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Seattle University

Seattle, Washington, United States
Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 50 acres in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. More than 7,200 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within nine schools and colleges.

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (6)
Medicine & Health (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Education & Training (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Journalism & Media (1)



In 1891, Adrian Sweere took over a small parish near downtown Seattle at Broadway and Madison. At first, the school was named after the surrounding Immaculate Conception parish and did not offer higher education. In 1898, the school was named Seattle College after both the city and Chief Seattle, and it granted its first bachelor's degrees 11 years later. 


Seattle University offers an extensive array of programs: eight colleges and schools offer 64 undergraduate programs, more than 31 graduate programs and 28 certificate programs.


Scholar Collaboration Efforts to Explore Human and Natural World Activities

  • water use
  • energy and food production
  • transportation
  • recreational activities
  • conservation of biodiversity
  • restoration ecology
  • animal welfare
  • educational attainment


Career Services at Seattle University serves all students and alumni in their career development, offering resources to connect with internships, jobs and networking opportunities.

We specialize in working with students from the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Education, the College of Nursing, the College of Science & Engineering, and the School of Theology and Ministry and encourage students from other areas of campus to connect with their specialized career services offices.

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Student services

The International Student Center (ISC) is a focal point for student activities and programs of a global, cultural, educational and social nature, and is a gathering place for Seattle University’s international and domestic students and student organizations.

The ISC plans large-scale events like International Education Week and the International Dinner while providing assistance to our international students in all matters pertaining to immigration, visa status, document certification, employment authorization and more.

Housing services

Residence Halls:

  • Bellarmine Hall: Located in the center of campus, Bellarmine Hall’s seven floors house approximately 420 residents. Residents enjoy easy access to all campus locations, making it the center of the on-campus experience.
  • Chardin Hall: Chardin Hall is our newest traditional residence hall and is located on the south side of campus adjacent to Campion Hall. 148 Sophomores and juniors will enjoy 4-person suites that include 2 double rooms adjoined by a private bathroom.
  • Xavier Global House:Xavier Hall is on the north end of campus and houses approximately 200 residents.

Library services

Lemieux Library, originally built in 1966, was renovated, expanded, and transformed into Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons in 2010.

As the intellectual, educational, and physical heart of campus, the library provides a wide range of services and collections primarily to support the teaching, research, and learning goals of the Seattle University community.

ICT services

Seattle University's network may include access to not only the Internet, but also personal and team drives (P: and T: drives), as well as crucial databases like Colleague or SUDDS. The Network Services team manages the wired, wireless, and remote network access for our students, faculty, and staff.

Medical services

  • General Physicals
  • Women's Health Services (annual exams, pap smears, etc.)
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Illnesses (colds, flu, headaches)
  • Management of chronic medical problems (diabetes, high blood pressure, ulcers, arthritis)
  • Treatment of injuries (cuts, sprains, splinters, sports injuries)
  • Treatment of skin problems (acne, warts, fungal infections)
  • STD and Pregnancy Testing

Student Life

Campus life

On campus, our facilities are state-of-the-art. Here’s some of what you have to look forward to in your surroundings at Seattle University:

  • A new 64,000-square-foot Student Center, an active hub of student life, built using eco-friendly design and materials;
  • Lee Center for the Arts, a new 135 seat showcase for theatre and musical performances with a prop room, dressing room, costume shop, and support for professional lighting and sound booths where arts students can build their technical skills
  • Award-winning landscaping with tree-lined malls, colorful Japanese gardens, rare plants, and plenty of green space, all maintained in an environmentally friendly way that relies on beneficial insects instead of pesticides

Sports facilities

  • Astro Gym
  • East and West Pools
  • Racquetball Courts
  • Logan Softball Field
  • Outdoor Tennis Courts

Student clubs

  • Albers Investment Club
  • Alpha Kappa Psi
  • American Marketing Association
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Beta Alpha Psi


  • AACSB International-Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME)
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Theological Schools
  • COAMFTE for Master of Arts in Couples and Family Therapy
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering)
  • Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (see below)
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP)

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's good for non-stem majors.

Seattle, Washington, United States

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