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Reviews 791 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I would say that Public Safety is very responsive to calls for help by students. There is always a 911 dispatcher available for the school too in case of an emergency. I feel extremely safe on campus during the day, but it is an open campus in a city center, so I am always more cautious at night and walk with one or more other people. There is a fair amount of crime that happens around the campus, such as violence or car theft, but rarely crime on the campus itself. Public safety issues timely warnings to alert students of any crime or event in the surrounding area that is of concern.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I would say overall housing is pretty good. It's somewhere between 3 and 4 stars. Some buildings are better than others. Campion Hall is the worst out of the three big residence halls that are on the campus. In Bellarmine where I lived, the bathrooms were clean, the rooms were nice, the lounge was nice, the lobby and basement were pleasant - it was generally a good experience. However, the downsides were the laundry machines breakages, the elevator problems, and the fact that most rooms had three people crammed into a space meant for two people.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I think the school is pretty good. I don't really know if I would choose it if I could do it all over again. Maybe or maybe not. I think it promises things that it doesn't really provide. For example, it claims to be very social justice oriented, but the administration doesn't hold to that as much as the individual organizations within the university do.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics are somewhat popular, but also act as a good outlet for people

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love the social justice atmosphere and the environment!

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5 College Student

Campus Housing: Its fun and exciting to live on campus because you are always surrounded by peers. I feel its better to live on campus because it gives you more of a college experience and the late night shenanigans are always super fun!

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3 College Student

Greek Life: I haven't experienced a frat or sorority event or become part of one but I've always been curios and hopefully I get to be part of a sorority.

5 College Student

Athletics: Because I plan to attend and play on the volleyball team, the athletics are great. hopefully I get to be on the team and become a great part of a great season. The athletic department is very kind and eye opening and totally different from high school performance. With a greater fan support and school spirit, it's ten times more exciting then anything I've ever seen or experienced.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Student

Overall Experience: The school has a beautiful campus which helps me to be comfortable and decrease my shyness level. But other than that the students are very welcoming and the professors are always approachable.

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1 College Senior

Overall Experience: This school doesn't care about their faculty or students.

3 College Student

Campus Housing: I lived in campion as a freshman in a double, it was pretty good. Juniors are seniors are being kicked off campus now which is bad because capitol hill rent is very steep. I dont have to worry about it though because I'm transferring.

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3 College Student

Athletics: If you love sports and the kinds of people that go along with division sports, this school is your school.

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2 College Student

Overall Experience: This school claims to be a liberal arts school but I have yet to see that reflected in the curriculum. I am undeclared and do not feel my advisor has supported me in taking the classes I want. The General Ed classes (UCORE) are a waste of my money because no one, not even the professors seem interested in the subject. I have had probably two classes I actually enjoy. The students are exclusive. If you do not make friends during welcome week dont expect to make any later on in the year. Theres not very many majors offered. Most kids I have talked to are unhappy and considering transferring. If you're looking for a small liberal arts school thats rigorous do not come here. Easy to get a good grade in a class and not even try.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have never had a bad experience. I walk to the gym alone at night and haven't had a problem (I am small and female). Occasionally, we get a public safety warning saying that a student has been harassed, but I think this occurs as often as it would at any school. We have a security transport system called the nighthawk if we are too scared to walk back to our dorm at night or need to get somewhere within a mile of campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: For the most part, my professors have been awesome. There have been a few who shove their views down your throat or only want you to write on what they want to hear, but these are in the minority. Several of my professors have offered to read and provide feedback for rough drafts of our papers before we hand them in and most of them have been excited when I come in and ask for help during office hours. The class styles vary, one of my current classes includes service learning, which means that we both learn about farming and go outdoors and farm for the community. For the most part, classes will be in the traditional lecture/discussion setting. Classes are small, my biggest class has had 30 people and my smallest around 18. I do wish they offered more courses though; it is very hard to get in classes in your major.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: We have an internship fair, but I do not feel like the school explains what it is all that well. As a psychology major, it has been very hard for me to find an internship related to my field.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: My housing isn't bad (I live in a double in Campion) but I have friends who are stuck in e triples that are the same size as my double and they feel that they barely have room to walk around. I hear that next year there are going to be even more e triples, so many freshmen will probably end up in those. Campion is nice because it have a grocery store at the bottom, and Bellarmine is nice because the bathrooms are new and it is near the food areas and classrooms. The only perk of Xavior is that it is near the business building and the dorms are slightly bigger than those in Campion and Bellarmine. The housing process on the other hand is absolutely horrible. Many of the freshmen are squeezed into triples, and the options for sophomores aren't as good as they should be. My friends and I are probably going to be squeezed into a triple, as they do not have enough space in the on campus apartments. You cannot live off campus for the first 2 years unless you live with family, are pregnant, or have a medical condition that they cannot help, which means that you are stuck with the poor housing options.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our soccer team is good and many people attend the soccer games in the fall, but students do not pay attention to the other sports with the rare exception of basketball. I know several student athletes who enjoy the teams that they are on and say that it helps them socially.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I enjoy the small class sizes, passionate professors, and community service that we do in conjunction with some of our classes. I feel like for the most part my professors are there to help with academics and if I need help I feel comfortable asking them for it; however, the social scene is not the best. I have a few great friends, but the school can be cliquey and feel more like high school than college sometimes. There aren't a lot of parties or events to attend on the weekend except the rare dance or drag show.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The location of Seattle University can be kind of iffy, especially at night, but our public safety officers are always around campus and within easy access. Also, at Seattle University, we have the night hawk, which are public safety officers or students who will drive you within a 6 mile radius at night. Seattle University is aware of outside dangers and risks and seek to keep their students safe.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Seattle University is a really great school and I am so glad I chose to attend this school. As a freshman you take classes for your major which I think is great because you get an early start on your major and career path. Although your major classes dictate most of you schedule, it is something that I can't really complain about since you are taking classes that you know you will enjoy. The only thing is that you aren't able to explore other subjects and courses as freely. The professors really care about each student as a human being and don't see them as a grade or number. They take the time to get to know their student. The atmosphere at Seattle University is great too. Everyone has a great mentality and everyone is accepted for who they are and there isn't a huge pressure to change or fit a mold.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: You are immersed into your major classes as a freshman, giving you an early start on your major and career path. There are also numerous internship options offered to you at Seattle University, especially in the Matteo Ricci College.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I don't dorm but what I've heard from friends, I heard that it is pretty average and manageable.

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1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Seattle University doesn't have fraternities or sororities.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Basketball is a sport that is very popular at Seattle University.

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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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