Historically Black College/University?
Common States of Residence
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
African American: 4%
Asian American: 7%
Native American: 0%
With campus next door to a large gay population, Capitol Hill, there is not a mere tolerance of homosexuality, but an accepting and even welcoming atmosphere. Indeed, according to the 2000 U.S. Census, people who reported living in a same-sex relationships in Seattle is 240 percent above the national norm. There are many gay students on campus, and there is no visible hostility towards them.
With an intense Jesuit focus on social justice, the strong voices come from clubs like Amnesty International and Campus Ministry. However, the general feeling of the campus seems undetermined; there is a definite liberal vibe on campus, and little is heard from the Young Republican or Young Democrat chapters. Indeed, the political vibe is felt more through individual topics and problems instead of in terms of parties.
There is a large number of private school students who give a sort of “rich kid” feel to the school. However, there is such a diversity of economic backgrounds due to the range of scholarships available, it is not an overwhelming aspect of the campus atmosphere.
Most Common Religions
According to Campus Ministry, about half of the student population is Catholic or has Catholic parents. However, the rest of campus is divided into a spectrum of faiths, including Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Evangelical, Episcopal, and many more.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Action, Asian and Pacific Islander Student Union (APISU), Black Student Union (BSU), Hi’brid, Hui O Nani Hawai’i, Mana o Polynesia, Marianas Taotao Tano Club, Movimiento Estudantil Chicano/a de Aztlan (MEChA), Muslim Student Association (MSA), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), United Filipino Club (UFC), Vietnamese Student Association (VSA), Indonesian Student Associatino, Japan Club, Taiwanese Student Association, the International Club (TIC), Chinese American Student Association
Did You Know?
The Seattle University School of Law is the most diverse in the Pacific Northwest, with 57 percent of members being female and 33 percent being non-white students