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School Spotlight: Seattle University

Seattle University
Emily Toffelmire

Written by Emily Toffelmireon November 30th, 2020

I came to College Coach after working for many years in college admissions and high school counseling. As a school counselor, I assisted students in the college application process and wrote hundreds of letters of recommendation, while also helping them and their families cope with any emotional, social, and academic concerns throughout the year. I transitioned from the high school setting to the admissions office when I joined the University of Southern California as an assistant director, reading freshmen and transfer applications and collaborating on admission decisions for over 150 majors, including the liberal arts, engineering, business, cinema, and the fine and performing arts. I subsequently took on the role of senior assistant director in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, where I coordinated the division's Mork, Stamps, Trustee, Presidential and Dean's merit scholarship selection process, as well as recruitment publications and outreach, and traveled everywhere from Honolulu to Miami presenting to and interviewing hundreds of applicants each year.
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There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school! School Spotlight: Seattle University Seattle, WA The coffee alone might be enough to convince some students to attend college in Seattle. But those who are looking for a mid-sized university that provides individualized attention and opportunities for personal and spiritual growth should look no further than Seattle University. This Jesuit Catholic university attracts a diverse yet inclusive student body. Sixty-four percent of SU’s 4,300 undergrads come from out-of-state, while over one-third are students of color. The university offers a wide range of liberal arts and pre-professional majors, including cultural anthropology, electrical engineering, international business, and public affairs. High-achieving first-year students interested in attending SU’s law school may be invited to participate in the Law Scholars Program. Members attend lectures and workshops at the School of Law, and can also volunteer in the University’s Access to Justice Institute. Seniors who successfully complete the program will be offered a place in the university’s law school! Do you love the great outdoors? Come enjoy the beautiful Pacific Northwest by joining an activity offered by the University Recreation Department, such as kayaking around Whidbey Island, hiking along Umtanum Canyon, or cross-country skiing at Stevens Pass. Image Credit: Top, Courtesy of Yosef Chaim Kalinko, Seattle University Getting the Most Out of a College Visit


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