Applicants submitting the Common Application to Seattle University will find a requirement to answer several SU-specific questions, including the following additional short answer reflections.
Required of all first-year applicants (100 - 250 words):
- Seattle University is one of the 28 Jesuit Catholic colleges and universities in the US. A hallmark of Jesuit education is the value it places on continual reflection and discernment as paths for discovering meaning in our lives. Take time to reflect on your college search and application process. What have you learned about yourself as you consider your future in college and beyond? Who do you feel called to be? (100 – 250 words)
Then, choose one of the following questions (100 - 250 words):
- Seattleites are known for buying more books per capita than residents of any other major U.S. city. If you could recommend any book to your admissions counselor, what would it be and why?
- Jimi Hendrix, Band of Horses, Nirvana, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Quincy Jones, Death Cab for Cutie…Seattle has a rich musical history and SU students love discovering new Seattle music. Tell us: what five songs would be the soundtrack to your perfect college experience? (two to three sentences for each song is appropriate)
- Seattle University has more than 120 student clubs and an engaged, adventurous student body. Please tell us one of your favorite extracurricular activities or work experiences and what you learned from participating.