Seattle University Reviews

  • 13 Reviews
  • Seattle (WA)
  • Annual Tuition: $44,610
91% of 13 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 13 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Transfer Student
  • Reviewed: 12/26/2019
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I transferred from a local community college to Seattle University to pursue a bachelor's degree and this school has been nothing short of phenomenal. It is a smaller university, yet it has every experience that you would deem necessary. The facilities are great and it's right in the middle of multiple converging neighborhoods, so you get a well rounded view of how the rest of Seattle looks. The faculty are AMAZING! Advisors quickly know you by name, genuinely care about you and your education, and find ways to facilitate to your success as much as possible. The professors , in my opinion, are world class. You can tell the school goes far and wide to find great professors that understand not only the content of their class but the context of the world around them. The career and services center is there for your support, advocacy, and growth, and will reach as far or farther than you can in any way you need that is fitting. I am very lucky and fortunate to be a part of this university and especially for people who are serious about school I would recommend this school on any day!"
Charlie Stone
  • Reviewed: 9/28/2019
  • Degree: Creative Writing
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"In the English and the Women and Gender Studies departments I found my people; the poets and the Chimamanda Ngozie Aditchie fans, the nerds, and the dreamers. The more I embraced community, the less I felt like a fraud. I had no idea that I would be embraced by these communities, even sought for my participation, becoming a writer and video director in the Writing Center, a new-student mentor, student representative, an author-host for the Search for Meaning Festival for the English department, getting to attend the iLead leadership conference and host an on-campus letter writing campaign called Pizza and Politics and finally, the highlight of my senior year was being asked to share my original researchthat I had thought was slightly insane--at the Seattle University Undergraduate Research Conference by Dr. Hillard. For those interested, it was about the deconstruction of linear time through ancestral narratives, specifically in Toni Morrisons Song of Solomon. So what is my advice to you? 1. Find your community on campus; or start your own. As soon as you get here. 2. Participate. Make the most of the short time that you will be here. 3. Dont be afraid to ask for help; your advisors, professors, the advising centers, and all of the staff on campus WANT to help you. 4. Lean into your fears and feelings of unworthiness. 5. Listen to that feeling in your gut. Not the noise around you. And finally, remember that you belong here. I belong here. My degree did not change who I am but it gave me the tools to discern who I want to be. Our identities dont impact how adequate we are or if we deserve an education, they help enrichen our communities and the spaces that we inhabit. Seattle University will be better because you are here."
  • Reviewed: 9/22/2019
  • Degree: Computer Science
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Seattle University was an excellent University for my needs. I thrived in the small class sizes and felt as though the professors were able to engage with each of us on an individual level for that reason. It made it easy to approach them for questions and for extra help during office hours. The small school size made for an intimate university experience that I loved."
Emily Schifferling
  • Reviewed: 3/29/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2004
"After transferring from a large public university, I was thoroughly impressed with the small classes, genuine and astute professors, and wonderful fitness center! Professors stay in close professional touch, engaged us in very open and collaborative discussions, and gave fantastic, in-depth feedback to all my work. Excellent excellent school."
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2015
  • Degree: Law
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
  • Reviewed: 9/14/2015
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"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!"
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2015
  • Degree: Teaching
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2015
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
  • Graduation Year: 2006
"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."
Anne Marie
  • Reviewed: 2/24/2015
  • Degree: Performing Arts
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"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."
  • Reviewed: 9/16/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 1989
"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."