Seattle University

Seattle, WA

Seattle University

Seattle, WA

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Undergrad Catholic

Tuition & Fees

$48,390

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
15%
600-699
45%
500-599
37%
400-499
3%
700-800
12%
600-699
42%
500-599
34%
400-499
2%
30-36
31%
24-29
47%
18-23
21%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

61%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,253
Declined 1,715
Total Received 7,968
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Private

4,685

undergraduate students

2,514

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a private, Jesuit-affiliated, comprehensive institution. Its 50-acre campus is located in Seattle.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 7,199
Established in 1891
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic

50-acre, urban campus in Seattle (population: 724,745); branch campus in Bellevue. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: Seattle
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Seattle-Tacoma International

Seattle University
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA
98122-1090

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
50%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government of Seattle University (SGSU)
  • Student Events and Activities Council (SEAC)
  • Redzone
  • Dance Marathon
  • Hui 'O Nani Hawaii Club

Top Events

  • Quadstock
  • Christmas Tree Lighting
  • Luau
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
28%
Top 1/4
64%
Top 1/2
92%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
15%
600-699
45%
500-599
37%
400-499
3%
700-800
12%
600-699
42%
500-599
34%
400-499
2%
30-36
31%
24-29
47%
18-23
21%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $55
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.65

Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,253
Declined 1,715
Total Received 7,968

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
application essay
recommendation(s)

Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 101
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

lacrosse, rugby, soccer, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

lacrosse, rugby, soccer, volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Archery, Basketball, Crew, Field hockey, Football, Riflery, Rock climbing, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Archery, Basketball, Crew, Fencing, Football, Riflery, Rock climbing, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Anthropology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Asian Studies/Civilization
Biochemistry
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Commercial and Advertising Art
Computer Science
Conservation Biology
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Criminalistics and Criminal Science
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Finance, General
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International/Global Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Music, General
Organizational Leadership
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Sciences
Physics Teacher Education
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Nursing Studies
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Stringed Instruments
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Western European Studies
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional

7,199

total students

41%

in-state

59%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

65%

4,685
students

Female
61%
2,847

Male
40%
1,853

35%

2,514
students

Female
64%
1,616

Male
35%
883

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

4,455
students

Female
61%
2,715

Male
39%
1,740

6%

245
students

Female
54%
132

Male
46%
113

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 88%
Student 4 year graduation rate 60%
Student 5 year graduation rate 11%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

11%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
18%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
40%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
8%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

411

Transfer students enrolled

6%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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