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Reviews 833 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are SO many places to choose form when thinking about what to eat off campus. It's almost disconcerting at times. But the food isn't outrageously priced, it's pretty fair for the quality, and the scene is great.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love college, through ups and downs, I don't think that I would change where I decided to go or the things I experienced while at Seattle University.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Seattle University graduates have been rated #10 in the nation as far as starting income for students. Not bad if you ask me. The value to employers is there.

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4 College Senior

Campus Housing: While living on campus can be frustrating at times with a few of the enforced rules, it's overall been a good experience for me within the communities.

3 College Senior

Majors: In the film program there is A LOT of work to do, contrary to popular belief, but I find myself enjoying the films that we do watch and discussing them and their significance in the classroom setting.

5 College Senior

Majors: I've had an job with Vector Marketing for just about four years now and there is literally no other place that I'd like to work. Making my own schedule and creating the kind of income that I have while working part time is fantastic.

4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Being in smaller classes, and also on a quarter system, attendance in class is often heavily stressed by the faculty. However, the personal lives of most of the students are typically uninterrupted by staff. It's only if there is a complaint by another student that things get taken down.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: It's a little more expensive than I think most people would prefer. However, the best times to be had are off campus. It's relatively safe, and there is a wide variety of places and options. If you're willing to put up the cash or cram in with a few buddies, it might be worth it for you.

4 College Senior

Facilities: It really is a beautiful campus, and the addition of the library renovation really ups the scale on the whole campus. It's almost the centerpiece of the whole school, and I think that the rest of the campus is starting to get to that point as well.

5 College Senior

Diversity: I have met and run into people form ALL walks of life at SU. Ethnically, economically, and politically, Seattle U is extremely diverse.

4 College Senior

Nightlife: Going to the best parties really depends on knowing the right people and host's overall skill in handling crowds and creating a fun atmosphere. In my experience, the May Day parties have been a total drag when it came to actually partying. People were sick all over the place, belligerently drunk all through Cap hill, and things generally never really turned out well. The bar scene, however, has never seemed to let me down. I like the bars and the drinks spots, and the people there are generally pretty cool. Being in the middle of Cap/First Hill area, Seattle U is in a great spot for bars, but not necessarily clubs. In either case however, there will always be a fun time to be had in Seattle.

College Senior

Greek Life: Seattle University really doesn't have any Greek Life. We do have two business fraternities present on campus, but other than that there really isn't any sort of connection. The business fraternities don't have any effect on most of the social atmosphere within the confines of the campus.

College Junior

Campus Strictness: The strictness hasn't affected me personally.

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3 College Junior

Athletics: Sports aren't really a big part of the university. Basketball is probably the biggest sport on campus and is the most supported by fans.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Cost can be pretty high in the downtown Seattle area, however there are many options available.

4 College Junior

Majors: I have not had one. But, if I plan on it then there are plenty of on campus resources that could help me find one.

3 College Junior

Majors: Getting into the nursing program is pretty competitive so gpa and test scores are important. But, any volunteer or work experience in the field you are interested in will be taken into account.

College Junior

Greek Life: We don't have a Greek life.

4 College Junior

Facilities: There a lot of student hang out places, as well as plenty of study space.

4 College Junior

Diversity: The university has a very diverse student body.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Seattle University is a private school and it is obvious with the kind of students who go there. It isn't the easiest to find good friends coming from the public school system.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Many places can be expensive, especially in the downtown area, but there is a huge variety.

College Junior

Nightlife: I do not attend parties.

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4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Seattle University is very close to the heart of downtown Seattle. There is so much to do in downtown including visiting Pike Place Market, the waterfront, and the shopping district. Transportation by the metro buses makes visiting these places very easy.

5 College Junior

Majors: My major, Humanities for Teaching, is the best. Matteo Ricci College, the humanities college, challenges us as if we are the Honor students. We share some the same professors, who ask such intriguing and difficult life problems and makes us lyrically think who we are as a human being. We get to shape our thinking and learn how to converse, write, think as intelligent beings.

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Michael Lis-Sette
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Seattle, WA
Major
Journalism
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It would be difficult to find someone who didn’t enjoy his or her time at Seattle University and would not be willing to do it all over again. Of course, there are some gripes, and some genuine difficulties, but none of them have ever really been large enough to make people regret their decisions to come here. The professors who teach here are top-notch, and it is easy for students to form a close relationship with them, and not just because of the small class sizes. Of course, the size of the campus itself, and the kind of community that surrounds it, prevents there from ever being a traditional “college-town” feel like you would get around the UW and the Ave, but with all of the options around First Hill and on Broadway up on Capitol Hill, you won’t be lacking for anything to do.

The city itself is a wonderful place to live and play, with a vibrant cultural life in many different areas like music, theater, and cuisine, and despite recent issues, it is a generally safe place to live. It’s the kind of dynamic place that is essential to explore if you want to have a fully developed college experience. Shutting yourself up in your dorm room and not interacting with your floormates or friends will only lead to bitterness and resentment. People here are generally welcoming, and though it might be hard to break the ice with some, once you do you will find a world of connections and opportunities opening up to you. The Jesuit spirit of openness and curiosity is all over campus, and it will affect you if you choose to go here. If you are looking for a goal in life, be prepared to find one, and if you feel you already have one, well, be prepared for the chance that it will change.
 

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