and computer and information science.

—College Factual, 2019

Success Rate

97% of SU graduates are employed, enrolled in a full-time graduate program or engaged in post-graduate service within 6 months of graduation.

—SU Class of 2018 “First Destination Survey”

$1.1 MM
Return on Investment

A typical Seattle U undergraduate will benefit financially over their career by well more than $1 million.

—Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce “The First Try at ROI”

Tuition & Aid

Funding a high-quality education can seem daunting but we strive to make your educational investment affordable. The cost of tuition, fees and charges vary by program and degree. At SU, 89% of undergraduates receive financial aid.

Student Life

As an urban campus nestled between water and mountains, Seattle U offers an eclectic campus culture. We define student life in the broadest of terms because our campus includes one of the world’s great cities to advance your studies, historic neighborhoods for you to explore, nearby mountains ready for climbing and rivers, lakes and an ocean to cross.

Student Life
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Wall Street Journal

Seattle U was ranked in in Top 16 percent of all universities in the nation and #23 in the West.

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Princeton Review

For 19 years running, Seattle U has been recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation for undergraduate education by the Princeton Review.

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U.S. News Best Colleges

Seattle University is included in U.S. News and World Report’s “best national Universities” and several programs received high rankings in its 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings.

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Sierra Cool Schools

Seattle U continued its run of top rankings for sustainability by once again being named a Sierra Cool School for 2021, earning a #14 spot in Sierra magazine’s Top 20.