SU is the largest independent university in the Northwest US, with over 7,500 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools, and is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. In its “Best Colleges 2015” edition, U. At first, the school was named after the surrounding Immaculate Best investment periodicals parish and did not offer higher education.
In 1898, the school was named Seattle College after both the city and Chief Seattle, and it granted its first bachelor’s degrees 11 years later. Initially, the school served as both a high school and college. In 1948, Seattle College changed its name to Seattle University, under Father Albert A. First Hill neighborhood, east of downtown Seattle. Ignatius on campus, designed by New York architect Steven Holl, won a national Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects in 1998.
At night the chapel sends beacons of multi-colored lights out onto the campus. Undergraduate enrollment in 2014 showed some ethnic diversity: 55. The Lemieux Library was founded in 1991. As of 2011 it contained 216,677 books and subscribed to 1604 periodicals. It is a member of the American Theological Library Association. 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.
Albers School of Business and Economics was ranked 46th in the U. The school ranked seventh in the West and was the only private university in the Northwest appearing in the Top 50. Seattle University’s Albers School of Business and Economics, started in 1945, was named after the Albers family. 3 million to the school in 1971.