U.S. News Rankings
|Ranking score and category|
Seattle University is a private institution that was founded in 1891. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,589, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 50 acres. It utilizes a quarter-based academic calendar. Seattle University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 6. Its tuition and fees are $36,465 (2013-14).
Seattle University is a Jesuit school located in the First Hill and Capitol Hill neighborhoods of the city. Undergraduate students must live in dorms their first two years and can choose from more than 60 majors to study. Seattle offers more than 30 graduate programs, including those in The Albers School of Business & Economics and the School of Law, which is highly ranked in the legal writing specialty. As a faith-based school, Seattle is home to four chapels and several “sacred places” on campus, which are quiet areas where students can reflect. Two thirds of students volunteer, some in the Children’s Literacy Project, which places tutors in Seattle schools. Students can also get involved in clubs, intramural sports, or intercollegiate athletics. There are more than 15 NCAA Division I Seattle Redhawks teams, which play in various conferences. Notable alumni include Jim Whittaker, who was the first American to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
|School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):|
Seattle University distinguishes itself in three ways: our Jesuit tradition, a broad range of challenging and engaging academic and co-curricular programs, and our home in the world-class city that shares our name. Much of what makes Seattle great - its global connectedness, natural beauty, environmental awareness, cutting-edge music scene and progressive civic ethic - is reflected on our campus in the heart of an energetic urban neighborhood.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic (Jesuit)|
When applying to Seattle University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is November 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. The application fee at Seattle University is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 71.5 percent and an early acceptance rate of 85 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||71.5%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||July 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Seattle University is 12:1, and the school has 51.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Seattle University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Health Professions and Related Programs; Social Sciences; Engineering; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 88 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||62%|
|Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates|
Seattle University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,589, with a gender distribution of 41.1 percent male students and 58.9 percent female students. At this school, 41 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 59 percent of students live off campus. Seattle University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
|Student gender distribution|
|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
Seattle University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Seattle University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Seattle University, 16 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Seattle University.
|Students who have cars on campus||16%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Seattle University, 62.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $15,106.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$36,465 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$10,545 (2013-14)|
|Financial aid statistics|
* Overview details based on 2012 data