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Reviews 821 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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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.

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.

5 College Junior

Majors: We are in a cohort; so that means throughout the four years, my cohort will be taking some the same classes together, forming tight friendships and another home away from home.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Sometimes the internet sucks in different dorm rooms, but USB ports are available and possibly faster. Housing can be frustrating especially when trying to reapply. In the end, it somehow works out, probably not as smoothly though.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: There is different scholarships available upon admissions and there's a couple throughout the whole school year that are very competitive and mostly unheard about.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The school and its environment invite the students to a new and different world; one that was hidden from you and bigger than you.

2 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There's a saying about the ratio from girls to guys; there is 60% girls, 40% guys and 50% of those guys are gay.

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: We only buy from local stores, which makes dinners and lunches pretty expensive. however, there are other ways to get full on a cheap meal.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It is pretty hard to find a cheap place to live near campus...when i say cheap i mean something below on-campus.

3 College Freshman

Parking: There's a parking lot on Cherry, but you have to pay to park there, unless you're there for a short visit, then you can get a free pass. For events, you do have to pay or try to park off campus, which is horrible.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: Good luck finding a spot.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: I've never had an issue with it.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got a fairly large scholarship from the school itself.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: It's right in the middle of the city.


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Michael Lis-Sette
Seattle, WA
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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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