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Seattle University, or SU, is a nonprofit Jesuit Catholic university founded in 1891 as the School of the Immaculate Conception by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). It continues to operate as a Jesuit institution. The U. S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2008" ranks Seattle University at the 6th place out of all the schools in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University offers more than 40 bachelor's degree programs and over 20 graduate degree programs, along with a law school and a doctoral program in education. The university is organized into the following academic divisions:
  • Albers School of Business and Economics
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Science and Engineering
  • Matteo Ricci College
  • School of Law
  • School of Theology and Ministry
The university's sports teams are nicknamed the Redhawks.

Profile of Seattle University

Students attend Seattle University in Seattle, WA, a large city. The school is proud of its Roman Catholic status. Seattle University is a private, not-for-profit institution. The school degrees go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Seattle University has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. The school is known for its programs in mathematics and law.

Seattle University Selectivity

Seattle University is selective and does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 520. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 536 and 630.

Faculty
Seattle University maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Seattle University is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

There are 7, 529 students at the school .

Student Life
Seattle University values student athletics, and belongs to the Pacific West Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Seattle University is dedicated to educating the whole person, to professional formation, and to empowering leaders for a just and humane world. "Seattle University Programs and Degrees

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management442business management, finance, accounting, marketing, international business, non-profit management, accounting and finance, electronic commerce, . . .
Law332law, foreign lawyers
Liberal Arts276humanities, international studies, English, political science, liberal arts and sciences, sociology, history, creative writing, . . .
Education and Teaching230teacher ed, higher education administration, school Counselling, ESL instruction, educational administration, curriculum and instruction, adult education, special ed, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine142registered nursing, nurse practitioner, mental health nursing
Therapy and Counselling98psychology, school psychology
Family and Social Work92public administration, social work
Science66biology, physical sciences, biochemistry, chemistry, physics
Engineering56mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering
Media54communication studies, journalism, public relations
Religion and Philosophy53pastoral Counselling, philosophy, theology, religion, ministry
Security and Law Enforcement49criminal justice and safety, criminal science
Mathematics47systems science and theory, mathematics
Computer Science and Engineering31software engineering, computer science
Medical Support and Technology24sonography and ultrasound tech, clinical lab tech
Fine Arts16fine arts, art history and criticism
Conservation and Resource Management8environmental studies, environmental science
Art Studies6visual and performing arts
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Music1music
Contact: Seattle UniversitySeattle University

900 Broadway

Seattle, WA 98122-4340

General Phone: (206) 296-6000

http://www.seattleu.edu

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