Tuition & Fees

$44,610

$48,610

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
13%
600-699
50%
500-599
35%
400-499
2%
700-800
13%
600-699
40%
500-599
42%
400-499
5%
700-800
10%
600-699
32%
500-599
45%
400-499
13%
300-399
0
30-36
32%
24-29
43%
18-23
23%
12-17
2%
30-36
13%
24-29
62%
18-23
22%
12-17
3%
30-36
24%
24-29
55%
18-23
21%
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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,329
Declined + 2,247
Total Received 8,576
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Private (nonprofit)

4,681

undergraduate students

2,631

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Management
  3. Liberal Arts
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Codes

SAT 4695
ACT 4478

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School Facts

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

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 7,312
Established in 1891
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ATS (Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NWCCU (Northwest Comm. on Colleges and Universities)

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Seattle, WA

50-acre, urban campus in Seattle (population: 704,352); branch campus in Bellevue. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
45%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
94%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
31%
Top 1/4
64%
Top 1/2
94%
Bottom 1/2
6%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
13%
600-699
50%
500-599
35%
400-499
2%
700-800
13%
600-699
40%
500-599
42%
400-499
5%
700-800
10%
600-699
32%
500-599
45%
400-499
13%
300-399
0
30-36
32%
24-29
43%
18-23
23%
12-17
2%
30-36
13%
24-29
62%
18-23
22%
12-17
3%
30-36
24%
24-29
55%
18-23
21%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $55
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,329
Declined + 2,247
Total Received 8,576

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Recommendations
Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence

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Admissions Contact

Melore Nielsen
Dean of Admissions
P: 800 426-7123
F: 206 296-5656
admissions@seattleu.edu

Financial Aid

65%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$36,167

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $43,785
Room & board $12,288
Additional fees $825
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $58,098
Average Financial Aid - $36,167
Total with Avg. Aid $21,931
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 206 296-2000
F: 206 296-5755
financialservices@seattleu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Jeff Scofield
Director of Financial Aid
austinja@seattleu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Indoor Soccer, Miniature Golf, Racquetball, Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball (indoor/outdoor)

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Athletic Directors

Shaney Fink (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Erin Engelhardt (women's)
Assistant Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division I)
Mascot
Redhawks
School colors
scarlet and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Applied Sociology/Social Work
Asian Studies
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Counseling
Criminal Justice
Diagnostic Ultrasound
Divinity
Drama
E-Commerce/Information Systems
Ecological Studies
Economics
Education
Electrical Engineering
English
English/Creative Writing
Finance
Fine Arts
French
General Science
History
Individualized Major in Business Administration
International Business
International Studies/East Asia
International Studies/Economics
International Studies/Foreign Language
International Studies/History
International Studies/Politics
Journalism/Mass Communications
Law
Liberal Studies
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Technology
Ministry
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Pastoral Ministries
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Religious Education
Social Work
Sociology
Software Engineering
Spanish
Structural Engineering
Student Development
Teaching
Theological Studies
Theology/Religious Studies
Visual Art
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Management
  3. Liberal Arts

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine

7,312

total students

32%

in-state

68%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

64%

4,681
students

Female
62%
2,917

Male
38%
1,764

36%

2,631
students

Female
61%
1,616

Male
39%
1,015

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

4,431
students

Female
63%
2,771

Male
37%
1,660

6%

250
students

Female
59%
146

Male
41%
104

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Student Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
16%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
43%
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

Transfer Admissions

45%

Transfer applicants accepted

44%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.20
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 15

Winter: November 10

Spring: February 25

Summer: May 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

135

quarter hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

quarter hours

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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/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 59
Countries most often represented China
Indonesia
Japan
Saudi Arabia
Taiwan
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Wade Bird
Assistant Director for International Admissions
206 296-5808
international@seattleu.edu

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