Private 4 Year

City University of Seattle

Bellevue, Washington

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City University of Seattle overview
Location Bellevue, Washington
Online cityu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
City University of Seattle overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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City University of Seattle, located in Bellevue, Washington, offers students an urban campus setting in close proximity to the comprehensive cultural and business opportunities of Seattle. Founded in 1973, this private, nonprofit institution emphasizes a practical learning approach, catering to transfer students, working adults, and international students. The university delivers a variety of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs with a notable focus on business and management education amongst its offerings. CityU, as it is commonly known, practices an open enrollment policy, allowing for a broader range of student admissions. While the university does not have a traditional residential college system, it does provide assistance with housing options in the vibrant local area. City University of Seattle is less recognized for intercollegiate athletics and thus does not emphasize sports programs in its campus life.

City University of Seattle has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  240 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,855 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $16,973 plus fees of $0.


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Open Admission

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for City University of Seattle
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$870
Other Fees$0
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $10,125
Budget for Other Expenses$0
Total One Year Cost$27,968

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$52,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

13% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by City University of Seattle students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 61%
Education 23%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 6%
Computer and Information Sciences 5%
Psychology 2%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=234915 IPEDS survey data for City University of Seattle.

Current students may use the City University of Seattle GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.