That’s why people from everywhere come to Seattle University with open minds and open hearts. We care for the whole person and make every decision knowing that mind, body and spirit are equal parts of the human equation.
Our curriculum is rooted in nearly 500 years of Jesuit Catholic tradition, an international perspective and commitment to intellectual transformation that challenges preconceived notions and encourages us to strive for the greater good. We reflect before we react, embrace difficult questions and seek to find common ground.
Located in the heart of one of the most advanced cities in the nation, Seattle University pulls in faculty at the top of their disciplines. These scholars don’t just lead their fields but revolutionize them—from a Professor of the Year to a contributor to The New York Times.
Their philosophy isn’t exclusive to their research activities or filed in the appendix of a book. With 12 students to every 1 faculty member—and, on average, 18 students per class—our faculty provide personalized learning for students, leading to an education that challenges, empowers and inspires.
Nursing Professor Danuta Wojnar, PhD, RN, MED, IBCLC, FAAN, meets her students where they are and takes them farther than they could imagine going. As a first-generation immigrant who escaped violence in her native Poland, Wojnar says, “I am the living example of ‘Yes, you can.’ As such, I expect a lot from myself and no less from my students. Still, they know they can trust me and that I understand them.”
Being well-educated means thinking for yourself. That’s more than just having opinions. It’s intellectual curiosity, listening, lifelong learning, and analytical and critical thinking skills. It means recognizing the human dignity in people from other cultures, places, and points of view.
Our tradition emphasizes education not just for its own sake, but to prepare skilled, ethical, wise professionals who will serve the world in their chosen careers. A Jesuit education is ideal for people who want to make a difference. Whatever your field—in the arts, sciences, humanities, or professions—Seattle University students are prepared to work for a more just and humane world.