Seattle University is a non-profit Jesuit catholic university located on 50 acres in Seattle, Washington’s First Hill and Capitol Hill neighborhoods. Founded in 1891, SU has been ranked among the top 10 universities in the western U.S. by US News & World Report. Enrollment at SU in the fall of 2010 was 7,900 students, with 56 percent of them undergraduates. SU employs 1,381 faculty and staff.
Of the student population, 94 percent of SU’s undergrads attend school there full time, and about 49 percent of freshmen are students who live in Washington state. The student population is relatively diverse, with students hailing from all 50 U.S. states and 77 other nations.