Seattle University

Founded in 1891, Seattle University is a Jesuit Catholic university located on a beautiful campus of more than 50 acres in the dynamic heart of Seattle. Our diverse and driven population is made up of more than 7,200 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within our schools and colleges.

Below, are the resources you need to easily access the information you are seeking about our institution. If you would like to talk to our team, please feel free to contact us at any time. We look forward to hearing from you.

Jesuit Tradition

St. Ignatius of Loyola founded the Society of Jesus—the Jesuits, as they are commonly called—more than 450 years ago. Today, Seattle University is one of 28 Jesuit universities in the United States and more than 100 around the world. Find out more about Seattle U's Jesuit tradition by exploring the links below.

Assessment of Student Learning

Demonstrating our Commitment to Academic Excellence

Are we successfully carrying out the Seattle University educational mission? Faculty and staff in degree and certificate programs across the university systematically assess student learning in order to answer this question. Find out more about our Jesuit approach to educating and assessing student learning that emphasizes continual reflection, discernment, and review.


Find out more about how Seattle U is demonstrating leadership in sustainable practices and environmental justice.

Rankings & Recognition

    Seattle U in the Top 10 Universities
    in the Western United States
    for the 18th consecutive year
    – U.S. News & World Report

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