City University of Seattle (CityU)

521 Wall Street, Suite 100, Seattle, WA

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City University of Seattle, located in Seattle, Washington, was founded in 1973 by Dr, Michael A. Pastore. The school is a four year non-profit institution providing certificates and degrees in a variety fields. The school offers degree through its main campus, partnerships with other schools in Washington and internationally, as well as through one of the top rated distance learning programs in the United States. The degrees offered through its international partnerships are considered some of the most influential in those regions, including China and Bulgaria among many others. The school enrolls over 7500 students annually, and has graduated over 40,000 students since its founding.


City University of Seattle offered programs resulting in certificates, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees and doctoral degrees. Students may choose from a variety of majors, and pursue academic or career interests as they see fit through the school's program offerings either on location, through distance learning, or through the campuses of partner schools. These programs are continually updated to remain current and taught by experienced professionals dedicated to imparting the best education possible to their students.

Programs offered at CityU include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Students interested in enrollment at City University of Seattle must complete the admissions application, be 18 years of age, and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Additionally, students must meet the criterion of their desired program of study. Once the application is submitted, if the student meets the above requirements, he or she will be admitted. Students should meet with academic advisor to plan out one's education and focus, after which the student will register for courses prior to the start of each semester. Graduate level courses require students to have the prerequisite degree (i.e. a master's program will require a bachelor's degree, a doctoral program requires a master's degree) in order to be considered for admission.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, work study programs and scholarships. These awards are offered at the state and federal level, requiring a completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which is used to determine need, eligibility and awards. Students may be asked to provide additional information to ensure the accuracy of the FAFSA's student aid report prior to the disbursement of funds. This process is repeated every year. Scholarships may also be pursued through external sources, offering varying awards for a variety of reasons, each typically requiring a separate application.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give you an idea of the candidates City University of Seattle accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

City University of Seattle has a total student population of about 2,300, with undergraduate students making up about 51% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $18,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • Part time students pay in the range of $390 to $470 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Receiving Grants & Scholarships24%$3,027
Student Loans (Federal)41%$6,075
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, City University of Seattle may offer services to students like:

  • Online course work available
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Assisting students to find work
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by City University of Seattle by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact City University of Seattle for official up-to-date information.

Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

School Map