Seattle University

Seattle University

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

Academic Programs

  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Criminal Justice
  • Design
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Kinesiology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Performing Arts
  • Research
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Technology
  • Ultrasound
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • Jesuit
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


A first-year applicant is a student who will be graduating from high school, or a student who has graduated from high school, but not yet completed any college or university coursework. If you complete college coursework through a dual enrollment program like Washington State’s Running Start Program, you will still be considered a first year applicant. For more information about SeattleU admission requirements and deadlines, please visit our website.


A transfer applicant is a high school graduate who has completed a college-level course at a college or university after graduating from high school. For information about Seattle U admission requirements and deadlines, please visit our website.

Additional Information

Over 92% of Seattle University students receive financial aid, which adds up to $125 million in scholarships, grants, loans and employment assistance annually. Students who complete an admissions application to Seattle University are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships, which begin at $8,000. These scholarships are renewable for up to four years. Merit-based scholarships consider information provided in the admissions application, not financial need. And we guarantee that any amount you receive as an institutional gift will remain constant for all four years you’re eligible at SU. We know how important investing in a Seattle University education is to you and we’re ready to help you make it happen. Learn how to apply for financial aid at our financial aid website. 

Visit us

Our campus visits typically begin with an information session, followed by a student-led campus tour. On a campus tour, our student guides will spend an hour sharing what it's like to live and learn in our distinct urban setting. Our information sessions are designed to give you a brief overview of the university, as well as our admissions and scholarship processes. To schedule a visit or information session, start here. 

Seattle U has exponentially expanded my worldview. It has given me the tools to examine social issues, relationships, literature, art, sciences and myself, so that I can move through my life more mindfully and more justly.

Ali Alderman, Arts Leadership, Class of 2020
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Admissions office

Visit us


901 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122-1090, United States of America

Phone number

(206) 220-8040