Seattle University

818 reviews
  1. Seattle, WA
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
Seattle University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Western Athletic Conference
Address
900 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122

Seattle University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
SAT Range
1060-1280
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$34,360/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $25,787/ year
  • $30-48k
    $27,008/ year
  • $49-75k
    $31,853/ year
  • $76-110k
    $34,962/ year
  • $110k+
    $36,763/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.55 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.59 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.59 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,224Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Dedicated to learning, service, and social justice
    42%
  • Developing growth
    32%
  • Dedicated to learning and service.
    16%
  • #ReIgnitetheMission
    5%
  • Rich white kid
    3%
  • White, upper middle class, religious
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
83%
of students say they don't have Greek life.47 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.77 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Progressive and engaged
    34%
  • Social justice
    31%
  • Comfy, but lively
    17%
  • Progressive
    11%
  • Awful
    3%
  • Innovative
    3%

After Seattle University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
78%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
74%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.35 responses

Reviews

818 reviews
  • Excellent
    119
  • Very Good
    333
  • Average
    294
  • Poor
    57
  • Terrible
    15
When I first came to SU, the tech was average. Now it's GREAT! The school just spend a nice chunk of change redoing and expanding our wi-fi on campus. The internet is available everywhere on campus. It is consistent and reliable. Its speed is also pretty good. And it will be getting better in the future as they haven't even finished the renovations.

THERE ARE COMPUTERS EVERYWHERE. I cannot express how available computers are on this campus. I have broken my computer twice and was completely fine, because there are computers available in pretty much every building.

Printers are the only thing holding the university back. The printers are plentiful, but they break down frequently. From my understanding and sitting in at a tech meeting this problem will soon be a thing of the past, as they will be updating the system within the next year.
  • College Junior
  • Mar 19 2014
There are some pretty awesome places to eat off campus. Cost can range from under 10 bucks to any amount you want to spend. Student discounts are sometimes available but not everywhere. Just ask and you might have some options. Everything is in walking distance or easily acceptable by public transit. My favorites are Honeyhole (sandwich place with great fries), CafePresse (great fries and literally on campus next to Xavier dorm) there are also some cheap Pho places close by that are great. If you have a chance, check out the International District. Great food and for cheap!
  • College Senior
  • Sep 20 2014
The city offers so much. Seattle is a foodie town and it shows!
There is the only fair trade chocolate factory in the USA in Seattle ($5 tours for students). And some of the best coffee I've ever had is roasted literally next to campus (Stumptown).
Happy hours, ethnic food, and a wide variety can keep you eating all day. Very few chain restaurants.
HoneyHole is a religious experience for the sandwich lover. Stumptown & Cafe Vita are Meccas for coffee people. Vegan & vegetarian options are everywhere. Molly Moons & Blue Bird serve up the most creamy ice cream in innovative flavors. Eltana bagels are slightly pretentious but delicious.
  • College Senior
  • Dec 29 2013