Seattle University Facts

Top Rankings

Seattle University has consistently ranked among top universities academically by the Wall Street Journal and Princeton Review, as well for sustainability by Sierra and the Princeton Review. See the full rankings.

Enrollment (Fall quarter 2023)

  • 7,172 students: 4,183 undergraduate students, 2,241 graduate students, and 748 law students
  • 88.17% of undergraduate students attend full-time
  • 46% of undergraduate students are from Washington state
  • 43% of all students are from ethnically diverse backgrounds
  • 8% of undergraduate students are international
  • 22% of graduate students are international

Average Class Size

  • 18 students, all classes taught by faculty
  • Faculty to student ratio: 1 to 11

Academic Programs

Seattle University offers an extensive array of programs: more than 120 undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs.

Economic Impact

Seattle University has an annual economic impact of $579,934,304.


Three out of four Seattle University undergraduate students engage in community service, three times the national average. Students, faculty and staff contribute 200,000 hours of service annually.


Seattle University has more than 90,000 alumni in 97 countries. Nearly 70% have remained in Washington - including 62% in the Puget Sound region - contributing to the state economy and talent pool after graduation. The top 10 employers of Seattle University alumni includes:

  • Boeing
  • Amazon
  • Seattle University
  • University of Washington
  • Seattle School District 
  • Microsoft
  • Swedish Medical Center
  • Seattle Children's Hospital
  • City of Seattle
  • Office of the Washington State Attorney General

Financial Assistance (Fall 2022)

Undergraduate Student Aid

Undergraduates with aid: 96%
Average aid award per recipient: $36,920

New Freshman Aid (First Time in College)

New freshman with aid: 99.8%
Average aid award per recipient: $39,511

New Transfers and Graduate Aid

New transfers and graduates with aid: 97.2%

Average aid award per recipient: $37,670

Law School Student Aid

Law students with aid: 95.4%
Average aid award per recipient: $54,240

Financial (Fiscal Year 2022)

  • Total Revenues: $231.23 million
  • Total payroll: $122 million