Life is Full of Moving Parts

Finish your degree, on your schedule. Seattle University's School of New and Continuing Studies helps busy adults overcome the obstacles that may hinder career and educational progress. We provide the curriculum, flexible learning options, and services that support your lifestyle and educational goals.

To know more. Do more. And be more. Because here we dare.

We believe the sharpest minds are well-rounded. Educating mind, body and spirit is not multiple choice—it's the Jesuit way. At Seattle University, we dare to become greater than the sum of our parts, to impact locally and shape our global environment. From the heart of Seattle and its innovative and forward-thinking culture, we dare to know more, do more and be more.

Ignite Your Passion

What drew Mina Hooshangi to Seattle University was the flexible class schedule—what stands out is an education steeped in community and compassion. In the Master of Public Administration program, Mina discovered professors who invest in their students and foster peer-to-peer learning, giving her first-hand experience and igniting her passion to serve others. These experiences will be hugely beneficial to Mina’s career as an employee development specialist helping co-workers acquire new skills and knowledge.

DARE TO BE GREATER

Centrally located in a forward-thinking hub of innovation, Seattle University pulls in faculty at the top of their fields. These accomplished scholars don’t just lead their fields; they revolutionize them—from a Professor of the Year to changemakers in business, science and engineering, law and more.

With 13 students for each faculty member—and an average class size of 19—you receive personalized learning that empowers and inspires you to do more and be more.

Illuminating the World Around Us

A Seattle University education not only prepares you to make a difference in the world, it provides you the opportunities to make the world better and even a little brighter. Seniors in the Electrical Engineering program did just that by being part of the award-winning Muhuru Bay Microgrid Project. Working alongside professional engineers, they created a micro-grid system to provide sustainable electricity for a rural village in Kenya, Africa.


Where theory meets real life

With an emphasis on rigorous, engaging courses, we develop students into global-minded citizens with the skills, know-how and daring to tackle any challenge. Our education is based in theory and real-life application so our students graduate ready for their careers and unfazed by the transition.



MORE THAN A SCHOOL OF THOUGHT—
A SCHOOL OF ACTION

By educating the whole person, our curriculum challenges students to do more than find answers, encouraging them to think critically and work for social justice. SU’s rigorous, engaging courses empower students to pursue their passions to ignite change in their careers and communities.



An Air of Dare

We were open to others before acceptance was accepted. And we believed in networking before it became social. It’s in our Jesuit DNA and it’s kept us moving since 1891, when our forward-thinking and holistic education arrived on Capitol Hill—in the heart of one of the most cutting-edge cities in the U.S.


The Facts

  • #5 in the West (U.S. News & World Report: Best Colleges 2015)
  • Among The Princeton Review’s Best Colleges 2014
  • U.S. News & World Report: Best Graduate Schools 2015
  • Faculty to student ratio: 1 to 13
  • Average Class Size: 19 students
  • 7,273: Student Population
    • 4,511 Undergraduate
    • 1,967 Graduate
    • 795 School of Law
  • 8 colleges and schools, more than 60 undergraduate programs, 31 graduate programs, three doctoral programs and more than 30 certificate programs
  • Four out of five students do community service work—nearly 3x the national average
  • 73,000 alumni in all 50 states and 77 nations
  • The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges gives SU a green rating of 95. This is the fifth year SU has been featured.