History, Affiliations & Rankings
Seattle University (SU) is a private institution Established in 1891, known to be the largest independent institution in Northwest US. Formally known as Immaculate Conception Parish School, Seattle College changed its name to Seattle University, under Father Albert A. Lemieux, S.J. in 1948. In 1993, the Seattle University School of Law was established through the purchase of the Law School from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, and the School of Law moved to the Seattle campus in 1999. SU has been affiliated with The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU), The Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU), the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) and The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). According to the US News & World Report 2020, SU has been #139 in National Universities, #49 in Best Undergraduate Teaching, #85 Best Value Schools and #26 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs.
Infrastructure, Campus & Courses
The university campus is spread over an area of 50 acres. It provides all the facilities required by the students. The campus has a food waste compost facility, pesticide-free grounds, recycling setup, and energy-saving plans. The library at the campus consists of over 2,00,000 books, journals, and research papers. Seattle University offers 61 bachelor's degree programs, 31 graduate degree programs, and 27 certificate programs, plus law school and a doctoral program in education and comprises 8 colleges within the campus, namely the School of Business & Economics, College of Arts & Science, School of Law, School of Theology & Ministry, Ricci College, School of Nursing, College of Education and College of Science & Engineering.
Accomplishments & Alumni
Seattle University has several notable alumni like Anne Bremner (Television legal analyst), Gary Brinson (Founder of Brinson Partners), Carolyn Kelly (President at The Seattle Times), Carol Nelson (CEO at Cascade Bank), Calvin Tang (Co-founder of Newsvine), Frank Murkowski (Former Governor of Alaska), Gerri Russel (Romantic fiction author), Tom Gorman (Tennis player), Mohammad Alabbar (Chairman & Founder of Emaar Properties), and Duff McKagan (Famous musician).
Student Diversity & Visiting Companies
Seattle University has over 7,700+ students. The undergraduate program consists of 4,600+ students, and about 3,100+ students are under the postgraduate program. The International Student Center (ISC) at SU is committed to supporting, by working closely with campus partners in supporting over 850+ international students from 64 countries around the world. The student-faculty ratio at Seattle University is 11:1, and the school has 62.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, which proves the fact that every student gets an individualized focus to grow and prosper. Top employers include Microsoft, Amazon, Google, etc.
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