SEATTLE UNIVERSITY

United States, Washington

Established in 1891, Seattle University is a private Jesuit post-secondary educational institution located in Seattle, Washington. Home to more than 7,200 students, the university offers more than 120 undergraduate and postgraduate courses through academic schools, which are business and economics, arts and sciences, education, law, science and engineering, nursing, new and continuing studies, and theology and ministry. The university is popular for its law course and saw an enrolment of 725 law students in the fall of 2020; along with 4299 undergraduate and 2751 graduate students. The average class size is 18 students with a student-faculty ratio of 11:1. Growing with a vision to be one of the most innovative and progressive Jesuit Catholic universities in the world, the institution provides education with excellence.

Campus Life

Located east of downtown Seattle in the First Hill neighborhood is the main campus of the university spread across 50 acres of land. The university has ensured that the campus ranks high in sustainability with pesticide-free grounds, food waste compost facilities, energy conservation programs, water recycling, and more. More than 10% of the students on campus are international students. There are various residence halls, apartments, and affiliated housing options available to choose from for student accommodation. The on-campus residences offer facilities such as internet access, furnished rooms, laundry facility, study areas, computer labs, and a common television area. The fitness facility spans over 1,80,000 square feet and includes a cardio floor, locker rooms, sauna room, pool, racquetball courts, softball field, outdoor tennis court, softball field, and more. The university also offers free counseling and psychological services to its students. The career engagement office helps the students prepare for a suitable job market, find jobs, internships and on-campus jobs, and more. The campus has more than 170 student clubs and various community engagement activities so that the students can focus on their passion and all-round development outside the classroom as well.  The Spectator is Seattle University’s student-run newspaper since 1933. 

Noted Alumni

Seattle University has a strong alumni group of more than 90,000 graduates spread over 98 countries across the globe. Some notable alumni include Mohamed Alabbar, who is the founder and chairman of Emaar Properties, developer the Burj Khalifa; Elgin Baylor, who served as an American basketball coach, player, and executive; Scott Rains, who worked as a consultant on inclusive travel; Steve McConnell, who is the Chair of the IEEE’s Computer Society’s Professional Practices Committee.