On October 21, 1898, Washington State officially charters Seattle College, now Seattle University. The College is an outgrowth of Seattle's original Jesuit school, Immaculate Conception, founded in 1891 by Frs. Victor Garrand, SJ, (1847-1925) and Adrian Sweere, SJ, (1840-1913) who drew up the college's incorporation and served as its first president. Seattle College was reincorporated as Seattle University in 1948. As of 2001, Seattle University was the largest independent university in the Pacific Northwest, with an enrollment of 6,000, and the region's leading Jesuit institution.
Walt Crowley, Seattle University: A Century of Jesuit Education (Seattle: Seattle University, 1991).
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