Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1144
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $35,865
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    959
  • University Selectivity
    66%
  • University Yield
    23%
  • Job Offers
    85%
  • Average Salary
    $49,724
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
  • School Status
    Private
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1945
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
901 12th Ave
PO Box 222000
Seattle, Washington 98122, United States
Website
405x225

Alberss School of Business & Economics

Seattle University’s Albers School of Business and Economics offers rigorous programs that are built around the university’s forward-thinking ethos. This is evident in our new Core curriculum, which offers a better appreciation for how SU inspires insightful and creative thinkers and is reinventing how our undergraduates are educated so they are prepared to lead in a world that changes every day. Our goals include professional leadership, community service, and personal development, as well as developing the skills and concepts required for our students to lead successful, ethical lives in the global community.

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Seattle University's business program is centered around teamwork and communication. I cannot name one business course that I took which didn't require me to build these skills.

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Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
66% Seattle University 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. High school GPA
  2. Secondary school record
  3. SAT/ACT scores
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
9259% 9,259
66% 66
23% 23
66% School Selectivity
23% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • SAT and/or ACT
  • Are Interviews Required? Recommended
Additional Requirements:

Non-native English speakers must submit proof of English proficiency. International applicants must submit a Declaration of Finances and Bank Statement with sponsor signature.

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
1568% 1,568
72% 72
26% 26
72% Program Selectivity
26% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Recommended
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled Declare business major
  • Min college GPA for transfers
  • Other transfer requirements Freshman can apply directly to the business programs. Current Seattle Univeristy students from other colleges with Calculus and some accounting or economics courses with good GPA can apply directly to the business school. The admission decision is made by the dean's office.
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 77
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? Yes
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Careers

Financial Services 13%
Top Industry
  • Consulting 10%
  • Other 4%
  • Real Estate 3%
Amazon.com 5
Top Employer
  • KPMG 5
  • Deloitte 3
  • Nordstrom 3
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
85% Alberss School of Business & Economics 78% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
60% 60
62% 61.74527272727272
60% Receive Offers
0%
0%
After graduation, but within 3 months
25% 25
16% 15.83261363636364
25% Receive Offers
0%
0%
More than 3 Months after graduation
8% 8
9% 9.05625
8% Receive Offers
0%
0%
86% Graduates seeking full-time employment
14% Graduates not seeking employment
59% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
6% 6
Data not provided
Finance/Accounting
38% 38
Data not provided
General Management
15% 15
Data not provided
Human Resources
6% 6
Data not provided
Management Information Systems
3% 3
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
24% 24
Data not provided
Operations/Production
4% 4
Data not provided
Logistics/Transportation
0% 0
Data not provided
Other
4% 4
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
12% 12
Data not provided
Consumer Products/Retail
28% 28
Data not provided
Consulting
10% 10
Data not provided
Financial Services
13% 13
Data not provided
Government/Education
1% 1
Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health
4% 4
Data not provided
Manufacturing
2% 2
Data not provided
Media/Entertainment
2% 2
Data not provided
Non-Profit
0% 0
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
1% 1
Data not provided
Real Estate
3% 3
Data not provided
Sports/Leisure
3% 3
Data not provided
Technology/Science
15% 15
Data not provided
Transportation
1% 1
Data not provided
Utilities
1% 1
Data not provided
Other
4% 4
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • Amazon.com 8
  • KPMG 5
  • Russell Investments 4
  • The Boeing Company 3
  • Ernst & Young 3
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 12
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 72
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 23
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 271
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Mentor program, networking events, career fairs, company information sessions, company tours, workshops, On-Campus Interviews, Etiquette Dinner, resume reviews and mock interviews with recruiters, industry forums, career assessment tools, one-on-one coaching.

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$48,495
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $35,865
  • Fees $600
  • Expenses $12,030
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$48,495
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $35,865
  • Fees $600
  • Expenses $12,030
68% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 2% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 70%
  • Merit
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://www.seattleu.edu/financial-aid/
Scholarships
$8,675,581
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$9,533,403
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • Alberss School of Business & Economics
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
33% 30
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
43% 25
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
Alberss School of Business & Economics 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
More Information
Business Program Classes
7% Less than 20 Students 0% More than 50 Students
93% 21 to 50 students
25 Average number of students in non-business required electives
53 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Crises, Mania and Crashes
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Managing Work Teams
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2012
Degrees Offered
  • BA in Business Administration
  • BA in Economics
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
85% 85
52% 52
Prominent Faculty
  • John Dienhart

    Business Ethics

  • Jot Yau

    Finance

  • Greg Prussia

    Management

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    Internships for credit are available.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    Our students can study abroad for a semester or a year in China, Korea, Spain and have the credits transfer back. We also have short term study tours with business faculty during the summer.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    Every major has at least one course with a service learning component. Additional community service opportunities are available through Albers student clubs. There are a lot of opportunity for students to work with the Seattle University Youth Initiatvie.

Students

21% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1220 75th Percentile Score on SAT 26 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
44% 44
Asian American
26% 26
Multiethnic
11% 11
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
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U.S. Regional Breakdown
84%
1%
1%
8%
1%
0%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
81% 81
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
13% 13
Dual Citizenship
3% 3
Canada
2% 2
18 Average age of full-time students
86% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
58% 58
74% 74

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 10,025
Alumni Donations
$125 Average Gift Largest Gift

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Gary Brinson

    Chairman, Brinson Foundation

  • Mohamed Ali Alabbar

    Chairman Emaar Properties

  • Stan McNaughton

    CEO of PEMCO Insurance