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City University of Seattle

City University of Seattle is a private nonprofit university accredited through the doctoral level. CityU is dedicated to serving the working adult and transfer student and is ranked by the U.S. News & World Report among the top for online bachelor’s degree programs, and among the top online programs for veterans in the U.S.


Since 1973, City University of Seattle has been relentlessly reimagining higher education in the Pacific Northwest and around the world. As an accredited, private, nonprofit university, our mission is to provide career-relevant education to busy professionals who want to advance their careers and compete in the global marketplace.


CityU is truly a global community. Each year, the institution serves over 500 international students at our Seattle campus who come to CityU to complete their bachelor’s degree or earn a graduate degree. We continue our mission of offering access to a high quality, relevant U.S.-style degree to those in other countries. There are now partnerships with institutions in Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Mexico, Slovakia, and Vietnam. No matter which program students choose, they gain global perspectives from their peers while expanding their professional expertise.


CityU’s Career Center is committed to helping students and alumni take their careers to the next level. We’re here to assist you with job searches, writing resumes, building interview skills, career planning, and career counseling. 

Housing services

Cornish Commons is an award-winning 20-story residence hall that is shared by City University of Seattle and Cornish College of the Arts. The building features resident rooms, community spaces and an indoor-outdoor lounge on the 20th floor with an incredible view. Additional amenities include:

  • Shared community kitchen
  • Art studio
  • TV lounge
  • Pool table
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness center
  • Laundry facility

Library services

CityU librarians are available to help you from 9am-4pm, Monday to Saturday. Our librarians also work closely with your instructors to ensure that the resources you need are available to you when you need them. We focus on collecting resources and providing services that you can access online, 24/7, whenever and wherever you are studying and learning. 

Medical services

The City University of Seattle Counseling Center is an outpatient counseling center that offers low-cost counseling services and is open to the public. Our counselors are trained to provide professional and compassionate services in a safe, confidential environment.

Student clubs

Enactus is a student organization that brings together college students, academic professionals and industry leaders to focus on a shared mission of creating a more sustainable world through entrepreneurship. Team members contribute their time and talent to projects that improve the lives of people around the globe.

CityU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, a regional accrediting body approved by the U.S. Department of Education. Regional accreditation serves as the most important means of assuring the quality of higher education through rigorous peer-review and evaluation.

Seattle, Washington, United States

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