Seattle University Reviews

  • 64 Reviews
  • Seattle (WA)
  • Annual Tuition: $51,324
89% of 64 students said this degree improved their career prospects
95% of 64 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Anonymous CMHC Graduate Student
  • Reviewed: 3/23/2024
  • Degree: Counseling
"If you are finding a school to become a mental health counselor, for your sake, go to another school. Their website claims "social justice" focused, and its only the queer community focused. So many professors are leaving the program and so many new professors are learning to teach us. It's chaotic. I regret coming here. There is no structure. You are going to practically be buying the textbook and teaching yourself."
Transfer Student
  • Reviewed: 12/26/2019
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"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
"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
"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."
  • Reviewed: 7/28/2018
  • Degree: Teaching
"Very unorganized and the professors have limited if any real world teaching experience. You would be best served to look elsewhere for a masters in teaching program. Pay close attention to how your application process is handled as this is indicative of the greater disorganization and lack of caring seen throughout the program."
Tom brady
  • Reviewed: 2/21/2018
  • Degree: Information Technology
"Seattle University is an amazing school. They are unmatched in classroom size, quality of programs, and quality of professors. From their core, they are focused on your learning development both inside and outside of the classroom. If you are in looking at schools in the Seattle area, this needs to be on your list."
  • Reviewed: 11/6/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"Seattle University weds quality education to a social justice agenda, supporting students in critical reflection about their worlds and making education a vehicle for social change. It's also located in a beautiful part of one of America's best cities, which doesn't hurt either."
Greg Moser
  • Reviewed: 10/18/2017
  • Degree: Art & Design
"Scholarship opportunities are somewhat slim, and ongoing support post-graduation is even less so. The campus and surrounding environment are beautiful, but being in the center of a quickly gentrifying neighborhood presents some dangers. Homelessness and drug use are common, so be prepared to be on your guard. The school resourcs (library and gym) are plentiful - great staff."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: History
"Seattle University is a classy school. The Master's program I was a part of made me feel like family, and acted as a springboard into the professional field I find myself today. Spurred on by their Jesuit tenets, it's a school that lives its creed. Highly recommended."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"It was a good opportunity to be introduced to professional organizations and network for the purposes of finding a job. However, I only had a few professors I truly liked and cared to stay in contact with, and some were horrible."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Computer Science
"Its a good university, but have few issues with the faculty the faculty are not up to the mark"
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Engineering
"An institution with trajectory, prestige and total support with its graduates and students, besides being a tradition in the city and the country"
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Business
"Is a good university, nice ambient, good teachers and beautiful campus, a newcomer is going to be happy to attend college there."
Emily Schifferling
  • Reviewed: 3/29/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"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."
Jonathan Murphy
  • Reviewed: 3/5/2017
  • Degree: Finance
"The campus is pristine and beautiful. The advisors are extremely helpful and responsive. Christina in particular really does seem to care about the success of the students she advises. I haven't actually taken any classes yet but I will start in a couple weeks and feel very prepared and cared for."
Jhenn Whalen
  • Reviewed: 2/1/2017
  • Degree: Art & Design
"If you're interested in social justice involvement, SU is for you. In addition, Seattle is a rich sea of nonprofits, which makes the MFA AL program perfectly tailored. But beware; alumni services are known for not offering much on the table. Many scholarships are available, but grad programs are much more affordable than undergrad."
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2015
  • Degree: Law
"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
"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
"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."
Robert Simon
  • Reviewed: 3/26/2015
  • Degree: Nursing
"Very impressed by openness of the school and the accessibility of faculty. The environment is truly collegiate and supportive."