Seattle University provides distinctive learning – Jesuit education in a captivating city where expert faculty and rich experiences combine to ensure intellectual, professional, and personal formation for each student.
College is a destination. Where you head determines life’s other paths. Seattle University provides distinctive learning – Jesuit education in a captivating city where expert faculty and rich experiences combine to ensure intellectual, professional, and personal formation for each student.
The University: Founded in 1891, Seattle University is located on 20 hectares in the center of the vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood near downtown. More than 7,500 students are enrolled in both undergraduate and graduate programs within nine schools and colleges. Awards and high rankings for academic rigor, sustainability, and social justice are among Seattle University’s touchstones of excellence – including the Presidential Award for service from the White House - a recognition received by only five universities.
Rankings: Seattle University has maintained its spot in the top 10 in the West consistently for more than a decade, and is currently ranked #6 among 121 comprehensive bachelor’s and master’s according to the U.S. News & World Report: Best Colleges. Also, Seattle University continues to rank among the top schools for engineering, business, economics, and law.
Seattle University is one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education according to The Princeton Review’s annual college guide, The Best 378 Colleges. Bloomberg BusinessWeek also ranks the Albers School of Business and Economics in a variety of ways among the top in the nation.
Internships: With direct access to many of the major Seattle area corporations including Boeing, Microsoft, Amazon and Costco, students have the possibility to enjoy internships and placements to better enhance their experience and education. Seattle is a global center for medical research, biotechnology, software engineering, and much more – the city is our classroom.
Programs: 63 undergraduate, 31 graduate and 21 certificate programs, students study with top scholars and experts in a variety of fields including Business, Engineering, Nursing, and many others.
The Campus: Seattle University is lively - Home to one of the newest and most modern libraries in the country, the Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons. The campus includes a variety of sports facilities including the newly remodeled Connelly Center. The Lee Center for the Arts provides the hub for Seattle University’s theater and music performances. The campus is dedicated to the stewardship of environmentally friendly grounds; including gardens and landscaping that we believe enhance the learning experience. The Student Center is a place to gather, socialize, eat and cultivates a community, as well as quiet spaces scattered throughout the building.
The International Student Center: Located in the Student Center Pavilion, the International Student Center serves approximately 700 international students from 70 different countries. The center is a gathering place that offers international students cultural, educational, and social activities. The staff assists with immigration and travel issues. Orientations are held throughout the year.
Scholarships: Undergraduate international applicants are eligible for merit-based scholarships with the completion of SAT or ACT tests, and competitive marks/grades.
The Jesuit Experience: Seattle University respects all faiths and perspectives. The Jesuit ethos is what makes this education distinctive. It develops the whole person, and combines a rigorous academic and intellectual tradition with a commitment to work on the behalf of social justice. This is a university where students are challenged to be global citizens and leaders.
The City: Seattle is a city of neighborhoods, varied, nuanced, and accessible. Seattle is entrepreneurial with varied success stories such as Microsoft, Boeing, Starbucks, Nordstrom, Amazon, UPS and Costco. Seattle is a diverse city. Seattle has the most college graduates per capita than any other city in the United States. Enterprising, international, smart – a great formula for the city we think of as our learning laboratory. The city is reflected in our campus and as a student here you will have the opportunity to learn through service and internships, to be mentored by alumni in nearly every conceivable profession, and take part in world class professional events. Seattle is known as for innovation, creativity and growth. Seattle University is a destination.
Business, Economics, Engineering
Type of School
Student Body GenderCo-ed
Scholarships for International StudentsYes
Conditional Admission AvailableYes
Type of HousingResidence Hall, Apartment, Dormitory
Test ScoresTOEFL: 70+ , IELTS: Band 6+