Seattle University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.73 out of 5.0)
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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABA, + 4 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 7,405 (4,602 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 49% part-time, 51% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $19,793
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4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

Studying public administration at a school committed to social justice, in the center of a vibrant, liberal city that celebrates diversity, is a dream. The courses are interesting and challenging, the professors are accomplished and tremendously knowledgeable, and my fellow students push me to be my best. However, pursuing a career in public service is not necessarily a lucrative choice, and the price tag associated with the MPA is truly the only downside or otherwise negative element of the program.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

This program not only marks a major career transition in my life, but a physical relocation as well (I endured a pricey cross-country move to attend the program). But personal circumstances aside, the small class/school size provides an unbeatable learning environment with intimate classrooms and meaningful interactions with the professors and staff. The program is specifically rooted in the college's mission of social justice and community engagement at large, so it's a particularly beneficial institution to pursue an MPA program. The coursework is challenging and fulfilling, and the professors are knowledgeable and have tons of relevant experience to draw from. The main concern with the MPA program is really in its cost. To pursue a graduate level degree, on top of undergraduate financial burdens, to pursue a career in public service (which is not necessarily known to be lucrative) is a huge financial undertaking. The scholarships offered are extremely limited, and I would hate for money to be the reason I--or anyone else--would ultimately be unable to complete the program. Pursuing this program is the best decision I've ever made, and I'm so grateful to have been given this opportunity. I just want to make sure I can take full advantage by being able to afford the costs. For many students, they are trying to advance their careers that are already in public service, so most people are truly coming to this program with a limited income/way to pay. My hope is that these circumstances are taken into consideration so that such a dynamic and important program is accessible.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of the program are: *Small & intimate class sizes *Flexible evening and weekend classes for working adults *Easily accessible & knowledgeable instructors The cons are: *No assistance finding employment or internships *Not enough program counselors *Financial aid department could be more helpful *Technology lab doesn't have assistant available for help
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2012

I feel like the faculty are very engaged with students and they have been helpful since I've graduated. I have a lot of job contacts, and the faculty are always happy to provide references and letters of recommendation. The campus is not in the greatest part of town, so I did not enjoy walking alone at night to get back to my car. The technology use in the department could also be improved. Overall, I would highly recommend it!
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