Established in 1891, Seattle University is a private institution, which is known to be the largest independent institution in Northwest US. Earlier, the university was known as Immaculate Conception Parish School. In 1931, the university opened a night school for women. In 1993, the school of law opened within the premises. In 2009, the university opened a fitness center, an art center, and a library. The university is managed by the governing board, which includes board of trustees, cabinet members, deans, and the advisory board.
The university campus is spread over an area of 50 acres. It provides all the facilities required by the students. The campus has pesticide-free grounds, recycling setup, food waste compost facility, and energy-saving plans. The library at the campus consists of over 2,00,000 books, journals, and research papers. The campus is close to many restaurants and cafes. Also, stationery shops, general stores, and medical stores are located near the campus. Public transport is easily available from the university.
The students experience a peaceful learning atmosphere at the campus. The university comprises 8 colleges within the campus, namely the School of Business & Economics, College of Arts & Science, School of Law, Ricci College, School of Nursing, College of Education, School of Theology & Ministry, and College of Science & Engineering. All the fests, competitions, events, and quizzes conducted by the university are held at the campus.