Seattle University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (9)
Wonderful education- but extremely difficult, much harder than a state school. Location and campus are perfect, beautiful. However the social life can be dull since it's small and people are cliquey.
Great school with great opportunities to build relationships with friends, professors and faculty. Also, Seattle U has many opportunities for students to engage and meet with professionals before the students leave for the real world!
Seattle University provided me with a very good education in which I was provoked to question my beliefs and challenge my paradigms. Most of my classes were in the style of Socratic seminars, and were very small class sizes (max. 28 students), so class was engaging and required all students to participate.
Don't let the cost get you down, my experience at SU was one to remember and continues to benefit me on a daily basis. Amazing faculty and staff, good food, decent housing, and a great community. The classes are small so you actually feel like your attendance matters and the professor knows your name. Class selection is great. LOTS of social justice lectures and discussions. I stayed in the dorms my first two years and thought arrangements and room size were adequate. Most of the people I met in the dorms are still counted amongst my friends today.
I had a wonderful experience at Seattle University. As a theatre major, most of my time was spent working on shows in the theatre! I learned so much not only about theater, but about life and myself during those years. Seattle University also has a strong core curriculum which prepared me to persue a masters degree in Education.
Seattle University had the most knowledgeable, available and interesting faculty of the schools I attended. I attended for my Bachelors' degree, and found the student to faculty ratio to be very good, but best of all, the faculty/professors were always available and helpful. This applied not only when you were enrolled in a class with them, but also as later as mentors and advisors. I later earned my JD at the University of Puget Sound School of Law (now Seattle University School of Law), and a Master of Public Administration degree from City University. Both of those schools provided excellent educations, but not with the level of personal attention and access as Seattle University did. As a non-Catholic I was a bit apprehensive attending Seattle U, a Jesuit University, but it was enlightening to find the broad diversity of students, and having many of the Jesuits who taught some (but not all) of the classes to be very open to hearing, examining, and embracing diversity of opinions in discussions. One class that I remember very fondly was a class taught by a Jesuit priest. It was a comparative religion class that explored Eastern views - nothing quite as enlightening as a priest really embracing Zen Buddhism.
Seattle University is dedicated to educating the whole person. One is not only challenged academically but spiritually and emotionally. All of these needed to be prepared for the real world. Seattle U lives up to its mission to "Educate and empower leaders for a just and humane world. Add being in the center of one of the hippest neighborhoods in Seattle and one or can't go wrong. One of the best decisions I ever made!
A great program with incredible faculty. My small classes made the difference.
A great school! The Jesuits and nightlife rock.