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Who We Are

Explore our inclusive and engaged university community. Learn about our Jesuit education and commitment to helping you become the person you seek to be. We’re all about your personal and professional development and preparing you to be successful in your career, lead a meaningful life and be a catalyst for positive change.

A Legacy of Educational Excellence and Innovation

Founded in 1891, Seattle University is a Jesuit, Catholic university located on a vibrant and green campus of more than 50 acres in the dynamic heart of Seattle, Washington.

Our diverse and caring community is made up of more than 7,200 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within six schools and colleges. Experience personalized learning with faculty who care passionately about your success.

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55 Acres in the Heart of Seattle

Nestled in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, our campus is a green haven within the vibrancy of the city.


Undergraduate, Graduate and Certificate Programs

Change the course of your life by expanding both your worldview and career prospects with nearly 150 options.


Average Class Size

Personalized learning, all courses faculty-taught.


Student-to-Faculty Ratio

Small classes led by talented faculty to foster active learning, an SU hallmark.

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70+ Countries

We attract students from around the world.


Success Rate

Most Redhawks are employed or in grad school within 6 months of graduation.


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Katie Bradley, '18

“Seattle University provides us with the education for us to go forward and to produce real change. And to shake things up a bit.” 

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Life-Changing Impact

Our transformational education results in meaningful and successful careers, nationally ranked programs and strong and healthy Seattle communities.

Mission Vision & Values in Action

Mission, Vision & Values in Action 

Through our inclusive, holistic and values-centered education, we  empower future leaders who can tackle the complex, global challenges of our time.  

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Jesuit Education for a Better World

Today, Seattle University is one of 27 Jesuit universities in the United States and 200 around the world.

Our Values

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Inclusive Community That Lives Its Values

Our campus community honors and values your identity and experience. We’re forward-thinking, humble and care about your success and wellbeing and the vibrancy of the broader Seattle community.

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Global Engagement with Purpose

Located in the heart of a diverse, international city, we foster a global mindset that resonates with the leaders of Seattle’s game-changing companies.

Get in Touch!

We’re here to help. For general information, contact Seattle University at: 

901 12th Avenue, P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122