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Founded in 1891, Seattle University. is a Private college. Located in Washington, which is a city setting in Washington, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 4,657 full time undergraduate students, and 2,830 full time graduate students.
The Seattle University Academic calendar runs on a Quarter basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 506 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Seattle University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at SU are considered Selective, with ,36% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 12 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
89% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 58% were in the top quarter, and 26% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Seattle University.
97 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.
92 Students rated off-campus housing 2.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
104 Students rated campus food 3.8 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.
107 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.
108 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 72 % gave the school a 5.0.
106 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.
106 Students rated local services 4.5 stars. 63 % gave the school a 5.0.
107 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.
44 Students rated Seattle University
Seattle University is a great option if you want to be in the heart of the city but still feel like you want a smaller school setting. The class sizes are smaller, so it is easier to make genuine connections with your peers and professors. There is also a huge selection of classes that you can take whether it is connected to your major or outside of it. Seattle U encourages students to explore classes outside of their major and to learn more.
I enjoy my visit to Seattle University and plan to attend there in the fall. The people are really intelligent and smart, but also very open-minded. The food here on campus is really good, and the academics are excellent. The dorms are really nice. The professors are very engaged.
I love it! I feel safe, and welcomed. It is a private school, for Jesuits, but they do not force their religion on anyone. You don't have to be religious to be accepted. The atmosphere is so peaceful, and the gathering are lit. I enjoy living on campus, and the food is amazing!
I have met some people working in this area and who actually graduated from Seattle University. They are very kind and provided me positive experience. However, the nurse practitioner I met seems like she has some troubles on writing and communication. Right now, I am considering to visit other universities to compare the quality of education.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Seattle University is 73%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
Apply for as many scholarships as you can so you can pay for college. Also, don't be shy. Get out there and make friends because there are so many incredible people with amazing stories that are just waiting to share them with you. Make sure you sign up for classes early so you can get the classes you want. Finally, study a map of wherever you are going to school so you don't get lost. Lost people are most often the ones targeted by predators because they make easy targets, so be careful!
Intelligent, mildly competitive, upper middle class, generally friendly, privately educated.
Small class sizes
I just started law school at SU. I fully recommend this college for its great resources and great staff who go over and beyond to make sure the students succeed in school and obtain great jobs once they graduate. My first summer I took criminal law with one of the best professors I have ever had, and received workshops on time management, case briefing, exam writing, legal writing, resume writing, interviewing, mentoring, and was invited to many social parties to meet alumni and attorneys in our area. The staff and students really are there for you if you feel you can't handle the pressures of law school and will give you encouragement the whole way. This is a good school! Difficult as it should be, but manageable.
Seattle University is a very competitive college and for my major, it is very competitive. However, there are great teachers and advisers who go beyond their duty to ensure that all students who need help are got it. Class participation is commonly encouraged and my favorite part is lab where I can put into application what I read in books.
Seattle University students are considered very wealthy, snobby, and spoiled. The city of Seattle is considered very laid back, fun, wet, cold, and full of coffee shops.
There are some people you'd expect to be hipsters, but most everyone here has pretty diverse interests and isn't a stereotypical anything. I don't feel like people have been really pretentious about it.
The GLBTQ community seems to be a significant and well-respected presence on campus and the surrounding neighborhood I don't know what the numbers actually say, but given that SU has almost a 2:1 ratio of females to males, it's just easy to just overemphasize which guys are unavailable.
The liberals and democrats definitely outnumber the right-wing. During election season, it was like the conservatives had to come out of the closet. But as a friend once described it, liberals here are less the tie-myself-to-a-tree type and more the start-a-non-profit-organization type.
It's definitely not as much of a party school as UW, but it's not a dry campus or anything. I know plenty of people who party and plenty of people who don't. I personally don't. A lot of people will go to UW, if they really want to, but there are some closer by.
Student Government and clubs.
The price tag. Being a private university the school costs a pretty penny to attend, thankfully they give out quite a bit in financial aid each year. I am here primarily on scholarships and so is my roommate. From what I hear, a lot of kids are. Still, $38,000 is a pretty hefty tag to tote!
This is a school with wonderful professors who really care about their students.
The small classes make it easier to get help and to understand what is going on in the class. The teachers really get to know you.
Before coming to this school, I wish I had known that the Campion bathrooms are THE WORST.
The faculty and staff here at Seattle University is amazing. They are always willing to help you and truly enjoy their job. With a jesuit mission, a lot of the students here are open minded, and very friendly. As a private institution you really get to know your surroundings, professors, students, and the campus a lot more because of the small size.
Not having a 24-hour dining hall.
Serious, working hard people.
A person who enjoys the rain, likes a small campus and small classes and is a vegitarian.
For its commitment to social justice and interest in expanding diversity (through all perspectives) on campus.
The stereotype of students at my school is international students; they are believed to come from rich parents/families. I don't think this is accurate because a lot of them won a scholarship to study abroad, so their parents are not able to assist their need here in the US.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
96% of students
attending Seattle University receive some sort of financial aid.
20% were awarded federal grants.
While 59% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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Room and Board
Total On Campus
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