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Seattle University

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Seattle University
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Latin: Universitas Seattlensis
Motto in English For the difference we make
Established 1891
Type Private Independent
Nonprofit Coeducational
Religious affiliation Jesuit (Roman Catholic)
Endowment US $178.8 Million[1]
President Rev. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
Academic staff 653
Students 7,755[2]
Undergraduates 4,631
Postgraduates 3,124
Location Seattle, Washington,
United States

47°36'36?N 122°19'08?W? / ?47.61007°N 122.319°W? / 47.61007; -122.319Coordinates: 47°36'36?N 122°19'08?W? / ?47.61007°N 122.319°W? / 47.61007; -122.319
Campus Urban - 50 acres (20.2 ha)
Former names Immaculate Conception Parish School (1891–1898)
Seattle College (1898–1948)
Fight song "Ol' Seattle U"
Colors Red      and      White
Athletics NCAA Division I - WAC
Sports 18 varsity sports teams[3]
(8 men's and 10 women's)
Nickname Redhawks
Mascot Rudy the Redhawk
Affiliations AJCU
Website www.seattleu.edu
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Seattle University (SU) is a Jesuit Catholic university located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, USA.[4][5]

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. U.S. News & World Report, in its "Best Colleges 2011," ranked Seattle University 6th out of Non-PhD schools in the West that offer a full range of programs up to Master's degree.[6]