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How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionB+
Academic SuccessA- Creativity/ InnovationA
Individual ValueA University Resource UseA-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceA+ Social LifeB-
Surrounding CityA Extra CurricularsB+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable, Snooty

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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She rated most things higher than other students did.
Date: Dec 21 2009
Major: Business - Management and Administration (This Major's Salary over time)
I am a non-tradtional student and older then the average. I am not catholic, but only about 20% of the student body is. So between life experience and previous school I feel fairly well prepared for SU.

Advice: Any college is going to be what you make of it. Those that complain about nothing to do are lazy. Those that claim that Su is not diverse are blind. SU happens to be the most diverse in the Pacific Northwest, by a large percent compared to UW, WWU, etc.

So if you want more activity when you live on/near campus get out and meet people. Study groups, volunteer groups, sports, you name it SU has it. And if they don't start a group.

It is not for the student that wants to sit back and snooze. Classes are small and professors will notice if you slack. But it is also not overwhelming in most classes. If things get tough SU offers tons of help—tutors, professors are very accessible.

The campus is goregous. On nice weather days find a spot to sit outside and enjoy the beauty. Maintance takes their job seriously and works to keep things in shape.

Yes, to find eve entertainment may take a little work. But buses run right past the university, and they have shuttle service for sports games, like Men's basketball. Also shuttles are offered for traveling to and from the airport if you are going out of town for breaks.

You can get discount/free tickets to shows, and events around Seattle—usually through Student Services.

I have only completed one quarter at SU, but can't wait for winter quarter to begin. The people are friendly and involved. The students, most of them, want to learn and take part in what is going on. There are tons of opportunites for interships, work study, and study aboard.

Food is a mixed bag, but there are tons of eateries in walking distance—many give student discounts.

Su also offers better finacnial aid packages then other Northwest Universities. Much better. UW runs close to $41,000 a year—SU is $31,000 and offers big aid package.

Su is for students wanting more than a cattle call experience. If you want to be spoon feed info, or want to only party then by all means aviod SU. If you want to be invloved in classes, campus, and the world all I can say is welcome to Seattle U.

responseTo the person who is a business major and towards the end of their response compared prices is very wrong. UW is not $41,000 per year- its a public U and costs 9k for tuition and 8k for room and board.
responseWell the sheet sent to me with the info packet last summer I recieved from UW has it posted as $41k total—tution, room & board, living expenses, etc…

As a non-trad student over 24 yrs old I am not living on campus. So I have expenses like rent and utilities, so costs for attending any university is not just tutition. In comparision Su was less—and offered much more in financial aid.

questionHello. I am a junior in high school in the Los Angeles area in California. I would love to attend Seattle University. However, I claim myself as Agnostic and really never go to church. How is life on campus for students who aren't Catholic? I mean, is attending this school still fun if you're not that religious? I feel like I would be excluded or forced into religious events that I don't want to do/believe in. Also, are there any required classes that relate to Catholicism?

And a lot of these reviews have mentioned the lack of the college experience and lack of parties and nightlife. I mean, surely there has to be some form of social life or parties at neighboring schools or something, right?

Last but not least, I'm looking to Major in Art, and focus on photography. Opinions, please?

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