More than 65 academic programs rooted in the Jesuit tradition, small class sizes and excellent faculty, a network of internship and service learning opportunities in Seattle, life changing experiences abroad, all centered in an education dedicated to the greater good.
Our curriculum draws on a rich Jesuit Catholic tradition, one of diversity and inclusivity where intellectual transformation is nurtured and preconceived notions challenged. We reflect before we react, embrace difficult questions and seek to find common ground.
no TA’s or graduate students
Putting Students First
Emphasis on personalized education
When you’re living, learning and playing at Seattle University, a day-in-the-life presents the opportunities of a lifetime. Being in the city and region of world-class companies—from tech to aerospace, arts to health care—means opportunities abound for students who want on-the-job-training through internships and networking. Many student services are available to help you along the way.
At SU, four out of five students engage in service learning—more than 3× the national average—a skill that 81% of HR executives say makes a college grad more desirable. Learn more about serving local at SU’s Center for Community Engagement.
Photo: In partnership with the Low Income Housing Institute, Civil Engineering students worked on building a Tiny House to be donated to a homeless community.
Education abroad is back! Seattle U students can once again study, serve or intern abroad while earning credit toward their degrees — many programs are directly sponsored by Seattle U. Between Summer 2019 and Spring 2020, more than 415 students participated in education abroad across 46 countries.
Professor Henry Louie, PhD, engages students in projects that literally light the world. “It’s an experience I would never be able to get at any other university. It increased my global experience and makes you feel good on the inside.” —Rianne Spath, ’17
Check out more faculty stories on the Faculty Spotlight website.
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education Rank Seattle U in Top 16 Percent of All Universities
Several Seattle University academic programs — Business Analytics, Finance and Accounting — were ranked in the Top 50 in the U.S. News & World Report 2022 “Best Colleges.” Undergraduate engineering ranked #29 among non-doctorate schools. Undergraduate teaching ranked #48.
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.