The Seattle U Impact

See how SU’s whole person, Jesuit education and connections to employers in a global tech hub can shape your career and change your world.

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Empowering Your Success

Beyond the rankings, beyond the awards, beyond the stats, our impact is through you. Your meaningful work, your personal fulfillment and your concern for humanity. We can't wait to see who you become and the difference you make in the world.

“Our Jesuit approach to educating our students goes beyond affording them technical expertise. It does that, to be sure. But it also offers them tools to apply critical perspectives and to engage their deepest values. It pushes against the limits of disciplinary boundaries, bringing philosophical and theological reflection into dialogue with science and engineering and law and policy. This is why we call Seattle University the place ‘where innovation meets humanity.’”

Eduardo Peñalver, Seattle University President

The numbers At a Glance


Return on Investment

Most of our undergrads will realize a return of more than $1.4 million over their careers.


Success Rate

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


Student-to-Faculty Ratio

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

Impactful Value and Outcomes

A Seattle University education will challenge and grow you on every level. Explore our real-world impacts and outcomes.

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Gain Experience

Our graduates are employed at top companies. In addition to our excellent academics, great faculty and personalized learning, students grow professionally outside of the classroom through a wide variety of internships, field experience and community-engaged learning. With more than five medical centers within one mile of campus, and top employers such as Amazon, Microsoft, Starbucks and Boeing nearby, you are positioned for real-world opportunity.

We help you discover and create a fulfilling career journey through a broad range of programs and resources for career preparation, networking, job placement and mentorship opportunities.

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Graduate with a Promising Future

With 97% of our Redhawks employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation, our academic rigor and values-based Jesuit education is a proven investment in your future possibility and purpose.

And it's a manageable investment. Not only are we Washington’s best four-year college for mid-career earning potential, our undergrads also see an average return on investment of $1.4 million and they enter the working world with a low average student loan debt ($19,693 vs. $33,700 median federal debt of borrowers).


Among Washington Universities in Mid-Career Pay

Highest median salary for alumni with 10+ years of work experience (Payscale, 2023)

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Find a Global Perspective

Global engagement and international perspective are central to our mission. Here, you will learn from distinguished faculty from around the world, alongside students from more than 70 countries. We offer diverse education abroad programs, global partnerships and initiatives to engage with and experiential learning through Seattle’s global companies and international communities. 


Countries represented in our student community

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Make a Difference in Your World

Beyond the financial return on your investment, Seattle University is dedicated to educating the whole person and empowering leaders for a just and humane world. We provided an annual average of more than 50,000 hours of service to local communities and engaged more than 2,800 students in the community-engaged learning process.



Annual service hours provided to local communities


Grow Your Network

After graduation, our impact continues. Our alumni network includes more than 90,000 graduates around the world, with more than 56,000 in Washington state and a majority living in the Puget Sound region.

Our alumni groups work in partnership with the Seattle University Alumni Association to provide you with a broad range of opportunities for leadership, networking and volunteering.


Strong alumni network

hear from Our Alumni

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Ashwin Warrior, '12

"The further away I get from my time at Seattle U, the more I realize how uncommon my experience was. Inside and outside the classroom I was challenged not just to absorb academic material, but also to think about what mattered most to me and how I could use what I was learning to make an impact in the world. I think Seattle U helped me lead a more grounded, intentional life, post-college."

Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Explore Academics and Programs

Seattle University offers nearly 150 programs and certificates to prepare you for success.

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