divtheshin wrote:Thanks for the info. I suppose I should have been more specific when I said "good location." I didn't necessarily mean in terms of crime. I was thinking more along the lines of good restaurants, bars, transportation, living accommodations, livability etc. I just don't know much about Seattle University or the surrounding area.
In that case, its okay, but downtown seattle is a bus ride or really short drive away, and has everything. Close to SU is broadway and the surrounding area, which has an interesting culture. Food is good, and you can find anything you want from Korean to southern (catfish corner, oh my). For the real variety go to the UW area. Either way, you'll find everything from gay bars to fratty hangouts, whatever tickles your fancy.
The bus system is good. There are some wackos, and some hostility but keep your wits and its not bad. I wouldnt personally go around at night. However, its pretty cheap and there are bus routes everywhere, along with a new lightrail deal, which makes getting to and from the airport easy.
Living expenses are steep, but its not NYC. Traffic can get bad but nothing like LA or NYC.
The weather is rainy and gray a lot of the time, but summers are mild and ideal for the most part. Winters dont get that cold and theres rarely snow. As a side note, anything more than an inch of snow and the county shuts down haha. Summers get up to the 100s but are probably average ~80s highs. The outdoor scene is HUGE. Mt rainier is beautiful, snoqualmie and the other passes are giant for skiing. Mountain biking and hiking are also great. Canoozing/rafting in the summer. All outdoor sports are well represented. If you're interested in cars, theres a decent racing scene (track racing- street racing is for assholes).
There is a ton in Washington to do if youre willing to drive, like central and eastern washington.
The sports teams are meh. Casinos are a bit of a drive, if you are in to that sort of thing.
Its a great place. Its not as drab as people like to say. It sure is nice not having a heat stroke in the summer then getting consistently snowed in in the winters.
As for SU respect: SU is very well represented in Seattle and the surrounding cities. I don't have much experience elsewhere, but around the area, lawyers with SU degrees are common. That said, it still a T2 law school so it should have respect anyway.