Sean, upon entering Seattle University, was intent of having a personal academic experience in the classroom. At a university the size of SU, this relationship with one’s professor is attainable, the student is an individual and not a mere number. “I react better to being held accountable,” says Sean. Equally important was learning in an environment that celebrates diversity. In fact, Sean was initially deterred from considering SU when he learned about its Jesuit roots. However, a friend and recent graduate told him not to worry. “I place value in trying to understand those unlike me,” explains Sean.