Review of Seattle University

Rating: StarStarStarStar_grayStar_gray By: Laura H., Student Posted: April 30, 2012

My review

The Good:

In most areas the professors are great, it really depends on what you are looking to study. They have great nursing and engineering programs, and a good law school.

The Bad:

If you are looking to study instrumental music, it is not the place unfortunately. The instrumental music program is very small and struggles to find new students each year. It is not very well supported by rest of the fine arts department which makes every endeavor to improve the program an uphill battle. While the professors have the interests of the students at heart, the instrumental music dept. meets much opposition from higher ups in the fine arts department, who do not want to fund things like student chamber concerts. Also, you will gain very little orchestral experience as there is no student symphony, but only a community orchestra for students to participate in.

Would I do it again?

No, The program overall did not give me an education that was worth the money. There are too few performance opportunities and too few students in the program. If you want to be a music performance major, this is not the place to go. Otherwise, Seattle U has many strong programs. I was very impressed with most all of the professors at the school, but cannot afford to pay 45,000 a year to attend a school that doesn't want to properly fund my major's program, and isn't even interested in having a string performance program.

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